Giants Vs. Cardinals: St. Louis Defeats San Francisco 3-1 On Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Giants 3-1 on Thursday.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Final Score: St. Louis Wins 3-1

Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run home run, and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

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Wainwright, who evened his record to 10-10, struck out seven Giants hitters, walked three and gave up five hits. San Francisco's lone run came on a Marco Scutaro sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

The Cardinals got all the runs they would need on Beltran's homer, which came in the first inning. The Cardinals' final run came in the sixth inning on a sac fly by Allen Craig.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Lineups For Thursday's Series Finale

The St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants wrap up their four-game series on Thursday afternoon, and Adam Wainwright (9-10, 4.03 ERA) takes the mound opposite San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner (12-6, 3.03 ERA). Here are the full lineups for each team, via Baseball Press:

GiantsCardinals
1. Angel Pagan (S) CF 1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B 2. Allen Craig (R) 1B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF 3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C 4. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF 5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B 6. Yadier Molina (R) C
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS 7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
8. Joaquin Arias (R) 3B 8. Rafael Furcal (S) SS
9. Madison Bumgarner (R) P 9. Adam Wainwright (R) P

Game Date & Time: Thursday, Aug. 9, 12:10 p.m. CT

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. And for more news and notes from around the world of professional baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals: St. Louis Fights To Avoid Series Loss On Thursday

The St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff held the San Francisco Giants offense to just four runs combined over the first two games of the four-game series, but on Wednesday night the Giants exploded for 15 runs in a blowout win over St. Louis. On Thursday, the Cardinals will try to earn a series split when Adam Wainwright (9-10, 4.03 ERA) takes the mound opposite San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner (12-6, 3.03 ERA).

St. Louis is currently 4-2 on their seven-game homestand, so a win over the Giants on Thursday would mark off a successful stretch at Busch Stadiu,

Game Date & Time: Thursday, Aug. 9, 12:10 p.m. CT

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. And for more news and notes from around the world of professional baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Final Score: San Francisco Routs St. Louis 15-0

It wasn't pretty for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. The San Francisco Giants scored early and often during a 15-0 victory over the Cards. St. Louis will have a chance to end the four-game series in a tie when the two teams meet again on Thursday. The win moves San Francisco to 61-50, while St. Louis falls to 60-51.

Cards starter Joe Kelly allowed nine hits and seven runs (four earned) over five innings to fall to 2-5. The bullpen didn't help out St. Louis much either, as relievers Brian Fuentes and Mitchell Boggs were each tagged with four earned runs.

Amazingly, the Giants only hit one homer during their 15-runs-on-15-hits display. Third baseman Marco Scutaro, of all people, hit his fifth homer of the year in ninth inning for San Francisco.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Rafael Furcal Sits Out On Wednesday

The St. Louis Cardinals are mixing up their lineup for Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, giving starting shortstop Rafael Furcal the day off among other changes. The team is also rolling out a new left side of the infield, as Allen Craig and Skip Schumaker are sitting out after playing on Tuesday.

In their place, Daniel Descalso is getting a rare start at shortstop, while Matt Carpenter is covering first base and Tyler Greene gets the nod at second base.

St. Louis:

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Matt Carpenter (L) 1B
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Yadier Molina (R) C
7. Daniel Descalso (L) SS
8. Tyler Greene (R) 2B
9. Joe Kelly (R) P

Related: Pitching Tea Leaves and the 2013 Rotation

San Francisco:

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 3B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Ryan Theriot (R) 2B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Final Score: San Francisco Holds On For 4-2 Victory

They'll be a rubber match tomorrow at Busch Stadium. The San Francisco Giants took the middle game of the series with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Each team is now 60-50 on the season.

Cards starter Lance Lynn allowed eight hits and four earned runs over six innings to fall to 13-5 on the season. Barry Zito picked up the win for the Giants, improved to 9-8, by allowing eight hits and two earned runs over 6.2 innings.

The Giants scored three in the first on a home run from Buster Posey, his 18th of the year.

Allen Craig would hit solo homers in the third and fifth inning have now has 17 on the year for St. Louis.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Skip Schumaker Leads Off For St. Louis

The Cardinals can pick up their fifth win in a row when they take on the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Lance Lynn will get the ball for St. Louis, while Barry Zito will be on the mound for the Giants. Full lineups for the night's game are below.

St. Louis:

1. Skip Schumaker (L) 2B
2. Allen Craig (R) 1B
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Yadier Molina (R) C
7. Jon Jay (L) CF
8. Rafael Furcal (S) SS
9. Lance Lynn (R) P

Related: Pitching Tea Leaves and the 2013 Rotation

San Francisco:

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
8. Joaquin Arias (R) 3B
9. Barry Zito (L) P

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Carlos Beltran Hits Homer No. 26 In 8-2 St. Louis Victory

The St. Louis Cardinals won their fourth straight game on Monday with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium. The win is St. Louis' sixth in the last seven days and moves the team to 60-49 on the season. With the loss, the Giants fall to 59-50 on the year.

The Cardinals received a quality pitching performance from starter Jake Westbrook, who allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings to improved to 11-8 on the season. St. Louis' offense was able to get to Giants starter Matt Cain early and often, tagging the right-hander for eight hits and five runs over 5.2 innings.

The Cardinals scored two in the second, three in the sixth and three in the seventh to secure the victory. Carlos Beltran finished 1-for-3 with his 26th homer of the season, a solo shot in the second off Cain. John Jay also had a big day for St. Louis, going 4-for-4 with two RBI.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles.

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Giants Vs. Cardinals Preview: St. Louis Goes For 4 Wins In A Row

St. Louis' homestand continues Monday when San Francisco comes to town.

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