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Giants 7, Cardinals 1

Marco Scutaro hit helps Giants tie NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO — Marco Scutaro was John Wayne.

The 36-year-old former Red Sox shortstop proved to be tough as nails, recovering from a massive first-inning hit from Matt Holliday on a slide to deliver a key bases-loaded single in the fourth inning that sparked the San Francisco Giants to a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Monday that evened the National League Championship Series at a game apiece.

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