ST. LOUIS -- It looked like Matt Cain might escape.
After the Cardinals scored twice on the Giants ace in the bottom of the third inning, he stepped from the mound to chat with a coach, regained his composure, then went after Matt Holliday.
When the three-time All-Star threw a four-seam fastball that struck Holliday out looking, it appeared Cain had poured cold water on the Cardinals' party. Into the dugout walked St. Louis' No. 3 hitter. Two outs. Just one more out to go.
But the Cardinals have been pretty good in this scenario so far this year.
"We are going to battle," Daniel Descalso said after the Cardinals scored five more runs between Holliday's strikeout and the end of that inning. "Battle to get a good pitch to hit. Fight off some tough pitches. That's the key to it."
St. Louis is one of the best at battling. When the sun came up Saturday, the Cardinals had scored 109 runs with two outs a total that matched the Detroit Tigers' in a tie for third-best in the MLB. The ...