The Cardinals had battled all game and led 3-2 heading to the bottom of the eighth inning. But Giants pinch hitter Michael Morse homered off Cardinals relief pitcher Pat Neshek to tie the game at 3-3. Then Ishikawa's three run homer won the game and the series for the Giants in the bottom of the ninth.
The Cardinals scored first in the third inning on a Jon Jay double that sailed over Ishikawa in left field to give the Birds a 1-0 lead. The Cardinals recaptured the lead in the fourth inning on solo home runs by Matt Adams and Tony Cruz. Adam Wainwright threw seven strong innings, allowing just a two run homer to Giants rookie Joe Panik.
Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow reports from the disappointed Cardinals locker room as their season comes to an end, just one step short of another World Series.