San Francisco 6, St. Louis 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, October 21, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Bill Miller, Left Field - Greg Gibson, Right Field - Ted Barrett
Attendance - 43070

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 88-74 50-31 38-43 L2
San Francisco 94-68 48-33 46-35 W2

Recap


Giants 6, Cardinals 1:
Ryan Vogelsong tossed seven strong innings and Marco Scutaro drove in a pair of runs as host San Francisco forced a decisive Game 7 in the National League Championship Series.

Vogelsong (2-0) struck out the side in the first inning and didn’t allow a hit until Daniel Descalso's single with two outs in the fifth. He exited after giving up one run on four hits with a career-high nine strikeouts.

The Giants took an early lead in the first when Scutaro scored on Buster Posey’s groundout, then broke it open with four runs in the second on three hits off Chris Carpenter (0-2) and a key error by shortstop Pete Kozma.

Brandon Belt led off the second with a booming triple to left field before Brandon Crawford was intentionally walked to face Vogelsong, who hit a ground ball that Kozma bobbled. After Angel Pagan struck out, Scutaro belted a two-run double and Pablo Sandoval capped the rally with an RBI single.

Carpenter struggled for the second time in the series, allowing five runs (two earned) over four innings. St. Louis scored its lone run in the sixth when Allen Craig drove in Carlos Beltran with a two-out single.

The Giants added an insurance run on Ryan Theriot’s pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals LF Matt Holliday was scratched from the starting lineup with a stiff back. …The win was the Giants’ fifth straight in a game when facing possible elimination during this postseason. ... The Cardinals have allowed 12 unearned runs this postseason after surrendering the fewest in the majors during the regular season. … San Francisco improved to 5-1 this postseason when scoring four or more runs in a game. … Giants RHP Matt Cain is scheduled to face RHP Kyle Lohse in Game 7 on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   San Francisco
Chris Carpenter Player Ryan Vogelsong
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 4
4.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
St. Louis   San Francisco
Matt Carpenter Player Marco Scutaro
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 5 0 6 .152 8 11 1 1 0 1
San Francisco 9 0 14 .265 14 11 6 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Giants have a W/L % of .553 after a win and .618 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .547 after a loss.