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Giants grab 5-1 lead over Cardinals in Game 2 of NLCS

Oct 15, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

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Marco Scutaro just exacted a bit of a revenge en route to giving the Giants a 5-1 lead over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS.

After being taken out at second base by Matt Holliday in the top of the first inning, Scutaro pulled a bases-loaded, two-out single into left field in the bottom of the fourth to bring home three runs. And wouldn’t you know it, Holliday booted the ball to allow Angel Pagan to score all the way from first base. That’s some delicious baseball justice right there. Scutaro was credited with two RBI while Holliday was given an error.

The Giants broke the 1-1 tie earlier in the inning when Brandon Crawford reached first base on a throwing error by Chris Carpenter which allowed Brandon Belt to score.

Mike Matheny sent Skip Schumaker up as a pinch-hitter to begin the fifth inning, so Carpenter is done for the night. Only two of the five runs he gave up were earned. Ryan Vogelsong worked around a two-out double by Carlos Beltran to work a scoreless fifth. He’s three outs away from becoming the first Giants’ pitcher to last six innings this postseason.

  1. sailcat54 - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    It will be a split series going to St. Louis: the Giants are hitting well and their pitching is strong, and the Cards are just about as tough. This will be a very evenly matched series.

    Still favoring the Giants, though.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      Definitely going to be a very tight series. But…but…
      Favoring the Giants? Favoring the Giants? What the Hell? How do you figure? Do tell…

      • sailcat54 - Oct 16, 2012 at 12:39 AM

        That would mean that I am favoring the Giants, just as you would presumably be favoring the Cards. It will be close, though.

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