The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on Monday Night Football. 49ers QB Alex Smith was 18 of 19 and tossed for three touchdowns in the win. Michael Crabtree caught two of those passes, and Randy Moss caught the other. All Arizona could muster up was a field goal, as the Cards were held to seven yards rushing at home in Glendale. San Francisco improves to 6-2, while Arizona falls to 4-4, after starting the season 4-0.
The San Francisco Giants won game 7, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the NLCS to advance to the World Series. They will play the Detroit Tigers in a best-of-seven series. For the Giants, it will their second appearance in the WS in three years. San Francisco becomes fourth team to win three straight games against the defending champions, when trailing in a series to advance. Cardinals C Yadier Molina was the bright spot for St. Louis, batting 4 for 4 in the loss. Alas for him, the remainder of the team was 3 for 30. Giants SS Marco Scutaro was named NLCS MVP.
The Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series. After sweeping the New York Yankees in the ALCS by winning Game four 8-1, the Tigers will be in their second WS in seven years (2006 vs. Cardinals). Tigers SP Max Scherzer struck out 10 of 16 batters, and SS Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs. The Yankees never held the lead in any of the four games.
Meanwhile in the NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game Four, 8-3 and now lead 3-1 in the series. Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed one run in seven innings. St Louis can clinch tonight in Game 5, at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.
The St. Louis Rams defeated the Arizona Cardinals 17-3 Thursday night. Rams QB Sam Bradford was only 7 for 21 for 147 yards and 1 TD. But the Rams defense held the Cardinals to 3 points despite 3 red zone appearances. and had a team record 9 sacks. The Cardinals’ loss was their first of the season, falling to 4-1, while the Rams improved to 2-2.