Zito delivered a dominant performance in Game 5
Barry Zito pitched 7-2/3 shutout innings, striking out six, as the Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 and head back to San Francisco trailing the Cards 3-2 in the NLCS.
The Giants scored 4 unearned runs in the 4th inning off Cards starter Lance Lynn. With runners on 1st and 3rd and one out, Hunter Pence bounced to Lynn for a potential inning-ending double play. Someone forgot to tell the Cards’ infield, and Lynn threw to second with no one covering.
The Giants’ fifth and final run came on a solo home run off the bat of Sandoval in the 8th. Sandoval finished the evening 2-for-4. Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo closed out the game and preserved the shutout.
Game Notes: Carlos Beltran singled and stole a base for the Cardinals . Lynn struck out six and walked two, surrendering four unearned runs on four hits in his 3 2/3 innings of work.