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San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades from NLCS Game 2
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Ryan Vogelsong induced several pop-ups by running his fastball inside.

The San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-1, behind a stellar pitching performance from Ryan Vogelsong to even the National League Championship Series at 1-1.

The series heads back to St. Louis for a pivotal Game 3 on Wednesday. The Cardinals did well to earn a split in San Francisco, shifting the home-field advantage back in their favor. That said, the Giants actually hit better on the road away from the pitcher-friendly confines at AT&T Park.

The keys to this game were Vogelsong delivering the first postseason quality start in seven tries for the Giants' struggling rotation, and Marco Scutaro's clutch two-run single, which drove in an extra run when Matt Holliday couldn't come up with the ball cleanly.

Here are my grades for both teams in Game 2.

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