Baez homers in 8th; Lester bests Cueto
CHICAGO — Jon Lester outpitched Johnny Cueto with eight sparkling innings, Javier Baez homered in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, in a tense Game 1 of their NL Division Series on Friday Game 1: Cubs 1-0 Game 2: 8 p.m. Saturday Giants (Samardzija 12-11) at Cubs (Hendricks 16-8), MLB
9:30 p.m. Monday Cubs (Arrieta 18-8) at Giants (Bumgarner 15-9), FS1 Game 4: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday* Cubs (Lackey 11-8) at Giants (Moore 13-12), FS1
8:30 p.m. Thur.* Giants (Cueto 18-5) at Cubs (Lester 19-5), FS1 x-if necessary night.
Lester retired his last 13 batters in a dominant performance, but the game was scoreless when Baez sent Angel Pagan scrambling to the left-field wall with a towering drive.
With a raucous crowd of 42,148 and every player anxiously tracking the flight of the ball, Pagan ran out of room as it landed in the basket that tops the ivy-covered walls at Wrigley Field.
Aroldis Chapman gave up Buster Posey’s two-out double off the ivy in the ninth before Hunter Pence bounced to second for the final out, wrapping a bow on Chicago’s first meaningful game in weeks.
GIANTS VS. CUBS Game 3: Game 5: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez celebrates after homering to left field off Giants starter Johnny Cueto with one out in the eighth inning for the only run of the game.