Giants Vs. Cardinals, Final Score: Carlos Beltran, Red Birds Thump Giants 8-2

Fresh off their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, the San Francisco Giants were feeling pretty good about themselves heading into St. Louis, but Jake Westbrook, Carlos Beltran and the rest of the Red Birds had other plans, beating the Giants down by the score of 8-2 at Busch Stadium

Angel Pagan's seventh homer of the season on the second pitch of the game off the Cards' Jake Westbrook got the Giants off on the right foot, but it didn't get much better from there. Matt Cain (L 10-5) would throw 114 pitches in just 5.2 innings of work, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, one of which came in the form at a Beltran homer in the second inning.

Buster Posey launched another solo shot of his own in the sixth, his 17th of the year, but the Bullpen couldn't keep the Red Birds caged, allowing another three runs in the seventh to seal the Giants' fate.

Westbrook (W 11-8) tossed six innings on the night, earning his fourth victory in a row on seven hits and four strikeouts. Beltran 26th homer of the year pushed him into the lead in the NL with 78 RBI.

All-Star Lance Lynn (13-4, 3.40) squares off with the struggling Barry Zito (8-8, 4.27) in the second game of the four-game set on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.