It took six-and-a-half hours, but the St. Louis Cardinals were able to take the NLCS lead with a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Kyle Lohse, who got the win, pitched 5.2 fairly inefficient innings (seven hits and five walks allowed), but only allowed one run while Matt Carpenter hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the third inning as the Cards survived a 208-minute rain delay to hang on for the victory.
Jason Motte came on after the seemingly endless delay to pitch two shutout innings for the clutch save.
Matt Cain, meanwhile, went 6.2 innings and gave up three runs on six hits in the loss. His teammates managed to scrape together nine hits, but went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring positions and weren't able to provide much run support.
With the Cardinals leading two games to one in the best-of-seven, Game 4 will take place in St. Louis on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET.