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Game 2 October 10, 2002
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 0
W: Schmidt (1-1, 3.46)   L: Williams (0-1, 4.50)   S: Nen (0-0, 0.00)
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Giants strike it Rich in Game 2

By Josh Rawitch /

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ST. LOUIS -- For the past six weeks, Rich Aurilia spoke often of the hope that he would erase his regular season woes by playing well down the stretch and, if his team made it, in the playoffs. Not even he could have had this in mind.

The Giants shortstop clubbed a pair of homers and Jason Schmidt dominated the Cardinals offense with a four-hitter for nearly eight innings, as San Francisco nabbed Game 2 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium, 4-1, to take a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series.

"At first, you always look for a split," said Aurilia, who now has 11 RBIs in the first seven games of the postseason. "[Now] we go up 2-0 and go home ... where our fans will be rooting for us and where we play pretty well. I think tonight was a huge game for us." More >

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By Matthew Leach /

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ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams the pitcher is back. Too bad for his teammates that Woody Williams the hitter is still on the shelf. Williams pitched six solid innings in his first game since Sept. 20, but St. Louis lost, 4-1, to San Francisco to fall behind two games to none in the National League Championship Series.

The problem for the Cardinals was that they needed Ted Williams -- or perhaps just injured third baseman Scott Rolen -- a lot more than they needed Woody Williams on Thursday night. St. Louis hitters just couldn't manage anything against Jason Schmidt. A team that rode its offense to a stellar second half and runaway division title couldn't make anything happen with the bats.

"You see a guy coming out there and throwing with that type stuff, you do what you can to manufacture runs," outfielder J.D. Drew said. More >

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San Francisco Giants 4, St Louis Cardinals 1
Lofton, CF 4000121.250
Aurilia, SS 3223100.429
Nen, P 1000012.000
Kent, 2B 4010011.333
Bonds, LF 3000122.200
Santiago, C 4000012.333
Snow, 1B 4120011.375
Sanders, RF 4000013.000
Bell, 3B 3120100.429
Schmidt, P 2000022.000
Eyre, P 0000000.000
Martinez, SS 0001000.000
3B: Snow (1, Isringhausen).
HR: Aurilia 2 (2, 1st inning off Williams, 0 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Williams, 1 on, 2 out).
RBI: Aurilia 3 (4), Martinez (1).
2-out RBI: Aurilia 2.
S: Schmidt, Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schmidt, Nen.
Team LOB: 7.
Outfield assists: Lofton (Drew at home).
DP: (Lofton-Santiago).
Vina, 2B 4010002.111
Cairo, 3B 4000001.375
Edmonds, CF 4010020.375
Pujols, LF 4010021.250
Martinez, 1B 3000111.143
Renteria, SS 4000013.125
Drew, RF 3010010.500
Matheny, C 3010010.286
Williams, P 0000000.000
a-Robinson, PH 1000000.000
White, P 0000000.000
Fassero, P 0000000.000
b-Perez, PH 11110001.000
Isringhausen, P 0000000.000
a-Flied out for Williams in the 6th. b-Homered for Fassero in the 8th.
2B: Edmonds (2, Nen).
HR: Perez (1, 8th inning off Schmidt, 0 on, 2 out).
RBI: Perez (1).
2-out RBI: Perez.
S: Williams.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Renteria 2.
Team LOB: 5.
Schmidt (W, 1-0) 7.24111811.17
Eyre 0.01000000.00
Nen (S, 2) 1.11000000.00
Williams (L, 0-1) 6.06331724.50
White 1.10001200.00
Fassero 0.20000100.00
Isringhausen 1.01112109.00
Eyre pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Bell (by Isringhausen), Lofton (by Isringhausen).
Pitches-strikes: Schmidt 119-82, Eyre 8-6, Nen 10-8, Williams 95-63, White 27-16, Fassero 6-5, Isringhausen 21-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Schmidt 6-9, Eyre 0-0, Nen 2-2, Williams 2-9, White 1-1, Fassero 0-1, Isringhausen 1-1.
Batters faced: Schmidt 27, Eyre 1, Nen 5, Williams 25, White 5, Fassero 2, Isringhausen 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Nen 1-0, Fassero 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Tim Welke. LF: Charlie Reliford. RF: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:17.
Att: 52,195.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner 

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