Giants Top Cubs On Joe Panik’s Walk-Off Double, Again Show Survival Specialty

The San Francisco Giants don’t know how to quit in October.

The Giants defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Monday night in Game 3 of their National League Division Series, as Joe Panik drove Brandon Crawford home for the winning run in the 13th inning, giving San Francisco the win it needed to extend its season by at least one more game.

“Somehow we always just find a way with our backs up against the wall,” Panik said, according to The Associated Press. “It’s always somebody.”

San Francisco won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and is looking to keep its streak of even-number-year triumphs alive.

The victory was the Giants’ 10th consecutive win in postseason elimination games. They overturned a two-game deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds in their 2012 NLDS and beat the St. Louis Cardinals in that year’s National League Championship Series after falling into a 3-1 hole.

The Giants will host the Cubs on Tuesday night at AT&T Park in Game 4. Chicago has a 2-1 lead in the NLDS.

Thumbnail photo via John Hefti/USA TODAY Sports Images

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