The St. Louis Cardinals are finally on the board against Ryan Vogelsong, as a couple of two-out hits in the top of the sixth inning made it 5-1 in Game 6 of the 2012 NLCS. Carlos Beltran doubled into the left field corner with two outs and scored on a single by Allen Craig. The hits were only the third and fourth hits given up by Vogelsong as the Giants pitcher reached a new career high for strikeouts with nine in the top of the seventh inning.
San Francisco did not add to its lead in the bottom of the seventh, as Shelby Miller worked a perfect bottom of the sixth before leaving due to a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh. Miller struck out two while only giving up one hit in two inning of work.
Vogelsong was able to complete the top of the seventh despite a two-out error that led to Peter Kozma reaching second base.