Giants 6-1 victory over Cardinals forces deciding Game 7 in NLCS
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP / Ben Margot)
Published Sunday, October 21, 2012 10:48PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another post-season gem and the San Francisco Giants forced a decisive Game 7 in the NL championship series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
Marco Scutaro hit a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong.
Matt Cain will start for the Giants against Kyle Lohse in Game 7 on Monday night. Lohse won their Game 3 matchup.
Allen Craig hit an RBI single in the sixth for the Cardinals. Craig shifted from first base to left field in place of injured Matt Holliday, a late scratch with lower back tightness.
The Giants have won five straight games this post-season when facing elimination.