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Game 3 of the NLCS: The best photos

Updated 11:11 PM ET, Wed October 17, 2012
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Jason Motte and catcher Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium in St Louis on Wednesday, October 17. The Cardinals lead the series 2-1 over the Giants. Look back at Game 2 of the NLCS. AFP/Getty Images
The grounds crew puts a tarp on the field during a rain delay in the bottom of the seventh inning. Getty Images
David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts on second base after hitting a double in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants. Getty Images
Pitcher Matt Cain of the Giants gets a visit on the mound in the seventh inning. Cain gave up six hits and three earned runs in the loss. Getty Images
Matt Holliday of the Cardinals waits on deck in the sixth inning. Getty Images
Pete Kozma of the St. Louis Cardinals turns a double play Wednesday as Marco Scutaro of the San Francisco Giants is out at second base in the fifth inning. Getty Images
Matt Cain of the Giants pitches against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Getty Images
Pablo Sandoval of the Giants fields the ball in the fifth inning. Getty Images
Brandon Belt of the Giants reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Cardinals. Getty Images
Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants catches a ball hit by Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning. Getty Images
Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the first inning to Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. Getty Images
Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated at the dugout steps after scoring on a fielder's choice hit by teammate Pablo Sandoval. Getty Images
Jon Jay of the Cardinals chases a ball hit by Angel Pagan of the Giants in the third inning on Wednesday. Getty Images
Marco Scutaro of the Giants flies out to center in the first inning. Getty Images
Brandon Belt of the Giants slides under the tag of Cardinals infielder Pete Kozma and is safe at second. Getty Images
Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants. Getty Images
Angel Pagan of the Giants, right, is congratulated by teammate Hunter Pence in front of the dugout after scoring in the third inning. Getty Images
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals hits a two-run home run in the third inning Wednesday. Getty Images
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals rounds the bases after his two-run home run. Getty Images
Cardinals teammates congratulate Matt Carpenter at the dugout after his third-inning home run. Getty Images
Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants turns a double-play as Jon Jay of the St. Louis Cardinals is out at second base in the first inning. Getty Images
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford throws the ball toward first base after getting Jon Jay of the Cardinals out at second. Look back at Game 2 of the NLCS. Getty Images