Giants jump on Carpenter, Cards, 7-1
Vogelsong (1-0) turned in the Giants' first quality start of the postseason, allowing one run on four hits with four strikeouts. The win snapped San Francisco's three-game home losing streak to open the postseason.
The Giants broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fourth off Chris Carpenter (0-1) on three hits, a walk and two errors. Scutaro capped the rally with a bases-loaded single that scored two runs, with another scoring when the ball went through Matt Holliday's legs in left field.
Scutaro left the game in the fifth inning with a left hip injury caused in the first when Holliday went to break up a double play and slid hard and late into the second baseman.
Carpenter, who lost for only the third time in 17 career postseason starts, allowed a leadoff homer to Angel Pagan in the first and was pulled after four innings. Carpenter drove in the Cardinals' lone run in the second with a two-out RBI double.
The Giants outhit St. Louis 12-5 and drew clear in the bottom of the eighth on Ryan Theriot's two-run single off Shelby Miller. The Giants' bullpen worked two scoreless innings and has allowed only one hit in 7 1/3 frames over the first two games of the series.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Pagan is the second player in major league history to hit two leadoff homers in one postseason. …The series resumes with the Cardinals' Kyle Lohse facing Matt Cain in Game 3 on Wednesday in St. Louis. … Vogelsong became the first Giants pitcher to hit a double in a postseason game since Jack Bentley in 1923. …St. Louis RF Carlos Beltran hit two doubles in three at-bats and improved to 12-for-29 (.414) this postseason.