Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/19/12
ST. LOUIS -- Barry Zito ruined the St. Louis Cardinals' party. With the Cardinals ready to celebrate a return trip to the World Series with a victory Friday night, Zito instead sent the National League Championship Series back to San Francisco by turning in a spectacular performance, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win. Game 6 of the series, with the Cardinals leading 3-2, is Sunday night. Chris Carpenter will start for St. Louis against Ryan Vogelsong in a rematch of the Game 2 pitching matchup. Zito, who was knocked out of his only start in the NL Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning, picked up his first win in a postseason start since the 2006 AL Division Series when he pitched for the Oakland A's. The left-hander limited the Cardinals to six hits and one walk, which was intentional, while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings. After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, Zito cruised through the seventh, allowing only a...
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