3yThe Giants needed Tim Lincecum to take the mound, drive off it with his incredibly long stride and span an impossible, impassable length. He had to stretch further than he ever had. He rose to the challenge.
3yTim Lincecum didnt master the art of being Guillermo Mota. He just showed that he will not go quietly, and his graphic novel will not end with the thud of an oatmeal balloon.
3yAngel Pagan hit the second pitch of the game over the right field wall, Gregor Blanco delivered a two-run shot of his own, and the Giants forced a winner-take-all showdown Thursday morning with an 8-3 victory.
3yThe defending champion Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in their NL division series.
3yAngel Pagan has put the Giants up early with a leadoff homer to open the game in Cincinnati -- follow along here with In-Game LIVE!
3yBuster Posey is at first base and Hector Sanchez will catch Barry Zito in today's NLDS Game 4 in Cincinnati.
3yThe Reds have announced right-hander Mike Leake will start Game 4 today against the Giants. He will replace Johnny Cueto on the Reds' NLDS roster.
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