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SAN FRANCISCO -- The last active pitcher to beat the San Francisco Giants in a postseason elimination game will seek to do it a second time Tuesday night when Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey takes the ball for Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Authentic Cowboys Jerseys .The Giants staved off elimination with a 6-5, 13-inning victory Monday night, the 10th consecutive time San Francisco recorded a postseason win when a loss would have meant the end of the season.San Francisco won World Series titles in 2010, 12 and 14 but failed to capture the 2002 championship when Lackey, then a rookie, started for the Anaheim Angels on their way to a 4-1 win over the Giants in Game 7.Seems like a long time ago, Lackey said before Mondays game. That has nothing to do with (Tuesday), for sure. Ive had several postseason starts, and one doesnt really affect the next one. Once you get in the game, its another game, another challenge.Lackey, an 11-game winner for the Cubs this season, will be making his 21st career postseason start, the most among active pitchers.He has faced the Giants more often in the playoffs (four times) than the regular season (three), with three of those postseason meetings coming in the 2002 World Series.Lackey is 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA against the Giants in those seven head-to-heads. However, San Francisco roughed him up for four first-inning runs the last time it saw him in the postseason, when he was pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2014 NL Championship Series.The Giants won that game 5-4 in 10 innings en route to a 4-1 series win over the Cardinals that propelled them to their third title in five years.San Francisco will counter Tuesday with left-hander Matt Moore, who had been a candidate to start Game 2 in Chicago. Giants manager Bruce Bochy opted for Jeff Samardzija, pushing Moore back to Game 4.That puts Moore in the same position staff ace Madison Bumgarner faced Monday night -- win or go on vacation.This has got to be the biggest reason why we play the game, why we start training early in November and getting ready for this month, for these series, these moments, Moore said before Mondays game. So for me, Im very excited to watch Bum pitch, and probably a little bit more excited to get going myself.Moore, acquired at the trade deadline from the Tampa Bay Rays, has never faced the Cubs. He does have postseason experience, having gone 1-1 in four games, including two starts, for the Rays.He was one of the Giants best pitchers down the stretch. San Francisco won six of his last eight starts, and Moore held the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers to a total of two runs over 15 2/3 innings in the final week of the regular season with the Giants needing every possible win to hold off St. Louis in the wild-card race.Bochy admitted before Mondays game that the plan was to split the first two in Chicago, then have Moore for the clincher at home.Youre hoping to at least get a split there ... and now youre set up pretty good here, he said. It didnt happen, and now we have to find a way to win every game. Orlando Scandrick Jersey . Team physician Dr. Steve Traina performed the surgery Friday. Robinson was injured in a spill underneath the Nuggets basket during the first quarter of Wednesday nights loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Randy Gregory Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. http:///...nathan-cooper-jersey . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. Big plays and game-changing developments have been divided sporadically throughout most of this NFL season.Not on Sunday.From the Meadowlands to Miami, from Green Bay to the Bay Area and points in between, Week 9 brought a flood of standout performances. Maybe even something to lift the TV ratings, too.Do you like big-time kick returns? The Colts Jordan Todman had one to open their win at Lambeau Field. And the Dolphins Kenyan Drake had one to finish off their victory over the Jets.It is a very rare play, Todman said. This is my sixth year in the league and it is my first return to the house. It is huge. It is very rare, but when it does happen you see the results. When things click in the right way, when all blocks are there and it is set up in the right way, you can house it.Todmans 99-yarder got things started for Indy, putting the host Packers in an early hole. Drakes 96-yarder provided the winning points for Miami.Im just a little sick after that, the rookie from Alabama said. Kind of had to run back and forth like from kickoff return, then kickoff, then punt. Just a little winded still, but hey, that win makes it a lot better I guess.The NFL might be on the way to legislating kick runbacks out of the game for safetys sake, but while they remain, they sure do thrill.So do momentum-creating defensive plays, and there were plenty of those Sunday, as well.The Giants picked off two of Carson Wentzs first three throws, and quickly they were up 14-0 on two TD passes by Eli Manning. Those plays were critical in New Yorks 28-23 victory because the Eagles eventually got into position to grab the win.On the other side, had Philly scored any points off its two interceptions -- or off Darren Sproles 66-yard punt return -- the result in New Jersey could have been different.The thing that got us was the big plays, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. Everything else other than that we felt really good about. The big plays hurt us.There were six plays of at least 30 yards in the first half alone at MetLife Stadiium. Chidobe Awuzie Jersey. The game also featured a blocked field goal and four fourth-down tries by Philadelphia, only one of them successful.The Saints Mark Ingram , who appeared headed to losing his starting job, broke a 75-yard touchdown run during his 158-yard day at the 49ers. That matchup also was highlighted by touchdown passes of 32, 47, and 65 yards. Two of those were produced by offensively challenged San Francisco.Weve got plenty more, all of which ratcheted up the excitement quotient:- Todman added a 61-yard kickoff runback.- Baltimores Chris Moore returned Javorius Allens blocked punt 14 yards for a TD in a win over Pittsburgh.- Dwight Lowery and Brandon Flowers of the Chargers each scored defensive TDs against the Titans. Lowery returned a fumble 43 yards and Flowers had a 33-yard interception return for a score.Nothing tops what went on at the only overtime game of the day, though. In Detroits 22-16 victory at Minnesota, Tyrunn Walker blocked Blair Walshs 46-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter. Then Matt Prater nailed a 58-yarder -- 58 yards! -- as regulation time expired. Not that Prater was new to such achievements: it was the second-longest tying field goal in the final minute of the fourth quarter in NFL history, behind Praters 59-yader in 2011 with Denver against Chicago.Im confident, Prater said. More than likely Im not worried about missing it short. ... I expect to make every kick. I dont overanalyze it or think too much. I just kick it and hope it goes straight.It did. But wait, theres more.Golden Tate took a pass along the left sideline, shook off two attempted tackles by the Vikings vaunted defense, then vaulted into the end zone to win it.At that point, I think God took over and pushed me into the end zone, Tate said. But the jumping part was definitely me.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL 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 ' ' '