Over at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs will be picking up their Major League Baseball series once again.
Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs.
Brandon Belt also connected and Ty Blach pitched into the eighth inning in the first meeting between the teams since San Francisco was eliminated by Chicago in the NL Division Series previous year.
Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo jumped Cueto first pitches in the second and fourth innings, with balls landing in the right-field basket and right-field bleachers as the Cubs (23-21) played perhaps their most complete game this season.
Panik struck again in the third, doubling home Gorkys Hernandez with one out for a 2-0 lead. Tyler Wilson (2-2) gave up six runs in 1 1/3 innings.
"We have to look at is as we have dug ourselves a little hole here and created a challenge", said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, maybe the best in the business at what he does. "When you're able to get to a guy like that, you don't want to waste those opportunities on my end".
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He acknowledged that a stubborn blister on his middle finger kept him from executing pitches in April. A Brandon Crawford double did the only damage for the visitors.
"It's a hard thing to do now, so yeah, I mean there's always that gratification to go out there and finish it and walk off and shake everybody's hand as they come off the field", Lester said. It had won eight of 10 overall.
"You know when it hits barrel because you don't feel it as much", he said. "So it was a good feeling today".
Belt got his revenge later in the game by putting a ball where Almora couldn't reach it: over the outfield wall in the fifth inning to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. But the lefty fell to 0-7 lifetime against the Yankees when he was tagged by Gardner and Gregorius, the only left-handed hitters in New York's lineup.
The Cubs recalled RHP Felix Pena from Triple-A Iowa and optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to their top farm club. Giants OF Denard Span will be out at least until Wednesday due to a sprained left thumb he sustained Sunday at St. Louis. "The swelling went down significantly".
Brett's bullpen: Left-hander Brett Anderson is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday in his latest test since being sidelined due to a lower back muscle strain.