The Cubs head west to San Francisco for a three game series that starts with Jake Arreita taking on Jake Peavy. Dexter Fowler would lead off with a line drive single to left. Peavy would then walk Heyward. Two men on, Kris Bryant sends a ground ball to third allowing Matt Duffy to force out Dexter. Rizzo and Zobrist would fly out to end the inning with no runs. Denard Span would send a fly ball about to right that would be chased down by Heyward who would make an amazing catch diving into the wall but he wouldn’t get up. When he finally gets to his feet, the baseball crowd that are Giants fans give him an ovation, we all hope everything’s ok. The injury delay would take Arrieta a little off his game walking Joe Panik. Duffy would fly out and Posey would send a grounder back to The Great One ending the first.
Top two is lead off with a single by Soler then another by Montero. Baez would try a suprise bunt to get on but is caught on a close play would be challenged but would be upheld as a sac bunt. Arreita would help his own cause with a line drive to Center scoring Soler. Peavy would walk Fowler to load the bases. Tommy La Stella sends a line drive off the wall directly back to Hunter Pence, Montero would score but Jake would get caught up and tagged out at third for the second out with Fowler on third. But that’s okay because Kris Bryant would send a 3 run homer to left! Rizzo would single with the shift on and that would be all for Peavy. Derrick Law replaces him to end the inning and hold the Cubs in the third. Cubs up by 5.
Jake the Great would have an easy 2cd but would give up a lead off single to Angel Pagan to lead off the third who then steals second and scores the Giants first run on Joe Panik’s single to right. Matt Duffy would do the same pushing Panik to third. Buster Posey would send a long fly to left but just low enough for Soler to catch it on the wall to end the inning.
Albert Suarez would come into the fourth, he’d put Fowler on by hitting him but that would be all the action. The Great One would breeze through the bottom half. Suarez would do the same in the top half of the fifth and sixth.
In the bottom of the 5th with one out, Pagan would reach on a single to third and steal second base again but Jake gets out of the inning. Then grabs a 1-2-3 inning in the 6th. Illinois native, from the Palos area, George Kontos comes into the 7th for a 1-2-3 inning for the books. Jake would put a runner on but get out of the 7th.
Kontos remains in the eighth gets the first batter out but gives up a monster home run to Ben Zobrist into McCovey Cove. Then Soler would send one to left, back to back home runs in the eighth. But would get out of the inning. Cubs up 7-1.
Travis Wood in for the bottom of the eighth gives up a double but no runs to the opposition. Cory Gearrin enters the top of the ninth against Addison Russell striking he and the next batter out but David Ross comes into the doubling off the wall in right. Bryant hits a chopper up the middle scoring Ross. Gearrin would exit for number 49 Javier Lopez, who would end the inning but the Cubs add one more to make it 8-1. Clayton Richard comes in the bottom half of the ninth to bring an end to the Giants 8 game win streak. Go Cubs Go!!!