SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb struck out 10 pitching masterfully in his postseason debut, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Friday night in the opener of their NL Division Series.
San Francisco Giants (99-53, first in the NL West) vs. San Diego Padres (76-75, third in the NL West)
San Diego; Thursday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Logan Webb (10-3, 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 141 strikeouts) Padres: Yu Darvish (8-10, 4.13 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 186 strikeouts)
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir got the San Francisco Giants into a jam and rookie reliever Camilo Doval got them right out of it.
Doval got three huge outs on eight pitches at a pivotal juncture for the Giants, who beat the free-falling San Diego Padres 8-6 Wednesday night to take a two-game lead in the NL West.
Atlanta Braves (76-69, first in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (96-52, first in the NL West)
San Francisco; Saturday, 9:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Charlie Morton (13-5, 3.76 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 192 strikeouts) Giants: Alex Wood (10-4, 4.08 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 135 strikeouts)
San Francisco Giants (91-50, first in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (65-77, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Kevin Gausman (13-5, 2.58 ERA, .99 WHIP, 192 strikeouts) Cubs: Zach Davies (6-10, 5.16 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 108 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant drew a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field, Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt homered in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Friday for their fifth straight victory.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed one hit over five scoreless innings and Steven Duggar hit his first home run in nearly two years to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night.
Slater led off the inning with an opposite-field drive to right against right-hander Keone Kela (2-2)...