The Giants continue to score runs, and win games without needing a big hit. They are capitalizing on the mistakes of St. Louis, and manufacturing runs off of those mistakes. Back-to-back bad throws from Cards' 1st baseman Matt Adam in the 6th inning lead to a 3-run 6th for the Giants lead. Posey drove in a run with a single to cap off that 3-run 6th. He added a sacrifice fly in the 1st, and an RBI single in the 3rd for 3 RBI on the night. Hunter Pence also drove in a run in the 3rd with a single up the middle.
Adams and A.J. Pierzynski drove in runs for the Cardinals, while Kolten Wong smacked his 2nd homer of the series, and 3rd of the postseason. The Cardinals are the 78th team in history to trail a postseason series 3-1, with only 12 of those teams coming back and winning the series in 7 games.
After Ryan Vogelsong struggled early, Yusmeiro Petit threw 3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to save San Francisco. Petit also threw 6 scoreless innings in the 18-inning NLDS game at Washington. The Giants have hit just 2 homeruns in the postseason, and haven't hit one in the past 6 postseason games. 12 of their 22 runs over those 6 games have come without a player getting a hit.
6 Giants' relievers combined to shutout the Cardinals in the final 6 innings, including Sergio Romo with the hold in the 8th, and Santiago Casilla with the save in the 9th. It'll be a battle of aces in Game 5, as the Cardinals send Adam Wainwright to the hill, looking to get the series back to St. Louis. The Giants will counter with Madison Bumgarner, who looks to send the Giants to Kansas City.