Final in 10

Series: Game 4 of 4

San Francisco won 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, April 11
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Chi Cubs6
Game 2: Friday, April 12
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Chi Cubs4
Game 3: Saturday, April 13
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Game 4: Sunday, April 14
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in 10
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Giants 10

(9-4, 5-2 away)

Cubs 7

(4-8, 2-4 home)

    2:20 PM ET, April 14, 2013

    Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois 

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    SF 1000041013 10 13 0
    CHC 4000001200 7 9 0

    W: G. Kontos (1-1)

    L: S. Camp (0-1)

    S: S. Romo (7)

    Giants-Cubs Preview

    Tim Lincecum has been dominant while never losing at Wrigley Field, although he's currently battling wildness.

    It may be time for the Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, to give Dioner Navarro his first start in a week.

    The San Francisco Giants and Cubs have played three one-run games to open this series heading into Sunday's finale.

    Lincecum (1-0, 4.91 ERA) is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA with 40 strikeouts in five starts at Wrigley. That's his second-lowest ERA at any current NL park behind a 1.50 mark at Citi Field.

    The right-hander has 11 walks over 11 innings through two outings this year. He allowed six runs in six innings Tuesday and did not get a decision in a 9-6 victory over Colorado, walking three and throwing a wild pitch in a second inning in which the Rockies scored five times.

    "I'm going back to the chalkboard after every start and going into refining mode and trying to fix the errors," he said. "That second inning really was a doozy for me."

    Lincecum figures to get his first look at former teammate Nate Schierholtz, who is hitting .355. The Cubs' leading hitter is catcher Welington Castillo, who went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's 3-2 defeat but is still batting .364.

    Castillo, however, could give way behind the plate to Navarro. Navarro hasn't started since last Sunday's 5-1 loss at Atlanta, but he's delivered pinch-hit homers in each of the last two games.

    Navarro's two-run shot in the seventh inning was all the Cubs (4-7) mustered Saturday. He hit a tying homer in the ninth off Giants closer Sergio Romo in Friday's 4-3 win.

    The backup catcher is 1 for 2 against Lincecum with a solo homer.

    San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy will have Romo available after allowing Santiago Casilla to record the final six outs Saturday. Romo had pitched in four of the five previous games, earning the save in Thursday's 7-6 series-opening victory.

    "He's versatile," said Bochy about Casilla. "We can use him seventh, eighth and ninth inning, righties, lefties. He's throwing the ball well right now."

    Bochy also expects Angel Pagan to start after the center fielder was held out of Saturday's lineup with a sore right wrist. Pagan entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth.

    San Francisco (8-4) is hoping to see Buster Posey snap out of a rut. Posey is hitless in nine at-bats in this series, although he was hit by a pitch in each of the last two games.

    He's 0 for 3 against Edwin Jackson (0-2, 5.73), Sunday's starter for the Cubs. Jackson allowed five runs over six innings Monday in a 7-4 home loss to Milwaukee.

    The right-hander is 2-2 with a 4.01 ERA in four career starts against the Giants. Pagan is 3 for 3 against him, Pablo Sandoval is 5 for 8 with a homer and Marco Scutaro is 8 for 23 with two homers.

    Sandoval is 10 for 27 with eight RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak while Scutaro is 10 for 19 over his last five games.

    Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is 11 for 33 during his seven-game hitting streak.

    Chicago pinch-hitter Steve Clevenger was injured striking out to end Saturday's game. He will undergo an MRI for a possible oblique injury.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Gameday Matchup

     San FranciscoChicago
    Current StreakW1L3
    Last 106-43-7

    Pitching Matchup

    San FranciscoChicago
    T. Lincecum
    10-14, 4.37 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/26 vs LAD
    7.0 IP, 2 ER
    Dec = ND
    E. Jackson
    8-18, 4.98 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 at STL
    2.2 IP, 6 ER
    Dec = Loss

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.San FranciscoChicago
    1. A. Pagan, CF D. DeJesus, CF
    2. M. Scutaro, 2B S. Castro, SS
    3. P. Sandoval, 3B A. Rizzo, 1B
    4. H. Pence, RF A. Soriano, LF
    5. B. Belt, 1B N. Schierholtz, RF
    6. G. Blanco, LF D. Navarro, C
    7. H. Sanchez, C L. Valbuena, 3B
    8. B. Crawford, SS A. Gonzalez, 2B
    9. T. Lincecum, P E. Jackson, P