Giants leave more runners on, Cards up 2-1

The Giants have been making Kyle Lohse work in Game 33 -- they've worked out four walks in the first four innings, and they've forced him to throw 80 pitches. It doesn't make a difference if they don't do anything with the runners, though, and for the fourth consecutive inning, the Giants left runners on base. They've left six on base so far.

The inning started with a Brandon Belt grounder, but Gregor Blanco worked out a nine-pitch walk. Brandon Crawford followed with a single to center, with Blanco taking third.

With one out and a runner at third, manager Bruce Bochy elected to have pitcher Matt Cain bunt. After a few aborted attempts, Cain moved the runner to second, leaving it up to Angel Pagan, who flew out to center.

The Giants had one of the worst averages in baseball with runners in scoring position during the first half of the season, but they had one of the best in the second half. In Game 3, they're 0-for-4 so far.

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