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A photographic look at Game 7 of the National League Championship Series

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A rainbow appears over right field at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the sky clears before the start of Game 7 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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The opening game ceremonies before the start of Game 7 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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Actor Ron Schneider gets the crowd going before the St. Louis Cardinals play the San Francisco Giants during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) looks out to the bull pen as he is pulled from the game against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse is taken out of the game during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval celebrates a double against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants Buster Posey (R) scores as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina traps the throw to the plate in the third inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma tries to throw over umpire Bill Miller during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco. Hunter Pence was safe at home.

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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a three-run double during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants Angel Pagan gets an RBI hit against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) breaks his bat on a two RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Joe Kelly warms up during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro catches a ground ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina during the third inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco slides safely past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco. Blanco scored from second on a hit by Matt Cain.

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San Francisco Giants Gregor Blanco comes in to score past St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (L) in the 2nd inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) swings and misses in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran steals second with San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro covering during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Beltran steals second base on San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (L) in the first inning during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) slides safe into home to score in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey heads back to the dugout as St. Louis Cardinals' Tony Cruz (48) reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants fans cheer on their team in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 7 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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A grounds keeper and umpire look over the wet field during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran bats in the rain during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the San Francisco Giants Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco Giants Marco Scutaro (C) is hugged by teammates Hunter Pence (R) and Brandon Crawford after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the World Series during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (R) and center fielder Angel Pagan celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds the National League trophy after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) holds the MVP trophy after being named most valuable player after his team defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS during Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Barry Zito kisses his wife Amber after his team defeated the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the World Series after Game 7 in their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco, California October 22, 2012.

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