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SAN FRANCISCO -- For his second start in the majors, Ty Blachs task was pretty simple: Beat Clayton Kershaw, boost San Franciscos playoff chances.Easy.The rookie left-hander outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants held onto their lead for the last NL wild-card spot going into the final day of the regular season, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 Saturday.Anytime you get the chance to go out there in a playoff race and give your team a chance, its a lot of fun, the 25-year-old Blach said. I appreciated the opportunity and tried to make the most of it.The Giants stayed one game ahead of St. Louis for the second NL wild-card slot. The Cardinals beat visiting Pittsburgh 4-3 earlier in the day.Matt Moore will start for the Giants on Sunday, and a win -- or St. Louis loss -- puts them in the playoffs. The New York Mets will host the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.Were not getting too giddy here, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. We have work to do.Blach (1-0) earned his first big league victory, pitching eight innings of three-hit ball. He struck out six and walked one, and also got his first two hits.This was the fourth game in the majors for Blach since he made his major league debut in September.Thats one of the best pitching performances Ive seen, with this kid having a month in the major leagues, the stage he was on, whats at stake, who he was going against, Bochy said. He just had great focus and great command. This kid was locked in. Its hard to go pitch a better game than he did today.Sergio Romo pitched a hitless ninth for his fourth save.Kershaw (12-4) gave up three runs, two of them unearned, in seven innings. Angel Pagan homered in the fifth to break a scoreless tie.Kershaw is already set to pitch the opener in the best-of-five Division Series against Washington. The Dodgers loss gave the Nationals home-field advantage in that matchup.Were on a little bit of a slide here, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said following his clubs fourth loss in five games. Today wasnt a good day for the quality of at-bats. Some with the lack of familiarity (with Blach), but even with that I think we gave away a lot of at-bats.The Dodgers-Giants result was posted on the videoboard at Nationals Park in the seventh inning while Washington played Miami. It was announced that the Nationals had clinched the home field, and the crowd responded with a standing ovation.One day after gaining national attention for body-slamming a fan who had run onto the field, Pagan hit a 1-1 pitch from Kershaw into the left-field stands. It was Pagans 12th home run of the season and his first off Kershaw in 68 career at-bats.The Dodgers were limited to three singles and got only one runner to second base.Blach got Joc Pederson to ground into an inning-ending double play in the second after the Dodgers put two on, struck out the side looking in the third and retired 11 straight during one stretch.No matter how big the stage is, you have to go out and do the same thing as a pitcher, Blach said. I felt pretty good. We were able to get rolling in the first inning and after the second, with a couple guys on, was able to bounce back and just get into cruise mode from there and execute pitches.Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner also committed a throwing error in the seventh when the Giants scored a pair of unearned runs off Kershaw.Kershaw retired 12 of the first 13 before Pagans one-out homer leading off the fifth.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: Eduardo Nunez ran on a treadmill but is all but certain to sit out the regular season finale and likely the wild card round of the playoffs. The team is optimistic that the veteran infielder can return if San Francisco gets deeper into the postseason.UP NEXTDodgers: Kenta Maeda (16-10) pitches the finale at AT&T Park on Sunday. The right-hander is unbeaten in three career starts against San Francisco.Giants: Moore (12-12) faces the Dodgers after matching his career-high of 11 strikeouts against Colorado in his previous start. 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Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. MILWAUKEE -- The Cleveland Cavaliers will see a familiar face Tuesday when they try to extend their four-game winning streak against the Bucks in Milwaukee.Matthew Dellavedova spent his first three NBA seasons in a Cavaliers uniform and was a key backup on last years team, which rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the finals to win the franchises first championship.Im looking forward to catching up with them and seeing them, Dellavedova told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obviously you develop strong relationships and friendships with not only the players, but the coaches and training staff.The 26-year-old signed a $38 million offer sheet from Milwaukee during the off-season and has since moved into a starting role with the Bucks, who coveted his ability to both shoot and defend the 3-pointer.The move has paid off thus far; Dellavedova is averaging 7.9 points per game and shooting 34 percent from distance.It will be a little bit funny playing against them for the first time, Dellavedova said. But I should know their tendencies pretty well.Cleveland comes to Milwaukee on a roll, extending their winning streak to four games after a 112-108 victory over the 76ers on Sunday.The victory came despite a slow start. The Cavaliers missed their first 14 shots and trailed by as many as 14 before closing the first half on a 9-2 run to cut the deficit to six. They outscored Philadelphia 35-27 in the final quarter to pull away for their Eastern Conference-leading 13th victory of the season.Whenn you have great players, it can come from any of us at any given moment, Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving said.dddddddddddd When one of us gets it going, we always continue to go to that person. It can be anybodys night. Were always trusting each other. That fourth quarter was just for me to be aggressive.The defending NBA champs have won five of their last six contests against the Bucks, including three of the last four in Milwaukee.Theyve shot 49 percent during that six-game stretch, averaging 109 points and a margin of victory of 12.2 points per game.The Bucks beat Orlando 104-96 Sunday, their second victory over the Magic in the last week, but are 3-6 in their last nine games overall.We knew wed have to play better than we did against them at home, Dellavedova said. The bench came in and did a great job. Hook (John Henson) was great on both ends.The two teams will meet three times before the years end, including a back-to-back set Dec. 20 and 21 in Milwaukee and Cleveland, respectively.Its going to be a tough game, said Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Weve been playing all these good teams and weve been close in every game.Were right there; weve just got to open the door.The Cavaliers are expected to be without Channing Frye, whose father passed away on Thanksgiving. Iman Schumpert is considered questionable with a strained left ankle. ' ' '