Baez Homer Gives Cubs 1-0 Series Lead

Chicago Cubs  1 – 0  San Francisco Giants

It was another classic post-season pitching duel, with neither team giving way until Javier Baez homered in the eighth.  The Cubs bullpen hung on in the ninth, giving Chicago a 1-0 win, as well as a 1-0 NLDS lead over the Giants.

Jon Lester pitched eight scoreless innings and Aroldis Chapman nimbly navigated past a leadoff double in the ninth to preserve the victory.

Johnny Cueto was equally dominant, save for the mistake to Baez, scattering three hits and striking out 10.  Buster Posey went 2-4 with a double in the loss.

Game two picks up on Saturday in Chicago.

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