Matt Carpenter clubbed a two-run home run as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the San Francisco Giants, 3-1, in Game Three of the NLCS last night.
Carpenter came on after Carlos Beltran left after the first inning with a strained left knee.
Shane Robinson also scored a run to help the Cards take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Kyle Lohse (lowsh) pitched five-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to get the win.
Jason Motte earned a two-inning save.
Pablo Sandoval knocked in the lone run for the Giants, who left 11 men on base.
Matt Cain allowed all three runs in six-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss.
St. Louis will host Game Four Tonight night.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports