St. Louis Cardinals 3 San Francisco Giants 1
Matt Carpenter didn't expect to play in game three of the NLCS but that all changed when Carlos Beltran strained his left knee in the first inning. In the bottom of the third inning, Carpenter came up to bat in his first career post-season at bat and it's not likely that he will ever forget it. With the Giants ahead 1-0, Carpenter smacked a two run homer which ended up being the difference in a 3-1 St. Louis victory. The game was delayed three hours and twenty-eight minutes with St. Louis up 3-1 and batting in the bottom of the seventh inning. There were no more runs scored when play finally resumed.got the win for the Cards with picking up the save. takes the loss for the Giants. now lead the series 2-1 with game four going on Thursday night at 8pm EST in St. Louis. is set to start for San Francisco while will start for St. Louis.