It took nearly three days, but the Chicago Cubs finally got the win. And this one is official.
The San Francisco Giants (65-59) held the Cubs hitless in the resumed portion of the game, but Anthony Rizzo‘s two-run blast on Tuesday was good enough to give them the 2-1 victory.
Tsuyoshi Wada (3-1, 2.75) pitched five innings before the “Wrigley tarp massacre”, qualifying for the victory. The Cubs (55-70) were outhit 11-3 in the game, but made the ones they got count.
Ryan Vogelsong (7-9, 3.73) only made it through the fourth before the rain hit on Tuesday, but was down 2-0 and took the loss.
The Giants broke in to the run column on Jacob Turner in the sixth, as Adam Duvall doubled, just missing a home run to left field. Pinch-hitter Joe Panik then singled to score Duvall trimming the lead to one.
Pedro Strop pitched a perfect eight inning, keeping the Giants hitters off-balance with several quick pitches.
In the ninth, the Giants made it interesting off Cubs closer Hector Rondon. Panik singled, followed by a Brandon Crawford single just off the glove of Luis Valbuena. After striking out Gregor Blanco, former Cubs Angel Pagan hit a ball hard up the middle. Rondon got a glove on it, located it and tossed to Rizzo to end the game.
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