The Giants won tonight behind what was perhaps Nate Schierholtz’s best game as a a pro:
…. Nate Schierholtz did have a great night with three big hits.
He singled against Jake Westbrook to start the three-run tying rally in the sixth, a mere trifle compared with what he did later.
Cardinals closer Fernando Salas, who had been 10-for-10 in saves, retired the first two Giants in the ninth on three pitches before he walked Huff on four. With Schierholtz batting, Burriss, a pinch-runner, stole second. With his team down to its last strike, Schierholtz shot a single through the middle to get Burriss home for a 5-5 tie.
…. In the 11th, also with two outs, Schierholtz broke the tie with a single against Ryan Franklin after Freddy Sanchez hit his second double. Schierholtz scored an insurance run on a Brandon Crawford single.