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2002 National League Championship Series

2002 National League Championship Series
Dates: October 9 – 14
MVP: Benito Santiago (San Francisco)
Television: Fox
TV announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio: ESPN
Radio announcers: Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell
Umpires: Randy Marsh, Jeff Nelson, Dale Scott, Jeff Kellogg, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford
NLDS: San Francisco Giants over Atlanta Braves (3–2)
  St. Louis Cardinals over Arizona Diamondbacks (3–0)
 < 2001 NLCS 2003 > 
2002 World Series

The 2002 National League Championship Series (NLCS) was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to 14 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals and the wild-card qualifying San Francisco Giants. It was a rematch of the 1987 NLCS, in which the Cardinals defeated the Giants in seven games. The Cardinals, by virtue of being a division winner, had the home field advantage.

The two teams were victorious in the NL Division Series (NLDS), with the Cardinals defeating the West Division champion Arizona Diamondbacks three games to none, and the Giants defeating the East Division champion and heavily favored Atlanta Braves three games to two.

The Giants won the series in five games but were defeated by the Anaheim Angels in seven games in the World Series.

Contents

  • Summary 1
    • St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants 1.1
  • Game summaries 2
    • Game 1 2.1
    • Game 2 2.2
    • Game 3 2.3
    • Game 4 2.4
    • Game 5 2.5
  • Composite line score 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Summary

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants

San Francisco won the series, 4–1.
Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 9 San Francisco Giants – 9, St. Louis Cardinals – 6 Busch Stadium (II) 3:31 52,175[1] 
2 October 10 San Francisco Giants – 4, St. Louis Cardinals – 1 Busch Stadium (II) 3:17 52,195[2] 
3 October 12 St. Louis Cardinals – 5, San Francisco Giants – 4 Pacific Bell Park 3:32 42,177[3] 
4 October 13 St. Louis Cardinals – 3, San Francisco Giants – 4 Pacific Bell Park 3:26 42,676[4] 
5 October 14 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, San Francisco Giants – 2 Pacific Bell Park 3:01 42,673[5]

Game summaries

Game 1

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at Busch Stadium (II) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9 11 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 6 11 0
WP: Kirk Rueter (1–0)   LP: Matt Morris (0–1)   Sv: Robb Nen (1)
Home runs:
SF: Kenny Lofton (1), David Bell (1), Benito Santiago (1)
STL: Albert Pujols (1), Miguel Cairo (1), J. D. Drew (1)

Game 2

Thursday, October 10, 2002 at Busch Stadium (II) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0
WP: Jason Schmidt (1–0)   LP: Woody Williams (0–1)   Sv: Robb Nen (2)
Home runs:
SF: Rich Aurilia 2 (2)
STL: Eduardo Pérez (1)

Game 3

Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 1
San Francisco 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
WP: Chuck Finley (1–0)   LP: Jay Witasick (0–1)   Sv: Jason Isringhausen (1)
Home runs:
STL: Mike Matheny (1), Jim Edmonds (1), Eli Marrero (1)
SF: Barry Bonds (1)

Game 4

Sunday, October 13, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X 4 4 1
WP: Tim Worrell (1–0)   LP: Rick White (0–1)   Sv: Robb Nen (3)
Home runs:
STL: None
SF: Benito Santiago (2)

The Cardinals took an early lead off Liván Hernández, scoring two runs in the first inning on a Jim Edmonds groundout and a single by Tino Martinez. After being held scoreless for five innings the Giants bats would answer in the sixth, when J. T. Snow hit a two-run double to score Jeff Kent and Barry Bonds. In the eighth, Benito Santiago would deliver the key blow for San Francisco with a two-run home run following an intentional walk to Bonds (with nobody on base). In the ninth, the Cardinals would threaten against Robb Nen, cutting the deficit to 4–3 with a Jim Edmonds single, which put runners at first and third base with one out for slugger Albert Pujols. However, Nen struck out Pujols and J. D. Drew to give the Giants a 3–1 series advantage.

Game 5

Monday, October 14, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
WP: Tim Worrell (2–0)   LP: Matt Morris (0–2)

Game 5 was a pitchers duel between Matt Morris and Kirk Rueter as the Giants looked for their first pennant since 1989. Fernando Viña started the scoring with a seventh inning sac fly, but the Giants responded with a sac fly by Barry Bonds. In the ninth, Matt Morris retired the first two batters before allowing consecutive singles to David Bell and Shawon Dunston. Steve Kline was then brought in to pitch to Kenny Lofton, who had yelled at the Cardinals dugout earlier after an inside pitch. On the first pitch, Lofton delivered a single to right field, scoring Bell as J.D Drew's throw was off-line, clinching the pennant for the Giants.

Composite line score

2002 NLCS (4–1): San Francisco Giants over St. Louis Cardinals

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 2 5 1 0 6 4 0 3 2 23 39 1
St. Louis Cardinals 2 1 2 1 3 3 1 2 1 16 44 1
Total attendance: 231,896   Average attendance: 46,379

Notes

  1. ^ "2002 NLCS Game 1 - San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ "2002 NLCS Game 2 - San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  3. ^ "2002 NLCS Game 3 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  4. ^ "2002 NLCS Game 4 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  5. ^ "2002 NLCS Game 5 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 

External links

  • 2002 NLCS at Baseball-Reference
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