Game Report: Giants 3, Cardinals 2

The Cardinals could not keep their offense rolling on Friday night, collecting only five hits as they lost to the Giants in San Francisco.

After scoring a combined 19 runs on 31 hits in their previous two games, the Cardinals’ only RBIs came on a double and triple by Kolten Wong.

The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh when the Cardinals intentionally walked Buster Posey with a runner on second and one out but Andrew McCutchen came through with an RBI single off John Brebbia to give the Giants the lead.

Here is how the game broke down:

At the plate: Wong’s double in the second inning drove in Paul DeJong, who had reached on a fielder’s choice. DeJong was playing his first game since breaking his left hand on May 17. He had a single in three at-bats and scored both of the Cardinals’ runs … Wong’s triple in the seventh followed DeJong’s two-out single … The Cardinals also got a triple from Jedd Gyorko in the second but he was thrown out at the plate on the grounder by DeJong … Marcell Ozuna was 0-of-4 and has now gone 78 at-bats since hitting his last home run on June 16.

On the mound: John Gant allowed the first Giants run in the second without a hit when he walked the first two batters in the inning before the run later scored on a wild pitch … A home run by Pablo Sandoval put the Giants ahead 2-1 in the sixth … Gant worked six innings, scattering five hits … A leadoff single and sacrifice set up the Giants’ winning run in the seventh.

Key stat: Wong’s two hits in three at-bats raised his season average to .203, the first time it has been above .200 since May 10. The only other time he had two extra-base hits in a game was when he doubled twice on April 24.

Worth noting: To make room for DeJong on the roster, left-hander Austin Gomber was optioned to Memphis. That move leaves the Cardinals with just seven pitchers in the bullpen … Prospects Dakota Hudson and Randy Arozarena were named Friday to play in the Futures Game on July 15, part of the All-Star game festivities in Washington, D.C. Hudson will pitch for the US team while Arozarena, a native of Cuba, will play on the World team … Tyler Lyons pitched a scoreless inning for Memphis on Friday night as he began a rehab assignment while Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless inning for Springfield … Memphis also announced on Friday that third baseman Patrick Wisdom will participate in the Home Run Derby at the Triple A All-Star game on Monday.

Looking ahead: Carlos Martinez will get the start in Saturday’s game.