If the Giants, Cubs and Astros finish in a threeway tie, they would be seeded 1-2-3 based on head-to-head play. So that would make the Giants the No. 1 seed. It would be their choice whether to play one game or two. If they choose to play once:
Cubs (No. 2 seed) play Astros (No. 3) -- in Chicago.
The winner hosts the Giants the next day.
If the Giants choose to play two games (unlikely):
They play the Astros in San Francisco.
If they win, they play the Cubs the next day in San Francisco.
If they lose, the Astros and Cubs play in Houston.
If the Giants finish in a two-way tie with anybody, the game will be played in San Francisco.
If the Cubs and Astros tie for the wild card, they would play in Houston.
If the Giants, Dodgers, Cubs and Astros finish with the same record, the Giants and Dodgers will play for the West. The loser then goes into the same three-way tiebreaker format to decide the wild card.
Mohr injured his left knee when he tripped over the mound in the
Giants' bullpen in foul territory down the right field line just as
he caught Mark Loretta's fly ball, which allowed Kerry Robinson to
score the winning run with one out."A lot of people were yelling at him not to catch the ball,"
reliever Wayne Franklin said. "That's just pouring salt in an open
wound."Mohr remained on the ground for several minutes after being
hurt. His knee was X-rayed at the stadium and Padres doctors believe he injured the patella tendon and anterior cruciate ligament. He was not hospitalized and will be evaluated Thursday to determine the extend of the injury."You hate for the game to end that way," Padres manager Bruce
Bochy said.The Padres didn't have a hit in their winning rally, which was
aided by two Giants' errors.The Giants and Chicago Cubs were tied for the wild-card lead
going into Wednesday's games but they both lost, allowing Houston
to take the lead by a half game after beating St. Louis.The Padres are 2½ games back.San Francisco remained three games behind Los Angeles in the NL
West. After playing the Padres on Thursday night, the Giants head
to Los Angeles for a season-ending, three-game series."We knew we had to win today," Giants manager Felipe Alou
said. "The next step is to win tomorrow. We know we have to win
out, but we can't panic."The Padres started the winning rally off Dustin Hermanson (6-8)
when Ramon Hernandez reached on third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo's
throwing error. Freddy Guzman pinch-ran for Hernandez, and took
third when catcher Yorvit Torrealba bounced a throw past first
baseman Pedro Feliz for an error on Kerry Robinson's sacrifice.
Ramon Vazquez was intentionally walked to load the bases.With the infield playing in, Guzman was forced at home on Jay
Payton's grounder to second. That brought up Loretta.Trevor Hoffman (3-3) pitched two perfect innings for the win. It
was the first time he pitched two innings since Sept. 12, 2002.The Padres wasted two great scoring chances in the seventh and
eighth innings. They stranded runners on first and second in the
eighth, and left the bases loaded in the seventh.Giants rookie left-hander Noah Lowry did not get a decision and
remained undefeated in 14 big league starts. Lowry, trying to win
his seventh straight decision, allowed Hernandez's two-run homer to
straightaway center field with one out in the sixth to tie the game
at 3."It's not over yet," Bochy said. "We're going on hope here.
We're trying to win ballgames and see what happens. The guys
haven't given up."Rich Aurilia homered leading off the fourth, his second. Aurilia
singled ahead of Hernandez's homer, which was his 18th.Lowry allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out
four and walked three.David Wells pitched well in his final home start of the season
for his hometown Padres. He went eight innings, allowing three runs
on seven hits, striking out four and walking one. He held Barry
Bonds to an 0-for-3 night, with one walk.The Giants took a 2-0 lead in the first on Feliz's broken-bat,
bloop double down the right-field line. Wells allowed Alfonzo's
single with two outs and walked Barry Bonds to bring up Feliz.After Aurilia's homer pulled the Padres to 2-1, the Giants
scored again on Deivi Cruz's RBI single in the fifth.
Hernandez has three straight multi-hit games, with homers
in two straight games. ... Giants 2B Ray Durham came out of the
game in the bottom of the eighth with what the team believes is a
right quad strain. ... Wells gestured in disbelief after plate
umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called a ball on a 3-1 curveball to Bonds
in the eighth. Bonds grounded out to first base. ... Giants closer
Dustin Hermanson said the appeal of his three-game suspension won't
be heard until after the regular season. He received the suspension
on Tuesday for intentionally hitting Houston's Jeff Kent with a
pitch last week.