Giants rout Cardinals to tie series

Giants rout Cardinals to tie series

SAN FRANCISCO - Agence France-Presse
Giants rout Cardinals to tie series

The SF Giants’ Scutaro hits a three RBI double against the Cardinals.

Marco Scutaro drove in two key runs before leaving with an injury on Oct. 15 and San Francisco defeated reigning champion St. Louis 7-1 to level their Major League Baseball playoff series.

The best-of-seven National League Championship Series, deadlocked at 1-1, shifts to St. Louis. The winners will face either the New York Yankees or Detroit in the World Series.

It was the first home victory of the playoffs for the Giants, who dropped two games at home to Cincinnati in the previous round and the series opener to St. Louis last week.

Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong allowed only one run in seven innings, scattering four hits while walking two batters and striking out four on a night when San Francisco sluggers pounded out 12 hits and plenty of runs.
“It feels better getting one here rather than going in there down 0-2,” said Vogelsong.

Scutaro was removed from the game and later taken to a hospital for an MRI exam with a left hip injury that he suffered on a fielding play when struck by a sliding Holliday.