ChiCub 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
SF 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 3 8 0
Date of game: 6/4/2012

Recap: San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs

San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Vogelsong tossed seven solid innings and the San Francisco Giants snuck past the road-weary Chicago Cubs, 3-2, to complete a four-game sweep.

Vogelsong (4-2) gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out three for the Giants, who went 6-1 on a seven-game homestand.

"I felt like that was definitely the best all-around stuff I had," Vogelsong said. "It's kind of surprising I let up that many hits, but that was probably the best I've felt stuff-wise this season."

The key to their success on the homestand was solid starting pitching. Giants starters have now gone seven consecutive games tossing seven or more innings while allowing two runs or fewer. The only other time since 1958 they've done so for at least seven such starts was between July 1-10, 1988 (nine games).

Brandon Crawford had two RBI for the Giants, who earned their first four-game sweep over the Cubs since June 17-20, 1999, at Candlestick Park. In addition, Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 to extend his home hitting streak to 28 games, the longest home hitting streak in Giants franchise history (since 1900).

Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs on seven hits over five frames for the Cubs, who have dropped 11 in a row on the road. Chicago last lost more than 10 straight road games in a single year during an 11-game drought from June 18-29, 1954.

Carlos Marmol (0-2) gave up one run on one hit while walking two in the seventh inning to take the loss.

Marmol entered with the game tied at two. Buster Posey walked, Pagan reached base on an infield single and Brandon Belt walked to load the bases with no outs. Joaquin Arias then grounded into a double play, but the go-ahead run crossed the plate. James Russell came in from the bullpen and got Crawford swinging to keep it 3-2.

Jeremy Affeldt tossed two perfect innings for his first save of the season.

The Cubs put two runs on the board in the second. Bryan LaHair and Darwin Barney singled to put men on the corners with two outs. Steve Clevenger and Samardzija followed with back-to-back RBI singles to make it 2-0.

San Francisco managed to get one run back in the bottom of the frame. Belt and Arias started the inning with consecutive singles and Crawford knocked in Belt with a double to right. The home team went on to load the bases with one out, but Samardzija retired Ryan Theriot and Melky Cabrera to limit the damage.

The Giants were able to tie the game in the fifth, thanks to a mental error from Starlin Castro. Posey walked, Pagan singled and Belt walked to load the bases with no outs. After Arias lined out, Crawford hit a grounder to second baseman Barney. The second baseman flipped the ball to Castro, who was covering second, in hopes of starting a double play. Instead of throwing to first, Castro started to jog off the field thinking the inning was over. The tying run scored on the play.

"It's very embarrassing," Castro said. "I apologized to my team and everybody. That kind of thing is not supposed to happen."

Game Notes

Chicago has not won in an opponent's ballpark since defeating St. Louis, 6-4, on May 14...In 15 lifetime meetings with the Cubs, Vogelsong is 4-5...The Cubs head to Milwaukee on Tuesday to start a three-game set, while the Giants go to San Diego for a three-game series starting Tuesday.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Report: Raiders to cut Pryor if they can't trade him

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Brewers, Pirates benches empty after Gomez triple

Benches cleared and punches were thrown in Sunday's game between the Brewers and Pirates at PNC Park after Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez tripled off Gerrit Cole in the third inning.

Raptors GM Ujiri apologizes for expletive

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made disparaging remarks towards the Brooklyn Nets during a fan rally outside the Air Canada Centre prior to Saturday's Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Blackhawks' Seabrook suspended 3 games

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended three games for his hit on St. Louis Blues captain David Backes late in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.