Chasing their first
Held to two hits over eight innings by
Now, the Cubs are going back to their second consecutive NLCS after finally ending San Francisco's remarkable winning streak in postseason elimination games.
Pinch-hitter Willson Contreras tied it with a two-run single with none out. Baez singled in the go-ahead run two batters later, and the Cubs capitalized on
One day after getting tagged in the eighth inning of Chicago's 6-5 loss in 13,
Cubs players gathered on the mound, fresh white caps adorning their heads, and posed for a group photo before bouncing up and down. They waved and saluted their loyal blue-clad fans cheering madly from the seats above the visitors' dugout.
After finishing off the feisty Giants, Chicago earns another short break before opening the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Cubs manager
Maddon has his confident, power-hitting Cubs on quite an October roll. They already beat All-Star
The team with baseball's best regular-season record at 103-58 took a step closer to ending its 108-year title drought.
Chicago was swept by the New York Mets in a four-game NLCS last year.
Downright unflappable for years in these pressure-packed scenarios, the Giants had won 10 straight games when facing postseason elimination. The World Series champions in 2010, '12 and '14, their every-other-year title chance is over in '16 with the club's first postseason series defeat in the last 12.
Moore struck out 10 in eight innings.