Originally written October 15, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SAN FRANCISCO -- Home, sweet home. Finally. The San Francisco Giants walked off the field at AT&T Park victorious for the first time this postseason on Monday, and just in the nick of time. A tie-breaking four-run fourth inning and Ryan Vogelsong's quality start enabled the Giants to beat in the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 in Game 2. The best-of-seven National League Championship Series shifts to the Gateway City for Games 3, 4 and 5 tied 1-1, something the Giants welcome after having rallied improbably from an 0-2 deficit with three wins in Cincinnati in the NLDS. The 35-year-old, right-handed Vogelsong gave the Giants something they had not experienced this postseason -- more than six innings from a starting pitcher. Vogelsong exited after seven solid innings, giving up one run and four hits while striking out four and walking two while throwing 106 pitches, 69 of which were for strikes. Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt pitched a 1-2-3 eighth while Sergio Romo mopped up in t...
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