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Game 4 October 13, 2002
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Cardinals
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 12 0
Giants
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X   4 4 1
W: Worrell (1-0, 7.94)   L: White (0-1, 3.00)   S: Nen (0-0, 1.50)
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Muy Benito: A Giant victory
  CARDINALS COVERAGE 
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
  GIANTS COVERAGE 

By Matthew Leach / MLB.com

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SAN FRANCISCO -- They've seen plenty of challenges on and off the field this year. But as for the stuff between the foul lines, this is as big an obstacle as the Cardinals have faced in 2002. After watching a 2-0 lead turn into a 4-3 loss on Sunday night, St. Louis trails San Francisco three games to one in the National League Championship Series.

The Giants can secure their first NL pennant since 1989 with a win on Monday at Pacific Bell Park. Since the inception of the best-of-seven LCS format in 1985, only three teams have overcome 3-1 deficits to advance to the World Series. The last time it happened was 1996, when the Braves bounced the Cardinals.

Benito Santiago hit a two-run homer off Rick White in the bottom of the eighth inning for the winning runs. St. Louis had intentionally walked Barry Bonds to get to Santiago.  More >

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By Josh Rawitch / MLB.com

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Early Sunday evening, far beyond the right-field arcade at Pacific Bell Park and floating in McCovey Cove was a large boat with a giant sign that read, "Pitch to Benito."

The Cardinals did, and they paid.

After Rick White intentionally walked Barry Bonds with two outs and nobody on base in the bottom of the eighth inning, Benito Santiago crushed a full-count pitch deep into the left-field pavilion at to give the Giants a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the NLCS and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

"It's just unbelievable," said Santiago, who predicted last week that the Giants would not only defeat the Braves and Cardinals but also win the World Series. "I don't know how to describe it at this time, but it's happening." More >

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 GAME BOX SCORE   CARDINALS STATS   GIANTS STATS 
San Francisco Giants 4, St Louis Cardinals 3
 
St Louis AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Vina, 2B 5130002.263
Renteria, SS 4000004.067
Edmonds, CF 5022001.375
Pujols, 3B 4110013.267
Drew, RF 5020014.417
Martinez, 1B 3011101.143
Marrero, LF 4010005.250
Kline, P 0000000.000
Matheny, C 4020001.333
Benes, P 2000003.000
White, P 0000000.000
Robinson, LF 1100010.000
Totals3731231324 
 
BATTING
2B: Vina (2, Hernandez), Matheny (1, Hernandez).
RBI: Edmonds 2 (4), Martinez (1).
2-out RBI: Martinez.
S: Benes, Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marrero 2, Renteria, Benes, Pujols, Matheny, Drew.
GIDP: Drew, Vina.
Team LOB: 11.
 
BASERUNNING
SB: Martinez (1, 2nd base off Worrell/Santiago).
 
 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF 4000021.118
Worrell, P 0000000.000
Nen, P 0000000.000
Aurilia, SS 4000010.308
Kent, 2B 2100200.313
Bonds, LF 2210200.333
Santiago, C 3112114.353
Snow, 1B 4012011.313
Sanders, RF 3010011.063
Rodriguez, P 0000000.000
Eyre, P 0000000.000
Goodwin, RF 0000000.000
Bell, 3B 3000011.385
Hernandez, P 1000010.000
Shinjo, RF-CF 1000000.000
Totals27444588 
 
BATTING
2B: Snow (1, White).
HR: Santiago (2, 8th inning off White, 1 on, 2 out).
RBI: Snow 2 (2), Santiago 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Snow 2, Santiago 2.
S: Hernandez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santiago, Lofton, Sanders.
Team LOB: 5.
 
FIELDING
E: Aurilia (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kent-Aurilia-Snow, Snow-Aurilia).
 
St Louis IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Benes 5.12224503.38
White (BS, 1) (L, 0-1) 2.12221314.50
Kline 0.10000000.00
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.19221002.84
Rodriguez 0.20000000.00
Eyre 0.11000000.00
Worrell (W, 1-0) 0.20000003.38
Nen (S, 3) 1.02110302.70
 
WP: Nen.
IBB: Bonds (by White).
HBP: Pujols (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Benes 86-49, White 41-24, Kline 4-2, Hernandez 85-58, Rodriguez 11-6, Eyre 2-2, Worrell 5-4, Nen 25-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Benes 5-6, White 3-1, Kline 1-0, Hernandez 12-7, Rodriguez 1-1, Eyre 1-0, Worrell 1-1, Nen 1-0.
Batters faced: Benes 22, White 10, Kline 1, Hernandez 29, Rodriguez 2, Eyre 2, Worrell 2, Nen 6.
Inherited runners-scored: White 2-2, Rodriguez 1-0, Worrell 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Randy Marsh. LF: Jeff Nelson. RF: Dale Scott.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:26.
Att: 42,676.
 
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner 

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