They're playing again in St. Louis, and Cardinals lead Giants 3-1 in 8th

After a rain delay that lasted exactly three hours and 28 minutes, perhaps a Game 3 reset is in order?

Key Fact: The St. Louis Cardinals are beating the San Francisco Giants 3-1 after seven innings.

In the third, St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead on Matt Carpenter's home run, and that's where the score remained until bottom of the seventh. With Giants starter Matt Cain on the mound, Shane Robinson grounded out with the bases loaded, pushing the Cards' lead to 3-1. With two outs, Bruce Bochy pulled Cain in favor of lefty Javier Lopez ... but before Lopez could throw a pitch, the umpires finally halted play.

Upon resumption, Lopez returned to the mound and ultimately retired Jon Jay on a grounder to first base, thus keeping the Giants within striking distance.

So after all that, it's Cardinals 3, Giants 1 in the top of the eighth inning. Surprisingly, it looks Cardinals closer Jason Motte will be asked to pitch two full innings and save this game.

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