Crawford’s 2 RBIs help Giants beat Cardinals 7-5


May 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single for his first RBIs since April and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on shoddy fielding by St. Louis to give Matt Cain support on a rare shaky day as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.  St. Louis made three errors in a game for the second time this week with the most important coming in the sixth inning: Third baseman David Freese’s errant throw on pinch-hitter Aubrey Huff’s two-out grounder allowed Brandon Belt to score the go-ahead run.  First baseman Lance Berkman also made an error in the second inning to help lead to Crawford’s two-run single. Three of the five runs scored off Adam Wainwright (2-5) were unearned.

The Cardinal’s take on the L.A. Dodgers in Los Angeles tonight (Friday). Pre-game coverage begins at 8:15-p.m., with the first pitch at around 9:10, on AM 1220 & FM 101.1 KJAN.