Lohse loaded the bases with no outs in the third inning and the Giants made him pay. Marco Scutaro singled to open the inning and Pablo Sandoval doubled to advance him to third. Lohse walked Posey to load the bases, and Mike Matheny pulled his troubled starter with the Giants leading, 2-0.
Hunter Pence pounced on the first pitch from Joe Kelly and cleared the bases with an error off of John Jay to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. Brandon Belt then reached on an infield single, and Kelly walked Gregor Blanco to load the bases for the second time with no outs in the same inning.
Kelly got Cain to strike out swinging for the first out, but Angel Pagan picked up another RBI when he ground into a fielder's choice. Kelly continued the Cardinals' pitching struggles, walking Scutaro as he came up to bat for the second time in the inning to load the bases again. Sandoval lined out to finally end the inning for the Cardinals, but the Giants led, 7-0.
Matt Cain has given up three hits and a walk through three innings but has kept the Cardinals off the board. He also has two strikeouts. Cain has pitched 56 pitches through three innings and hasn't really gotten into too much trouble. He even helped his own cause in the bottom of the second inning, hitting an RBI single straight up the middle to score Gregor Blanco from second base.
Lohse did not have his best stuff when he needed it. He finished the game with five earned runs on six hits and one walk through only two innings.