Gallery: Giants mount comeback, put Cards on the brink
Setting up Game 4
Barry Bonds had left hip surgery on Oct. 8, but the Giants legend dropped the crutches to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 4 of the 2014 NLCS.
Cardinals draw first blood
Matt Carpenter led the game off with a double that skipped over the glove of a diving Joe Panik and scored the game's first run on a single by Matt Adams.
Giants draw even
Gregor Blanco doubled to lead off the bottom of the first inning and, after a single by Joe Panik, scored on a sacrifice fly by Buster Posey. The fist inning ended with both teams scoring one run on two hits.
Cardinals make it 2-1
The Cardinals quickly separated, scoring a run in the top of the second when Gregor Blanco couldn't corral Kolton Wong's double and A.J. Pierzynski singled up the middle.
Wong strikes again
After Pablo Sandoval elected to turn a double play and allow Matt Holliday to score in the top of the third, Kolton Wong connected on a solo home run -- his second of the series and third of the postseason -- to make it 4-1 Cardinals.
The Giants responded immediately with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the third. Joaquin Arias pinch hit for Ryan Vogelsong and dropped in a leadoff single. With two outs and Arias on third, Buster Posey and Hunter Pence book-ended RBI singles around a Pablo Sandoval walk to pull the Giants within one.
A streak snapped
Ryan Vogelsong lasted just three innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. It was the first time in six postseason starts that he allowed more than one run. Curt Schilling owns the all-time record with six consecutive postseason starts giving up one run or less.
Giants take the lead
Trailing by one, the Giants tacked on three runs in the sixth inning to take a 6-4 lead over the Cardinals. Juan Perez and Brandon Crawford both scored on consecutive ground balls to first base before Buster Posey's RBI single plated Gregor Blanco.
Casilla closes it out
Santiago Casilla allowed a single to Jon Jay, the first hit he has allowed since Sept. 11. Batters had been 0-for-35 against him. But the Giants closer froze Matt Holliday with an outside fastball to give the Giants a 6-4 victory and a 3-1 NLCS lead over the Cardinals.