Your San Francisco Giants earned another shot at a World Series ring tonight in AT&T park, after destroying the St. Louis Cardinals 9 - 0 in the first game 7 to be played in San Francisco in the past fifty years. Matt Cain's beautiful, sinewy right arm gets the win.

Offensively, Giants fans won't soon forget the three members of the Cardinals bullpen that the Giants tore through while cranking out a five-run inning. Pablo Sandoval bagan the public embarrassment of Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse by sailing an easy double and putting Marco Scutaro on third. Posey got to first on a walk, but Hunter Pence brought him home on a three-run, bat-shattering double that would cause the entire state of Missouri to collectively feel the splinters.

Pence himself scored run number six on a grounder from Brandon Crawford, and Angel Pagan brought in run number seven when he grounded off the Cardinals' Joe Kelly. St. Louis finally ended the inning after putting Edward Mujica on the mound to face the onsalught of Giants bats. Here's that third inning in video:

Gregor Blanco scored run number eight in the seventh inning, coming home from third base on a pinch-hit double play from Aubrey Huff.

Brandon Belt knocked a solo run in the 8th inning to make it 9-0.

For a brief moment, San Franciscans on the Western half of the city worried that the torrential downpours they were experiencing could force the game to go into a rain delay, but Sergio Romo closed the top half of the ninth faster than it usually takes an N-Judah to get from Van Ness Station to Second and King Streets.

Widely detested sportscaster Joe Buck called the game for Fox, but things could have been worse. He could have been moderating the presidential debate you didn't watch. In other news, you can thank the Rally Monkey, you can thank Hunter Pence, or you can thank Louisville Slugger for cracking in just the right way: The Giants won the pennant! The Giants are headed to the World Series!

Here is Romo's final out in the rain: