Cardinals Rally to Beat Giants in 10 Innings

Duncan singles in winning run after Cain's gem is spoiled
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 12, 2008 9:26 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Cesar Izturis, left, tags out San Francisco Giants' Eugenio Velez at second base in the third inning today. The Cardinals beat the Giants 8-7 in ten innings.    (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
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(Newser) – Chris Duncan lined a go-ahead single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals battered the San Francisco bullpen for an 8-7 victory today to spoil a gem by Giants starter Matt Cain, who lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning. It was the fourth time in Cain's career he hadn't allowed a hit going into the seventh.

St. Louis took advantage of two walks, one intentional, and a hit batsman by Erick Threets (0-1) in the 10th. Jason Isringhausen (1-0) blew his first save in six chances this season in the ninth but still earned the win, then Anthony Reyes finished for his first save in as many tries. San Francisco's Fred Lewis doubled in the tying run with two outs in the ninth.