Cardinals-Giants, NLCS Game 4: Did you know?

Cardinals-Giants, NLCS Game 4: Did you know?

San Francisco rode six innings of shutout relief and a three-run sixth inning to win, 6-4, on Wednesday night and take a commanding 3-1 series lead over St. Louis.

Here's what you need to know about the Giants' win heading into Game 5:

  Date Recaps Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 11 SF 3, STL 0 video
Gm 2 Oct. 12 STL 5, SF 4 video
Gm 3 Oct. 14 SF 5, STL 4 video
Gm 4 Oct. 15 SF 6, STL 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 16 SF 6, STL 3 video

• The Cardinals have never come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a postseason series. They are 0-4 in franchise history and were ousted in Game 5 in three of the four series.

• The Giants are 6-0 in series when owning a 3-1 lead. They have won Game 5 five times.

• Only one team in the last six years has come back from a 3-1 hole to win the series: the 2012 Giants did it against St. Louis.

• Wednesday was just the second time this postseason that St. Louis didn't score a run in the seventh inning or later.

• This is the fourth straight postseason with a game that featured both starting pitchers throwing fewer than four innings. Cardinals starter Shelby Miller lasted 3 2/3 innings and the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong recorded nine outs.

The last time was in Game 3 of last year's National League Division Series between the Braves and Dodgers. Prior to that, the previous four instances all included St. Louis.

• The first six leadoff hitters all reached base via a hit, a first in postseason history. The Cardinals became the first team ever with three straight leadoff doubles to start a playoff game.

Kolten Wong has seven postseason hits -- all for extra bases. He hit a double and blasted a solo home run on Wednesday night.

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• Wong's home run was the sixth by a Cardinals rookie this postseason, tying a Major League record.

• Vogelsong gave up four runs on Wednesday night, which matched the amount he had given up in his five career postseason starts combined.

• The Cardinals have not carried a lead into the seventh inning in any of their eight playoff games this year.

• In two postseason appearances this year, Yusmeiro Petit has thrown nine innings of shutout ball while allowing just two hits and striking out 11.

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Matthew DeFranks is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.