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10/15/2012 07:47 pm ET

Giants vs. Cardinals LIVE UPDATES: NLCS Game 2

AP

If the San Francisco Giants are going to pull even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 NLCS then they'll have to do something that has proven quite difficult. The Giants will have to defeat the Cards in a game started by Chris Carpenter. The Redbirds send the veteran right-hander, and his 10-2 career postseason record, to the hill at AT&T Park for Game 2.

San Francisco Giants
vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
NLCS Game 2
AT&T Park, San Francisco
8:00 p.m. EST

Aiming to level the best-of-seven NLCS at one win apiece, the Giants turn the ball over to Ryan Vogelsong, a 35-year-old righty who put together a 21-game streak of quality starts during the regular season. Vogelsong will have his hands full attempting to hold down Carlos Beltran and the rest of a Cardinals lineup that has scored six or more runs in five of seven games played since the end of the regular season.

Both teams have already generated stirring comebacks in the 2012 postseason and entered the NLCS riding high. If St. Louis can sweep the opening two games in San Francisco then they would seem to be on their way to the pennant. Of course, the Cincinnati Reds might have a few notes of caution when it comes to 2-0 leads over these Giants.

STAY TUNED FOR LIVE UPDATES THROUGHOUT GAME 2:

10/15/2012 11:19 PM EDT

GIANTS WIN

Romo strikes out Kozma swinging and the San Francisco Giants win Game 2 to tie the NLCS at 1 apiece. 7-1 SF GIANTS.

10/15/2012 11:17 PM EDT

2 Outs

Descalso hits a grounder to 2B Theriot and they get the force out at 2nd. Almost every ground ball with a man on first has been hit too soft for the Giants D to turn the double play. 2 outs with Kozma up.

10/15/2012 11:15 PM EDT

1 Out

Freese flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence and now he is 0-for-4 on the night. 1 out with Descalso up. Molina on first.

10/15/2012 11:14 PM EDT

Single

Molina singles up the middle. He's 1-4 in Game 2.

10/15/2012 11:13 PM EDT

9th inning

Romo in to pitch the ninth. Molina leads off.

10/15/2012 11:12 PM EDT

@ JasonGoch :

Seriously, how r #MLB #umpires so bad? They r 5 feet away from basic little league calls and miss them..just missed easy tag out at 1st base

10/15/2012 11:12 PM EDT

@ mlbbowman :

Once again, do we keep the "human element" just to make sure there is at least a chance some calls are clearly wrong?

10/15/2012 11:12 PM EDT

@ georgeofman :

I used to be against instant replay. I've Mae a less than grandual transformation. How can umpires miss plays like this? UNREAL!

10/15/2012 11:11 PM EDT

@ BillShaikin :

And another blown call for umpires.

10/15/2012 11:11 PM EDT

@ CardinalTales :

Yes, the call sucked. So do 3,148,267 other ones this season. The solution is better umpires, not instant replay.

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