San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hits a double off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter in the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 21, 2012, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1 to force a decisive Game 7. (Associated Press)

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San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hits a double off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter in the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 21, 2012, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-1 to force a decisive Game 7. (Associated Press)