• Cards outlast Giants to take 2-1 lead in NLCS

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 17, 2012
    And in the past 25 seasons of NLCS play, teams that have gone up 2-1 have gone on to win 17 of 21 times. The result of Game 3 has had a rather resounding resonance with regard to the rest of the series in recent NLCS play. Because either the Cards are going to put a veritable stranglehold on their second consecutive NL pennant, or the Giants are going to show us, once again, their might and their mettle, their refusal to go quietly into that good night. Because while the Cardinals' 2-1 series lead, earned with a rain-soaked 3-1 victory in Game 3, is hardly insurmountable, it certainly puts them in a good position to make this one heck of a happy homestand if they can take care of business in Game 4. "We have to be patient, come back [Thursday] and just try keep working hard, inning by inning try to do little things," San Francisco's Marco Scutaro said.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Carpenter powers Cards to Game 3 win

      Matt Carpenter replaced an ailing Carlos Beltran, then hit a two-run homer to give the Cardinals a 3-1 win over the Giants and a 2-1 NLCS lead in a game delayed 3½ hours by rain.
      Source: CNNSI.com
  • Lincecum looks to relieve Giants of NLCS deficit

    The Giants wanted to ensure they didn't need Tim Lincecum in an emergency spot in Game 3 first before they announced him as their Game 4 starter. You could call this an emergency spot. The last thing the Giants want is to face a potential elimination ga…
    Source: MLB.com

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