Giants add on, stretch lead over Cards to 7-1

The Giants did most of their scoring in the fourth inning, but they've had chances since then. They had runners on in the fifth ... nothing. They had a leadoff double in the sixth ... nothing. In the seventh, they really had nothing, as rookie Shelby Miller shut them down, and he started the eighth.

And in the eighth inning, the Giants got another rally going. Gregor Blanco drew a leadoff walk, and he had designs on taking third on a Brandon Crawford line drive, but Jon Jay made a great catch in center:


Allen Craig did actually tag him on the shoulder to complete the double play, but, well, huh. Can't have an umpire in the press box taking a few seconds to check that out. It'd take too long.

Things got furry for Miller after that. Aubrey Huff singled on a pop-up that should have been caught, but it fell between Pete Kozma and Matt Holliday. Again. Angel Pagan singled to load the bases and Ryan Theriot -- the ex-Cardinal in for the injured Marco Scutaro -- singled into the gap to score two. That's four combined RBI for two different Giants second basemen on the night.

Sergio Romo is in to protect a six-run lead for whatever reason. Hey, off day tomorrow!

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