Cubs take Game 1

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 night.

 

Below is a recap of the action and reaction from Game 1.

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For fans looking ahead to the other games in this series, MLB announced the times today for Games 3, 4 and 5.

Game 1 – Friday in Chicago: 8:15 PM CT

Game 2 – Saturday in Chicago: 7:08PM CT

Game 3 – Monday in San Francisco: 8:38PM CT

Game 4 (if necessary) – Tuesday in San Francisco: *7:40PM CT

Game 5 (if necessary) – Thursday in Chicago: *7:40PM CT

Games 4 and 5 could start at 7:08 CT if the Dodgers and Nationals series is over by Tuesday.

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Heads up! Traffic is going to be even messier this Friday – and through the weekend – with the action at Wrigley, President Obama in town and the Chicago Marathon.

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Giants announced Jeff Samardzija will be pitching in Game 2.

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Eddie Vedder in the house:

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The game will begin airing on MLB Network as we wait for a winner in the Dodger-Nationals game.  Then the Cubs-Giants will resume on FS1.

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Tied at 0-0 after 1st

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In other MLB news: The Toronto Blue Jays have grabbed a 2-0 lead in their American League Division Series by belting four home runs in a 5-3 triumph over the Rangers in Texas.  -Associated Press

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More MLB action:  Dodges lead series 1-0 after win over Nationals 4-3

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After two, we’re still tied 0-0

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Scoreless after three

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Cubs get out of the top of the 4th still 0-0, despite a Giant on 2nd and 3rd.

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Top of the 6th we go with 0-0 still on the board.

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Home run!  Cubs on the board!

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