Freese gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning and Beltran's two run shot capped a four run 4th inning to put the Redbirds up 6-0. The Giants would rally with four runs of their own in the 4th inning to chase Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn.
But the Cardinals bullpen threw five and a third innings of scoreless relief to secure the win. The victory gives the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the best of seven NLCS against the Giants. The two teams will play Game 2 on Monday night in San Francisco. You can see the game right here on Fox 2. Our pregame coverage begins at 6:00 pm.