Giants beat Cardinals 6-1 to force NLCS Game 7


October 22nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another postseason gem and the San Francisco Giants forced a decisive Game 7 in the NL championship series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. Marco Scutaro hit a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong. Matt Cain will start for the Giants against Kyle Lohse in Game 7 tonight (Monday night). Lohse won their Game 3 matchup.

Allen Craig hit an RBI single in the sixth for the Cardinals. Craig shifted from first base to left field in place of injured Matt Holliday, a late scratch with lower back tightness. The Giants have won five straight games this postseason when facing elimination.