Just call him Big-Game Barry!
Facing a must-win situation, in perhaps the biggest start of his San Francisco Giants career, Barry Zito came out and put up nothing but zeroes through 7.2 innings before turning the game over to his bullpen.
The Giants offense gave Zito more than enough run support to earn him the postseason victory, his first since 2006.
St. Louis was unable to clinch at home and will now have to go back out on the road, as the Giants reclaimed home-field advantage for the final two games (if necessary) at AT&T Park in the City by the Bay.
The final score was 5-0, earning the Giants their second victory. The Cardinals still lead the series, 3-2.
Here are the final grades for the Giants and Cardinals in Game 5...