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The St. Louis Cardinals persevered a rain delay in game 3 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday (10/17) to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 of the best of seven series is tonight.
The Cardinals took a 3-1 lead against the Giants into the clubhouse for a three-and-a-half rain delay near the end of the seventh inning. Matt Carpenter gave the Cardinals the lead earlier when he hit a two-run homer in the third inning. When the rain passed and field drained, the game continued at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals held on to win the game by the same score, 3-1 over the Giants.
That puts the Cardinals at a two game to one advantage over the Giants headed into game 4 of the NLCS this evening in St. Louis. The Cardinals are sending Adam Wainwright to the mound to start game 4 in the hopes of pulling out to a 3-1 series lead. The Giants are countering with pitcher Tim Lincecum to attempt to tie the series up at two games each.
The game will air live starting at 7 p.m. central time on our sister station WJBC AM/FM.
The American League Championship Series (ALCS) between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees ended up sitting idle due to rain in the Detroit area yesterday. The Tigers have a 3-0 lead over the Yankees in the ALCS and were hoping to clinch their trip to the World Series with a win in game 4 of the series. The weather postponed game 4 until today 3 p.m. central time in Detroit.
By: Buck Stevens
(Matt Carpenter Photo credit: Twitter)