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The San Francisco Giants took on the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale stadium today. In a game dominated by pitching, the Cubs just edged out the Giants as 3-2 winners. With the lose, the Giants Cactus League record sits at 7-5 whilst the Cubs improve to 6-6.
Once more, the San Francisco Giants rotation continued to dominate. This time, Matt Cain, projected to be the number two starter, was sent to the mound, and threw five perfect innings with seven strikeouts in his start. Minus Ryan Vogelsong, the rotation is now 22 innings pitched, no runs allowed. Jose De Paula and George Kontos also added scoreless innings.
Pablo Sandoval drove in Michael Morse and Hunter Pence on a single to give the Giants a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. The Cubs didn’t hit back until the top of the sixth, when Emilio Bonifacio singled off relief pitcher David Huff to score Ryan Roberts. For the first time in the game, in the eight, the Cubs took the lead. Scoring two runs, on three hits off Jeremy Affeldt. That was all that the Cubs needed to sneak past the Giants in the end.