The Giants trounced the Cardinals by a score of 9-0, completing an impressive comeback from a 3-1 series deficit and managing to kill the previously immortal St. Louis Cardinals. Even a team as resilient as this Cardinals team can only be carried so far by the likes of Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, and Allen Craig.
The game was decided in the third inning, in which the Cardinals suffered a death by a thousand cuts. The Giants plated five runs in that inning after stringing together a series of lightly struck yet well-placed balls. The big blow came courtesy of Hunter Pence's weird, broken-bat liner that somehow turned into a bases-clearing double. The poor Cardinals kept marching new pitchers up to the mound (they used three in that inning) and the Giants just kept slapping balls into empty spaces, taking walks, and beating out grounders with a cruel persistence.