ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants had every opportunity to grab control of the NL championship series Wednesday.
The NL West champions had nine hits and five walks but stranded 11 runners during a 3-1 loss to St. Louis that gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Cardinals were as opportunistic as the Giants were wasteful in a game delayed 3 1/2 hours by rain. St. Louis scored its three runs on six hits and left only five runners on base in beating All-Star ace Matt Cain.
San Francisco went 0 for 7 with …