Update: Oct. 16, 2014
San Francisco Giants beat the Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, and will get the chance to eliminate their opponent and move on to the World Series 2014, where the Orioles will be waiting. The Giants vs. Cardinals live stream can be watched online below (free with subscription).
San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals will continue in the grind for the National League Championship Series title during Game 4 today at 5:07 p.m. PT in San Francisco's AT&T Park. After losing by one point in Game 3, the Cardinals are looking to tie the NLCS series at 2-2, or they will fall into a 2 game loss deficit, a situation that would most likely end their season.
Giants vs. Cardinals NLCS Game 4 will be live streamed on FOX Sports 1 television network and online live stream free here. St. Louis fans can hear all of the action on KMOX 1120 while San Francisco fans can do the same on KNBR 680.
The Cardinals lost one and won one at their home field in Fenway Park, and lost Game 3 at Giants' home field AT&T Park, giving San Francisco the lead at 2-1 in the series. The scores were 0-3, 5-4, and 4-5.
On the surface level, it may seem that the Cards had a slow start in Game 1 that resulted in a scorless game, but two pairs of mistakes - third baseman Matt Carpenter's second-inning fielding error and second baseman Kolten Wong's fumbling in the third inning - gave Giants three runs off St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright.
In Game 1, Giants' Madison Bumgarner surrendered only four hits in 7 2/3 innings, extending his streak of consecutive scoreless postseason innings, and Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth inning, sealing the team's win.
After losing the home-field advantage at their home field, the Cardinals came back from behind with a 5-4 win in Game 2, where Cardinals' Kolten Wong hit a walk-off home run in the last inning, sealing the team's 35th one-run win of the year.
In Game 3, the Giants and Cardinals were tied up until the 10th inning, when Gregor Blanco's deft bunt, combined with his speed, generated a walk-off on Tuesday.
St. Louis reliever Randy Choate fielded the ball and overthrew the ball past first base, which enabled Giants' Brandon Crawford to score from second base, sealing SF's 5-4 win over Cardinals.
In Game 4, Young Shelby Miller takes the mound for the Cards against veteran Ryan Vogelsong.
Miller was 2-0 with a 1.48 ERA in five starts, and a solid start in NL Division Series against the Dodgers, in which he yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Giants' catcher Buster Posey, who guided pitcher Tim Hudston through 6 1/3 innings in Game 3, has played a pivotal role in the team's lead in the NLCS. He worked with Jeremy Affeldt, Javier Lopez, Santiago Casilla and Romo as the pitching staff closed Game 3 with a dramatic win.
"We're just trying to find a way," said Posey, the 2012 NL Most Valuable Player Award winner. "Seems like when it gets late in the game, we've got guys who step up."
Meanwhile, Cardinals' Wong said that his team remain confident that they can still take this and will keep pushing.
"Easily," Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, a breakout star in the series, said when asked how his team rebounds from the disappointment. "You walk out the doors. Once you leave these doors, the game is done. The day is done. We have to move on to the next game.