Found January 09, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
The greatest disappointment of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 season occurred in their highest level of play as they fell to the eventual World Champion San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series. After having taken the one-game wild card competition in Atlanta, the Cardinals dispatched the Washington Nationals in their Division Series. In the other NLDS matchup, San Francisco eliminated NL Central champ Cincinnati. The Cardinals sprinted out to a three games-to-one lead over San Francisco, only to drop pivotal Game 5 at home. Returning to San Francisco, the Cardinals scored just one run in their final two lopsided losses to end the season with a whimper. LCS Games 1 and 2 were in San Francisco. The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead thanks to two-run home runs from David Freese and Carlos Beltran, as well as 5 1/3 scoreless innings from the bullpen. Jason Motte closed out the 6-4 win to earn his second save of the postseason. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 7-1 ...
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