McCutchen's RBI single in 7th lifts Giants past Cards
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI single to drive in Hunter Pence from second base in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Pablo Sandoval homered, Buster Posey singled twice and Brandon Crawford scored on a wild pitch to help the Giants' slumping offense break out.
Pence reached on a pinch-hit single off John Brebbia (1-2) leading off the seventh. After Alen Hanson sacrificed Pence to second and Posey was intentionally walked, McCutchen pushed a 2-2 pitch into left field to drive in the go-ahead run.
Reyes Moronta (5-1) retired one batter to earn the win. Will Smith pitched the ninth for his third save.
Kolton Wong had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals.
It was a back-and-forth game most of the night. After Wong's RBI double in the second gave the Cardinals an early lead, the Giants tied it in the bottom of the inning without a hit. Crawford and Sandoval walked. Crawford took third on a flyout and scored on a wild pitch.
Sandoval ended an 0-for-11 funk with his opposite-field home run off St. Louis starter Jon Gant in the sixth.
Wong's RBI triple tied it at 2, but Moronta struck out Harrison Bader to strand Wong at third.