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Bullpens deliver in NLCS Game 1

After starters fail early, relief pitching silences bats of Giants and Cards

Updated: October 15, 2012, 3:13 AM ET
By Michael Knisley | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- So here's something that surprised Brandon Belt in Game 1 of the NLCS on Monday night: Nobody crossed the plate after the fourth inning.

"I was for sure we were probably going to score some more runs. Or they were going to score some more runs. It's hard to believe it ended up 6-4," Belt, the Giants' first baseman, said.

Four runs for St. Louis in the top of the fourth, to go up 6-0.

Four runs for San Francisco in the bottom the fourth, to ...

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