Cardinals collect 2-1 lead
Published 10/18/2012, The Jamestown Sun
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 NL championship series lead. Kyle Lohse worked around a season-worst five walks in 5 2-3 innings.Word count: 1037
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