Facing elimination, the San Francisco Giants came alive when they needed to. The Giants took a four run lead on the Cardinals and never looked back, taking a 5-0 victory in Game 5 of the NLCS.
Barry Zito was all over this win, as he contributed on both sides of the box score. 7.2 scoreless innings did the trick, and he added a bunt single in the fourth for good measure.
The Cardinals looked like a shadow of the power exhibition that won Game 4, only collecting six hits against Zito.
San Francisco may have stolen the momentum in this series. Stay tuned for Ryan Vogelsong and Chris Carpenter squaring off in Game 6