When the ninth inning – the Giants’ bane all season – arrives, manager Bruce Bochy tries nearly every option available to him to hold a three-run lead and keep the Giants’ season alive for at least one more game. And not one of them worked as the Cubs rally to win 6-5 and take the series 3-1.
Giants starter Matt Moore confounds the Cubs for eight innings with a two-hitter. The only thing he couldn’t do was save his team from yet another bullpen collapse.
Forward Anthony Tolliver has been touted as a solid locker room presence, a label that sometimes means not much is expected on the court from a player like that, but he believes he can still be a contributor.
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The quarterback switch was made as Colin Kaepernick is mulling a contract restructure that would remove his hefty, $14.5 million injury guarantee for next year and also allow him to opt out of the contract and to test free agency in March.
Glenn Dorsey and DeForest Buckner were back at practice after missing the Cardinals game. That’s positive for a unit that must shore up a run defense that ranks 31st in the NFL. Tight end Vance McDonald returned, too.
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