Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval and Angel Pagan each drove in a
pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 come-from-behind
decision over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a four-game series from
Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in his first major league start
for San Francisco, which rallied from a 5-0 deficit after three innings to
register a fourth straight victory.
Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) rebounded from a shaky showing early on to notch his
first win of 2013, while Sergio Romo earned his MLB-leading sixth save by
protecting the Giants' one-run lead in the ninth.
Vogelsong surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits in six innings
of work, but struck out five batters and held the Cubs scoreless over his
final three frames.
Cubs starter Scott Feldman (0-2) took the loss after permitting six runs --
though just two were earned due to an error by Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro
that opened the floodgates in a four-run top of the fourth -- in 4 1/3
Anthony Rizzo had a two-run homer and Brent Lillibridge added a two-RBI single
in the loss, Chicago's fifth in six games, while ex-Giant Nate Schierholtz
finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored against his former team.
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