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SAN FRANCISCO -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny refused to point to a pregame team meeting as being the inspiration for his ballclubs ninth-inning comeback.First baseman Matt Adams pointed out the playoff-type atmosphere of the game, while Stephen Piscotty noted his teams matter-of-fact approach.Whatever it was, St. Louis gave its postseason hopes a big boost.Kolten Wong hit a sacrifice fly that capped a two-run ninth inning and the Cardinals rallied for a key win in their playoff chase, beating the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Saturday night.The Cardinals further tightened the NL wild-card race -- the Giants and Mets are tied for the top two spots, with St. Louis trailing by two games.Just some great at-bats late, Matheny said. A lot of different guys jumped in and made it happen. We needed it.The Cardinals had lost three straight and held a team meeting prior to the game. No one was willing to talk about the theme of the meeting or what was said.This whole year weve fought back and this was a great example of that, Piscotty said. Even if we didnt (win) were still right in the thick of it. The fact that we did win is huge.Jedd Gyorko singled with one out in the ninth off Sergio Romo. Santiago Casilla (2-5) walked Yadier Molina before Randal Grichuk hit a tying single.Jose Martinez, pinch-running for Molina, took third on the hit and easily scored on Wongs fly.Seung Hwan Oh (5-3) retired six batters for the win.Brandon Moss hit his 27th homer for the Cardinals.Hunter Pence singled twice and Brandon Belt added an RBI double for the Giants, who fell five games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.Giving up the up the walk is what hurt, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Thats a tough one. We played well.Giants starter Jeff Samardzija allowed one run and five hits with four strikeouts and four walks over 6 2/3 innings.St. Louis starter Mike Leake, who pitched his first career shutout during his final start of 2015 while with the Giants, allowed two runs over six innings.DEFENSIVE GEMAdams might not be the most nimble of infielders but the Cardinals first baseman flexed his defensive skills in the second inning when he made a diving catch on Denard Spans liner, then quickly scrambled to the bag to double off Eduardo Nunez. Adams later left the game with a jammed left wrist. I felt it when I swung the next time up, Adams said.GOLD MEDAL MOMENTOlympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman, competing in nearby San Jose as part of a champions tour, threw out the ceremonial first pitch after spending time with several members of the Giants before the game. Raisman -- who said she has only spent four days at home since returning from the Olympics -- took pictures with Angel Pagan, and got tips from pitcher Johnny Cueto and hitting coach Hensley Meulens while sporting a Giants jersey.I went to a lot of (Boston Red Sox) games with my dad growing up, Raisman said. Im excited to be here. It was crazy when I came here and players know who I am.TRAINERS ROOMCardinals: The team isnt sure what the next step will be for OF Matt Holliday after he called off plans to bat in a simulated game earlier in the day because of swelling in his right thumb. Holliday has been out since Aug. 12 and had hoped the sim game would provide momentum for returning.Giants: Bochy plans to give Buster Posey the day off Sunday in order to give the All-Star catcher a break before the team begins a seven-game road trip.UP NEXTAlex Reyes (1-2) starts for the Cardinals against Alberto Suarez (3-3) in the series finale. Skal Labissiere Jersey .C. Lions has come to an end. 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"We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said.Harry Redknapp does not expect Marcus Rashford to play for England at Euro 2016, despite being named in the squad just 96 days after his Manchester United debut. The 18-year-old was included by Roy Hodgson after scoring just three minutes into his first senior appearance for his country in Fridays 2-1 friendly win over Australia.That came after he had netted nine times in 19 United appearances, including four goals in his first two outings against FC Midtjylland and Arsenal. Despite the impressive impact he has made at club level, former Tottenham manager Redknapp is not convinced Rashford will get on the pitch during the finals in France.He expects the other strikers in Hodgsons 23-man pool - Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge - to keep him sidelined instead. Rashford scored after just three minutes of his England debut against Australia Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ at a Walkabout Euro 2016 Preview: In all honesty, I cant really see him playing. I like him and hes going to be a real player in the future.But weve got Kane, weve got Vardy, weve got Sturridge, weve got Rooney - I think he (HHodgson) has got a lot of options up front.ddddddddddddI wouldnt see Rashford getting a game and Ill be surprised if he gets too much, if any, games personally. Redknapp expects other strikers such as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy to keep Rashford on the sidelines Redknapp is encouraged with the quality of Hodgsons overall selections and thinks it gives the country genuine hope of achieving something in France.He added: Its a good squad of players and I like the look of the England squad at the moment. Its going to be an exciting tournament and I think weve got a real chance. 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