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NLCS Game 3: Giants Shutout Phillies 3-0 To Take 2-1 Series Lead

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) – Matt Cain turned in seven scoreless innings and Cody Ross drove in a run as San Francisco topped Philadelphia, 3-0, in Game 3 of the NLCS from AT&T Park.

Freddy Sanchez and Aubrey Huff also knocked in a run each for the Giants, who have taken a two games to one series edge with the next two contests in San Francisco.

Cain (1-0) allowed just two hits while striking out five and walking three during his outing, his first career victory over the two-time defending National League Champions.

Aaron Rowand, a Phillies outfielder from 2006-07, finished with a double and scored a run for San Francisco.

Cole Hamels (1-1) worked six innings, charged with five hits and three runs while fanning eight and walking one for the Phillies, who last faced a 2-1 series deficit in the 2009 World Series.

Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz collected the only hits for Philadelphia, which last suffered a postseason shutout in a 5-0 loss during Game 5 of the 1983 World Series against Baltimore.

Game 4 is slated for Wednesday, as Joe Blanton is expected to start for the Phillies facing Madison Bumgarner for the Giants.