What a game. The Giants came in clutch and then remembered they were the Giants. Matt Cain got the run support he was looking for - and, surprise surprise, he has a bad game. Then, in the ninth inning, they got hit after hit and thanks to Andres Torres, came out with the win.
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Andres Torres hit a long pinch-hit single to the warning track with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Giants another dramatic win, 8-7, to conclude a four-game series against the Cubs.
San Francisco had a 7-3 lead as late as the seventh, but needed to rally back off Andrew Cashner (1-5) in the ninth. Aaron Rowand beat out an infield single to start the inning and eventually scored the winning run after a pair of walks filled the bases. Torres lofted a long fly ball over the head of Marlon Byrd in center to cap the uprising as the Giants took three of four in the series.
All three wins can be credited in large part to a red-hot Pat Burrell, who hit two homers, including a grand slam, to end with five RBI in the finale. Pablo Sandoval also homered, had two hits and scored twice. Brian Wilson(3-1) hurled a scoreless top of the ninth to grab the win.