Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Chad Gaudin provided a much-needed quality start, and the sleepy Giants offense woke up a bit as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 to avoid the sweep. San Francisco was finally able to do some of the things they’ve been lacking in the first two games of this series. Even though it wasn’t pretty, they got on the scoreboard first. Joaquin Arias and Brandon Crawford led off the second inning with back-to-back singles. With Arias on third base, Gregor Blanco grounded into a double play to get the Giants on the board. They added another run in the third, on back-to-back doubles by Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. But then came the third inning, the bane of the Giants starting pitchers existence the last two games. The Cardinals had runners on first and second, but Crawford made a spectacular play to rob Yadier Molina of a base hit and an RBI, and San Francisco escaped the inning unscathed. However, they wouldn’t be as lucky in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Allen Craig singled...
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