National League Game Summary - St. Louis at San Francisco|
(Saturday, April 6th)
Final Score: St. Louis 6, San Francisco 3
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Pete Kozma went 3-for-4 with an RBI and
Carlos Beltran had two hits and three RBI, as the St. Louis Cardinals downed
the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, on Saturday at AT&T Park.
Matt Carpenter had two hits, plated one run and scored two runs and Matt
Holliday had one hit and RBI for St. Louis, which evened the best of three
"It's a good team. We have a good lineup," Beltran said. "We have guys from
top to bottom that can do the job."
Shelby Miller (1-0), who made just his second career start, tossed 5 1/3 solid
innings, giving up two runs and four walks on four hits while striking out
four in the victory.
Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval each hit solo home runs for the Giants, who
saw starter Ryan Vogelsong (0-1) allow five runs on nine hits and strike out
six over 5 1/3 innings.
San Francisco's first four starters of the season had combined to give up just
two unearned runs and 12 hits over 26 innings, but Vogelsong broke the earned
run streak in the first inning alone.
The Giants took the first game of the series on Friday, 1-0.
With two outs in the fifth and St. Louis trailing 2-1, Holliday singled to
left scoring Kozma. Allen Craig then reached on an infield single which moved
runners to second and third.
Beltran then capped the three-run inning when he hit a line drive through the
hole to right field, plating both runners for a 4-2 advantage.
Daniel Descalso helped add to the lead by opening up the sixth with a single
and a stolen base. Kozma followed with a single to left which scored Descalso
and made it 5-2.
Sandoval led off the eighth with a solo shot to dead center off of Edward
Carpenter plated Shane Robinson in the bottom of the frame to provide some
insurance before St. Louis reliever Mitchell Boggs secured the win in the
ninth with his first save of the season.
"We're not quite clicking offensively, but we stayed in the game and had a
good couple chances there," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "You
always go with the history and track record of these guys. They're getting
into the flow of things."
Beltran singled to right field in the first scoring Carpenter to make it
1-0 in the first. Pence added his solo blast to center in the second to put
the Giants on the board. Sandoval made it 2-1 in the third with a single up
the middle scoring Angel Pagan.
The 1976 Milwaukee Brewers were the last MLB team with a longer earned run
streak. That team saw its starters go 31 2/3 innings before giving up an
earned score ... Vogelsong was 14-9 with a 3.37 ERA last season ... San
Francisco catcher Buster Posey was honored prior to the game for his 2012 NL
04/06 21:51:42 ET