Bengie Molina hit three doubles and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 today. The Giants won the season series from St. Louis 4-3. All seven games were played in a span of 11 days. The Giants took two of three and handed St. Louis its first series loss of the season.
Jonathan Sanchez (1-1) pitched two-hit ball for five innings. The Cardinals did not score until getting two runs in the ninth off Vinnie Chulk. Braden Looper (3-1) allowed seven runs on 10 hits in three-plus innings. Looper ended a run of six consecutive April victories dating to last season. The Giants remain the only NL team he hasn't beaten.