Giants force Game Seven
The San Francisco Giants forced a decider in the National League Championship Series against the St Louis Cardinals.
Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine batters in Sunday's 6-1 victory which sets up a winner-takes-all Game Seven on Monday night.
Marco Scutaro hit a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong.
Allen Craig hit an RBI single in the sixth for the defending champion Cardinals. Craig shifted from first base to left field in place of the injured Matt Holliday, who was a late withdrawal with lower back tightness.
The Giants have now won five straight games this post-season when facing elimination.
They became the first team in major league history to come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a best-of-five series by winning three straight on the road at Cincinnati, and have now recovered from 3-1 down against the Cardinals.