Welcome back to our live blog of the National League Division Series between the Giants and Cubs.
We were treated to an exceptional Game 1 on Friday night that will be hard to top. Javy Baez cranked an eighth-inning home run and Jon Lester hurled a gem to give the Cubs a 1-0 leg up in the series.
We’ll have live updates right here throughout tonight’s game.
Here’s what’s on tap for Game 2:
Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81) is on the mound for the Giants, and he’ll square off against Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13). Hendricks is the MLB leader in ERA.
Game 2 lineups:
1. Span, CF; 2. Belt, 1B; 3. Posey, C; 4. Pence, RF; 5. Crawford, SS; 6. Pagan, LF; 7. Gillaspie, 3B; 8. Panik, 2B; 9. Samardzija, P
1. Fowler, CF; 2. Bryant, 3B; 3. Rizzo. 1B; 4. Zobrist, LF; 5. Russell, SS; 6. Heyward, RF; 7. Baez, 2B; 8. Contreras, C; 9. Hendricks, P
And here are a few Cubs headlines you may have missed from the past 24 hours:
Emanuel gambles liquor, ribs in NLDS wager with San Fran mayor
Chapman, ready when needed, finishes Giants in Game 1
Jon Lester gives the Cubs a huge boost in Game 1 nailbiter
These aren’t your father’s Cubs: This team is built to last
Cubs start countdown with 1-0 win over Giants in opener: 10 to go
Sneed: Will Ditka be the Cubs’ lucky charm
Playoff fever: the lengths to which some Cubs fans will go