MLB playoffs: San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs: RECAP, score and stats (10/7/16); NLDS Game 1

MLB playoffs: San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs: RECAP, score and stats (10/7/16); NLDS Game 1

Fresh off a dramatic wild-card victory in new York ,the giants were brimming with confidance when they arrived in Chicago on Thursday ,albeit a bit late due to travel problems.Madison Bumgarner’s four -hitter in Wednesday night’s 3-0 victory against the Mets means he likely is pushed back until at least Game 3, but the Giants have 18-game winner Johnny Cueto ready to go for Friday night’s series opener at Wrigley Field.san Francisco stumbled in the second half of the season,then closed with five wins in six games to hold onto the second NL wild card. The Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and manager Bruce Bochy and company feel this is their part of the calendar— again.

After Lester makes his 17th career postseason appearance, major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks gets the ball in Game 2, followed by Arrieta and John Lackey. The Giants had not set their series rotation, but Jeff Samardzija could pitch on Saturday night against the team that gave him his start in the majors.

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MLB playoffs: San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs: RECAP, score and stats (10/7/16); NLDS Game 1

 

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