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Giants vs. Cardinals: Players Who Need to Step Up for San Francisco in Game 5
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After an 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals last night, the San Francisco Giants now find themselves in the hole 3-1 and on the brink of elimination. The beautiful and terrifying aspect of the MLB postseason is the quick turnarounds between games. Game 5 will be tonight, and if certain players for the Giants don't step up, the series will end in St. Louis.

The Giants will try to win tonight and bring the series back to AT&T Park. If they can do that, then at least some of the pressure will shift to the Cardinals.

Right now, St. Louis appears to have all of the momentum, but the old baseball cliche says that momentum can only carry you to the next day's starting pitching. The Giants will need that to hold true tonight.

They'll also need to do more hitting than they've been doing.

Here are the Giants that will need to step up tonight to force a Game 6.

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