Choate’s Error Gives Giants 5-4 Win and NLCS Lead

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Cardinals relief pitcher Randy Choate's throwing error to first off Gregor Blanco's bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in Game Three of the NLCS. The Giants win 5-4 in ten innings to take a two games to one lead in the National League Championship Series. The Giants had built a 4-0 lead with four first inning runs. Three of those runs came on a wind aided double the San Francisco's Travis Ishikawa that confused Randal Grichuk in right field.

But the Cardinals battled back to tie the game. Kolten Wong's two run triple in the fourth inning cut the lead in half at 4-2. Jhonny Peralta's two out single in the sixth inning scored a run to cut the San Fran lead to 4-3. Then Grichuk hit a solo home run off the foul pole in left field in the seventh inning to tie the game 4-4.

The game went to extra innings, when Randy Choate struggled in the bottom of the tenth inning, walking the lead off man, then allowing a single before the error on Blanco's bunt ended the game.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow is with the Cardinals throughout the playoffs and files two reports on game three. The first story is on Choate's tough error that ended game three. Charlie's second piece is on Grichuk's struggles in right field at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

 

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