San Francisco Giants
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
Game on, folks, it’s the fall classic. I know some of us are locked and loaded, but you might be distracted by something shiny in the corner of the room.
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Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½ hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday night.
Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1-3 innings from a steady bullpen, the wild, wild-card St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.
Buster Posey hit the third grand slam in Giants’ postseason history, and San Francisco completed its startling comeback by holding off the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Thursday in the decisive Game 5 of the NL division series.
Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday, evening their NL division series at 2-all.
Third baseman Scott Rolen’s error with two outs in the 10th inning gave San Francisco the go-ahead run, and the Giants edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Tuesday night to cut their NL playoff deficit to 2-1.
Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks currently sit 6 1/2 games out of first place behind the Dodgers and Giants in the National League West.
Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games without pay Wednesday after testing positive for Testosterone.
Matt Cain and his wife, Chelsea, returned to the field an hour and a half later for a few more perfect memories. They snapped photos on the mound, posing with the workers who tore it down so the dirt could be sent to the Hall of Fame.
In fact, Pierzysnki could have been wearing a Cubs uniform in that game.
Starlin Castro has improved defensively at shortstop this season, but he continues to have mental lapses.
Barry Zito pitched 8 1-3 scoreless innings for his 150th career win and Joaquin Arias snapped an 18 at-bat hit-less stretch with an RBI single that led the San Francisco Giants to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Chicago’s slumbering offense woke up just long enough to give the San Francisco Giants a scare. Like much of the season, the Cubs just couldn’t keep it going.
Matt Cain has that hefty new contract he hoped for before opening day.
Philip Humber allowed an unearned run and one hit in seven innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday.
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series touched off one of the most improbable rallies in baseball, died Thursday. He was 57.