Giants Vs. Cubs: Madison Bumgarner, Chris Volstad Square Off

The San Francisco Giants are looking to keep their winning streak intact on Friday as they send Madison Bumgarner to the bump to keep the good times rolling.

Bumgarner (14-8, 2.93 ERA) is 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA in his last four starts against the Cubs. He gave up four runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings of work on Saturday as part of a 7-3 loss to Atlanta. He still has an impressive 1.93 ERA in his last eight starts.

The Cubs will counter with Chris Volstad (1-9, 6.28) who broke a 24-start winless streak after allowing three hits and three walks in 6.2 innings of Sunday's 5-0 win over the Rockies. It was his first win since on July 10, 2011. Volstad is 1-2 with a 2.67 ERA in four career starts against San Francisco.

Angel Pagan will look to lock up his terrific August on a high note after posting a .393 average in his last 13 games. As for Hunter Pence, he's batted .467 with five RBIs in his last four games and is 7-18 against Volstad all-time.

First pitch is set for 11:20 a.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles.

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