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Did you know? NLCS Game 3: Cards 3, Giants 1

View Full Game Coverage A look at some notable facts and figures from the St. Louis Cardinals' victory over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.

• The home team has won Game 3 of the NLCS in each of the last nine seasons. The 2003 Cubs, when they beat the Marlins, 5-4, in 11 innings, were the last team to win Game 3 of the NLCS on the road.

• The winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the NLCS 16 times since 1985, when seven-game series were introduced. In the last seven years, the only Game 3 victor to not win the series was the 2008 Dodgers, who lost to the Phillies in five games. Just five times has a team fallen behind 1-2 in the NLCS and went on to capture the World Series.

• The Cardinals improved to 9-2 in NLCS Game 3s, including 6-0 at home.

• San Francisco snapped its postseason road winning streak at six straight games, a streak that dated to the 2010 World Series. The Giants fell to 2-4 in NLCS Game 3s.

• Filling in for Cards right fielder Carlos Beltran as an injury replacement, Matt Carpenter hit the first postseason home run of his career with a two-run shot in the third inning. The homer was also his first at Busch Stadium since May 15. Carpenter hit six home runs in the regular season, and is 5-for-6 with four RBIs against Matt Cain in his career.

• Jason Motte converted a two-inning save for the first time in his career, becoming the first Cardinals pitcher to do so in a postseason game since Steve Kline in Game 2 of the 2001 NLDS. There have been 24 two-inning postseason saves since 2000, and the Yankees' Mariano Rivera has 13 of them. Phil Coke of the Tigers converted one on Sunday.

• Motte is just the seventh pitcher to need 19 or fewer pitches to convert a two-inning postseason save, at least since pitch counts have been kept. Arizona's Byung-Hyun Kim used just 15 pitches to record six outs in Game 4 of the 2001 NLCS.

• St. Louis' Kyle Lohse became the first starting pitcher to earn an NLCS win despite walking five batters since Sterling Hitchcock in 1998.

• Lohse's five walks were a postseason career high. His previous postseason high was two, set in the 2011 World Series and the 2003 ALDS. He's issued five or more walks in nine career regular-season starts, but not since May 2008.

• After Lohse's start lasted only 5 2/3 innings, it marked the fourth outing by a Cardinals starter that did not total six or more innings. Lohse's previous start in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals was the most recent one.

• Lohse joined George Earnshaw as the only starters in postseason history to earn a victory despite allowing at least 12 baserunners in fewer than six innings. Earnshaw allowed his 12 baserunners over 4 2/3 innings in the Philadelphia Athletics' Game 2 victory in the 1929 World Series.

• Wednesday's game was the first time in franchise history the Giants have had at least 14 baserunners in a postseason game and managed only one run or fewer. It's the first time San Francisco has done that in any game since Sept. 6, 2009.

• Despite a valiant effort, Busch Stadium remains one of two NL parks in which Cain does not have a win in his career. The Giants right-hander gave up three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in Game 3.

• The Giants, who were 7-for-20 hitting with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the NLCS, went 0-for-7 and stranded 11 runners in Game 3.

• San Francisco's Marco Scutaro has two hits in each of the three NLCS games.

• In Game 3, the Giants' Brandon Crawford reached base three times for the first time in his postseason career.