San Francisco 5, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 1, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Toby Basner, Third Base - David Rackley,
Attendance - 32477

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0
Chi. Cubs 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 75-58 37-28 38-30 W1
Chi. Cubs 51-81 34-33 17-48 L1

Recap


Giants 5, Cubs 2:
Xavier Nady drove in three runs in his San Francisco debut and Tim Lincecum looked more like himself over 6 1/3 solid innings as the visiting Giants evened their series with Chicago at a game apiece. 

The Giants have won 11 of their last 15 overall and 18 of 24 on the road. They lead the National League West by 4 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who posted a 2-1 triumph over Arizona on Saturday. 

San Francisco got the early jump on Cubs starter Justin Germano (2-5), scoring four runs in the first inning and adding another in the second. After Hector Sanchez was hit with a pitch to force home the game's first run, Nady ripped a double into the left-field corner to clear the bases and make it 4-0. Marco Scutaro's sacrifice fly capped San Francisco's scoring. 

That was enough support for Lincecum (8-14) and the bullpen. Lincecum allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven. Sergio Romo worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save. 

David DeJesus hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who have lost 23 of their last 31 games. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Giants OF Angel Pagan hit his 10th triple of the season. He needs two more to tie the club record held by Willie Mays and Steve Finley. … Lincecum had lost three of his previous four starts and had not made it through six innings in any of his last three outings. … Nady, a September call-up for the Giants, recorded his first multi-RBI game in the majors since July 27, 2011. … San Francisco's Joaquin Arias, whose nine-game hitting streak ended when he was retired in his only at-bat as a pinch hitter, took fly balls during batting practice. He may get some work in the outfield down the stretch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Chi. Cubs
Tim Lincecum Player Justin Germano
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 2
4 Hits 6
2.84 ERA 9.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Chi. Cubs
Buster Posey Player Anthony Rizzo
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 8 0 13 .235 17 6 5 4 0 0
Chi. Cubs 5 1 9 .179 7 9 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Cubs have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .388 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Giants have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .593 after a loss.