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Cain Gets 1000th K; Cubs Get Walk-Off Win

By Melissa Felkins

Unlike the first two games with the Cubs this week, the last two were more in the Giants fashion. You know what I mean, 1 run games, extra innings, a severely struggling offense. Unfortunately, like Wednesday, the Giants were on the wrong end of the stick. The Cubs played the Giants game and beat them. Twice.

Despite getting a single run in the 2nd inning and looking like it was all we needed, the Cubs Aramis Ramirez popped a homer in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game. If he wasn’t on my fantasy team and help me get +2 points last night, I’d add him to the list of players I hate. At least it was only one run, so the Giants had the chance to redeem themselves in extra innings. And they did finally in the top of the 13th on a Pablo Sandoval homerun. Just when the Giants were ready to pack it up, with 2 outs and no one on base, the Cubs get a double. Then a single and the game is tied. Intentional walk to the guy with a .314 batting average. Pinch hitter. 3 run home run. *sigh* I guess the Cubs were ready to go home.

The Giants managed 5 hits in 13 innings of baseball and somehow surprisingly stayed in it until the end.

On a plus note, Matt Cain reached his 1000th strike out yesterday, so congrats to him!