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CHICAGO -- Jeff Samardzija finally got to make a playoff start at Wrigley Field, and it worked out really well for his former team. Spurs T-shirts .Samardzija lasted just two innings in the shortest start of his career and San Francisco was shut down by Chicagos bullpen in a 5-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday night, putting the Giants on the brink of elimination two games into their best-of-five NL Division Series.Just cant put your team in that much of a hole early in the game, especially against a good staff like they have over there, Samardzija said. Like to have that one back, for sure, that ones on me.Gregor Blanco hit an RBI double and Brandon Belt added a sacrifice fly in San Franciscos two-run third, but that was it for the Giants in another sluggish performance at the plate. They have scored in just two of their 27 innings in this years postseason, winning 3-0 on Conor Gillaspies ninth-inning homer in the wild-card game against the Mets and losing 1-0 in the NLDS opener Friday night.San Francisco won the World Series in 2010, `12 and `14, and its playoff win against New York on Wednesday was reminiscent of its even-year magic during those title runs. But the Giants lackluster stay in Chicago put them in a big hole against the loaded Cubs, who led the majors with 103 wins this year.You know you never want to get down 0-2 but at this point we just have to win three in a row, second baseman Joe Panik said. Weve done it before and just got to do it again.The biggest positive for the Giants: Madison Bumgarner is lined up for Game 3 on Monday night in San Francisco. The big left-hander tossed a four-hitter in the wild-card win and is 6-1 with a microscopic 0.79 ERA in his last nine playoff appearances.San Francisco also can draw from its 2012 title run, when it dropped the first two games of the division series against Cincinnati and won three in a row to advance. The Giants then fell behind 3-1 in the NLCS against St. Louis and stayed alive again.It gives you a lot of confidence, the fact that youve been in this position before, manager Bruce Bochy said.Bochys club was looking to rebound in Game 2 against the Cubs after it managed just six hits against Jon Lester and Aroldis Chapman in the series opener. But the Giants trailed from the very beginning in Samardzijas second career start at Wrigley as a visitor.Samardzija was drafted by the Cubs in 2006 and spent his first 6 1/2 seasons with the team before he was traded to Oakland in the 2014 deal that brought shortstop Addison Russell to the Cubs. His only previous playoff appearance was a relief outing for Chicago against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2008 Division Series.The right-hander, a native of nearby Merrillville, Indiana, who played baseball and football at Notre Dame, fell behind in the first when Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff double and scored on Ben Zobrists two-out RBI single.The Cubs added three more in the second. The big blow was pitcher Kyle Hendricks two-run single on a flare to center.Samardzija made some mistakes and the broken-bat hit to the pitcher, that one hurt a little bit, catcher Buster Posey said.Bochy hit for Samardzija in the third. The righty allowed six hits and walked one, throwing 33 of his 47 pitches for strikes.Obviously, theres some pitches you like to have back, he said. I dont think the location was necessarily all that bad. It was just, for me, it was falling behind in the count and then not being able to put guys away.Hendricks departed in the fourth with a bruised right forearm after he was struck by Angel Pagans line drive with two out. But the Giants managed just two hits against five Cubs relievers.Travis Wood, who replaced Hendricks, got four outs and homered against George Kontos in the fourth. Chapman pitched a perfect ninth for his second save of the series.The Giants finished with six hits. Bochy even tried Bumgarner as a pinch hitter in the fifth -- third baseman Kris Bryant bobbled Bumgarners grounder for an error, then threw the ball away to let Bumgarner reach second base with one out. He was stranded there.Playoff baseball, very rarely do you play 10-8 games. Its all low-scoring, Panik said. Obviously theres things we can do better as an offense, but this is the type of scoring that you expect in a postseason game.---Jay Cohen can be reached at Patty Mills Jersey . Halifax beat the Saint John Sea Dogs 7-5 on the strength of two goals apiece from Nikolaj Ehlers, Matt Murphy and Brent Andrews. Jonathan Drouin also scored and had three assists while Zachary Fucale made 17 saves for the Mooseheads (16-8-0), who led 6-1 after two periods. George Gervin Spurs Jersey . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. Editors note: Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each vote to determine espnWs national player of the week, which is awarded every week of the womens college basketball season.To be blunt, 2016 hasnt been a great year for Dukes womens basketball program. The Blue Devils finished 20-12 last season and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1994. Duke also fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since 1999.After the season, sophomore standout Azura Stevens transferred to UConn, and freshman Angela Salvadores left Duke as well. The Duke administration conducted what was referred to as an evaluation of coach Joanne P. McCallie and the program during the spring.In early May, it was announced that McCallie would remain in her position -- her contract runs through the 2018-19 season -- but there was still uncertainty about how the Blue Devils would respond to everything that had happened.However, junior guard Rebecca Greenwell said she felt from the start of this season that Duke had a chance to be a very good team. Sunday in Durham, North Carolina, the Blue Devils pulled one of the more notable upsets thus far, and Greenwell led the way.Duke beat No. 3 South Carolina 74-63, and Greenwell earned espnW player of the week honors after a 29-point performance. She made 9 of 15 shots from the field -- going 4-of-7 from 3-point range -- and was 7-of-8 ffrom the line against the previously unbeaten Gamecocks. Kawhi Leonard Jersey. I dont think Ive ever wanted to win a game as much as I did tonight, Greenwell said. But Im just really proud of how we had a full team effort. Everyone did special things. The defensive side of the game for us was just incredible.Two years ago, when Greenwell was a freshman, Duke nearly beat South Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But a buzzer-beater from then-freshman Aja Wilson gave the Gamecocks a 51-50 victory. Then last season in Columbia, South Carolina, the Gamecocks beat Duke 66-55.The Blue Devils have had their struggles against ranked teams; prior to Sunday, they had lost eight in a row against Top 25 teams dating back to last season.But Duke is now 9-1 -- the loss was at Vanderbilt on Nov. 20 -- and Sundays victory was by far the Blue Devils most impressive this season.On Thursday, Greenwell had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 68-32 dismantling of Rutgers. She is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 rebounds this season and is shooting 44 percent (36-of-82) from behind the arc.Also considered: Keyona Hayes, Miami; Alexis Jones, Baylor; Maria Martianez, Oral Roberts; Jessica Thomas, MiamiPrevious winners: Notre Dames Ogunbowale (Nov. 21) | Virginia Techs Hicks (Nov. 28) Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '