One swing was all the difference in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez’s eighth-inning solo shot off the San Francisco Giants’ Johnny Cueto accounted for all of the night’s offense and powered the Cubs to a 1-0 Game 1 victory and identical lead in the best-of-five series.

Both teams will try to generate more offense in Game 2 when the Cubs send MLB‘s ERA leader Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13 ERA, 170 K) to the mound, while the Giants will counter with former Cub Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81 ERA, 167 K).

Can the Giants even things up? Or will the Cubs take a commanding 2-0 lead as the series prepares to move back to San Francisco?

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Cubs 5, Giants 2

WP: Wood

LP: Samardzija

SV: Chapman

  • Bottom 1st (CHC): Zobrist RBI single
  • Bottom 2nd (CHC): Hendricks two-run single
  • Bottom 2nd (CHC): Bryant RBI single
  • Top 3rd (SFG): Blanco RBI double
  • Top 3rd (SFG): Belt RBI sac fly
  • Bottom 4th (CHC): Wood solo HR

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