Cardinals take lead in NLCS

Boosted by two-run homers, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 in Game 1 of the NLCS.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) joins starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) and shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) on the mound after a first inning home run by St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese during Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki Jr.)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) joins starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) and shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) on the mound after a first inning home run by St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese during Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki Jr.)

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