The Chicago Cubs took a 2-0 series lead in the National League Division Series over the SF Giants with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night. The series now moves to San Francisco on Monday with a battle of aces: Madison Bumgarner for the Giants against Jake Arrieta of the Cubs.
The Cubs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on a Ben Zobrist two out, RBI single. The former KC Royal went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
The Cubs chased Giants starter (and former Cub) Jeff Samardzija from the game after just two innings. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk. Former Royal Gregor Blanco pinch hit for Samardzija in the top of the third and doubled in the Giants first run. Blanco would score on a sac fly.
Former Royal Mike Montgomery made his postseason debut with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief for the Cubs. The former highly touted Royals prospect allowed one hit and struck out one, throwing just 17 pitches (12 for strikes).
The other NLDS Game 2 was postponed in Washington due to rain. The Nationals and LA Dodgers will play Sunday afternoon, with Game 3 still being played in LA on Monday (no travel day).