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Giants Shut out Cards to Stay Alive in NLCS, Series Shifts back to San Francisco

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Giants pitcher Barry Zito pitched seven and two thirds innings of shutout baseball to keep San Francisco alive in the NLCS with a 5-0 win on Friday night at Busch Stadium. Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn was throwing zeroes until the 4th inning, when his errant throw to second base put the Giants on the scoreboard. San Francisco would score four runs in the inning to break the game open.

The Cardinals offense did get seven hits in the game, but could never crack the scoreboard. The win keep the Giants alive in the best of seven game series. The Cardinals still lead the NLCS 3 games to 2. Game 6 will be Sunday night in San Francisco with Chris Carpenter trying to pitch the Cardinals into the World Series.

Fox 2 Sporter reporter Maurice Drummond recaps the Game 5 loss from Busch Stadium.