Giants walk off on Cardinals, take 2-1 NLCS lead
Managers exchange pleasantries
Former catchers Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny shake hands prior to first pitch.
Flannery & Grateful Dead
Giants third base coach Tim Flannery and Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir performed the national anthem...
Giants strike first
Following back-to-back singles from Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence delivered a two-out RBI double to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
Ishikawa comes through
Bruce Bochy moved Travis Ishikawa up one spot in the order and it paid dividends, as the No. 7 hitter crushed a bases loaded double to right-center field...
Three runs score
... that plated Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and Brandon Belt to give the Giants a 4-0 advantage in the first inning.
Kolten Wong, who hit the walk-off homer to win Game 2, delivered a two-out, two-run triple in the fourth to cut the Cardinals' deficit in half.
Cardinals chip away
With two outs and a runner on third base in the sixth, Jhonny Peralta's sharp ground ball to the left side...
Sandoval can't glove it
... bounced over Pablo Sandoval's glove and scored Jon Jay to make it 4-3...
Randal Grichuck clobbered a shot deep down the left field that clanked off the foul pole to pull the Cardinals even at four apiece in the seventh inning.
That's it for Hudson
Tim Hudson was spotted a 4-0 lead after one inning but he couldn't secure the win. His final stat line: 6.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 5 K, ND.
Brandon Crawford led off the 10th with a walk and Juan Perez followed with a two-strike single. After fouling off his first attempt, Gregor Blanco laid down a bunt that Cardinals reliever Randy Choate fielded...
... and threw down the right field line. Crawford easily scored and the Giants won Game 3, 5-4.
Let the celebration begin
With the victory, the Giants lead the NLCS 2-1. It will be Shelby Miller vs. Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4 on Wednesday.