San Francisco 4, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 95°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 41293

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 11 0
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 60-50 32-23 28-27 W1
St. Louis 60-50 33-22 27-28 L1

Recap


Giants 4, Cardinals 2:
Buster Posey hit a three-run blast for his fifth homer in six games and Barry Zito pitched 6 2/3 solid innings as visiting San Francisco defeated St. Louis.

Joaquin Arias added a run-scoring double in the sixth inning for the Giants, who snapped the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak.

Zito (9-8) allowed two runs and eight hits while winning for the first time since July 17. He struck out four and walked none.

Jeremy Affeldt retired the final hitter in the eighth with the tying run aboard and then hurled a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro had first-inning singles prior to Posey’s three-run homer to center off St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (13-5). The blast was Posey's 18th of the season and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Allen Craig hit two-out solo shots in both the third and fifth innings for the Cardinals’ only offense against Zito.

Brandon Belt singled and stole second in the sixth prior to scoring on Arias’ double.

Lynn allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zito improved to 2-6 in nine career starts against St. Louis. … Craig has three homers in 10 career at-bats against Zito. … San Francisco activated LHP Jose Mijares prior to Tuesday’s contest and placed RHP Shane Loux (neck) on the disabled list. The Giants claimed Mijares off waivers from the Kansas City Royals on Monday. … Cardinals OF Jon Jay had two hits and is 6-for-8 in the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   St. Louis
Barry Zito Player Lance Lynn
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 8
2.70 ERA 6.00
Hitting
San Francisco   St. Louis
Joaquin Arias Player Allen Craig
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 2
3 TB 8
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 11 1 17 .324 15 6 4 3 2 0
St. Louis 10 2 18 .278 10 6 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .520 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Giants have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .569 after a loss.