SAN FRANCISCO —The Chicago Cubs get another chance tonight at finishing off the San Francisco Giants after a five-hour Game 3 of their NL Division Series
Joe Panik doubled off the wall in right-center field to drive in Brandon Crawford with the winning run in the 13th inning, and the Giants staved off elimination yet again by outlasting the Cubs 6-5 on Monday night.
San Francisco won its 10th straight game when facing postseason elimination.
Panik came through against Mike Montgomery, who was pitching his fifth inning of relief.
The tough-to-eliminate Giants forced Tuesday night's Game 4 back at their raucous, sold-out ballpark, postponing a potential Cubs clinch party.
Chicago leads the best-of-five playoff 2-1 and will send John Lackey to the mound opposite lefty Matt Moore.
Game 4 between the Cubs and Giants starts at 7:40 p.m. in San Francisco.