Cubs Game 4 Notes For Tuesday @ San Francisco
* The Giants beat the Cubs, 6-5, in 13 innings at AT&T Park last night, winning their 98th postseason game all-time – third most in MLB history (Yankees – 223, Cardinals – 130). Just two teams have come back from trailing 0-2 in an LDS to win the series since 2004 (Giants in 2012 and Blue Jays in 2015).
* Chicago has been up 2-1 in a best-of-five series three times in franchise history, winning two of the three matchups [lost to the Padres in 1984 NLCS, beat the Braves in 2003 NLDS (five games) and beat the Cardinals in 2015 NLDS (four games)].
* Jake Arrieta went deep last night, giving the Cubs four homers in the first three games of this series, with two of those coming from pitchers (also Travis Wood in Game 2). Just one team prior had two HR from its pitchers in a single postseason series – the New York Giants in the 1924 World Series (Rosy Ryan and Jack Bentley).
* Joe Panik went 3-for-4 last night, including knocking in the game-winning run with a double in the 13th inning. The postseason walkoff hit was the seventh of any Giant all-time, and first since Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer to beat the Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS.
* John Lackey went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last two outings of the 2016 regular season, finishing the campaign with 11 victories – his 13th straight season with double-digit wins (missed entire 2012 season because of Tommy John surgery). Lackey won his only career postseason start against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2014 NLDS while a member of the Cardinals (7.0 IP, 1 ER).
* Acquired in the trade that sent Matt Duffy to the Rays on August 1, Matt Moore went 6-2 with a 3.77 ERA in his last eight starts of the regular season. Moore is 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two career postseason starts (in 2011 at Rangers and 2013 at Red Sox).