The St. Louis Cardinals survived a three-hour and thirty-five minute rain delay and held on to beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
No runs were scored after the rain delay, but Jason Motte preserved the lead with his first career six-out save. Matt Carpenter, who came in for the injured Carlos Beltran put the Redbirds on the board and in the lead with a third inning two-run home run. The Cardinals other run and the Giants only run both came on RBI-groundouts.
Kyle Lohse battled through 5 and 2/3 innings and earned the win despite surrendering five walks and scattering seven hits. The bullpen was strong once again for the Redbirds, who allowed just two baserunners after Lohse’s departure, a pair of meaningless singles allowed by Edward Mujica.
St. Louis and San Francisco will meet again Thursday night for Game Four of the National League Championship Series with coverage on KTGR beginning at 6:10 PM