San Francisco Giants 2, Chicago Cubs 1: Dead-ball era brought back to life
The San Francisco Giants turned back the clock to 1912 on Saturday, figuratively and literally.
The Giants and Cubs broke out the 1912 uniforms to commemorate the four-year anniversary of the Cubs’ last World Series (which they shouldn’t have actually won … see Fred Merkle).
Then the Giants won a game in dead-ball fashion, scoring both runs with the benefit of an RBI hit.
The Giants loaded the bases in the sixth on singles by Ryan Theriot, Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan. Then scored on a walk by Aubrey Huff and an infield forceout by Joaquin Arias.
The rest of the work was done by Matt Cain.
Cain had a rough moment in the fourth, giving up a two-out solo home run to David DeJesus followed by a double to Alfonso Soriano.
In his other seven innings of work, he limited the Cubs to three hits and two walks in eight innings, throwing 117 pitches.
Three of the Giants’ six hits came in that sixth inning. Cain had one of the remaining three hits. The walk to Huff was the Giants’ lone walk in the game.
Giants pitching have shutout the Cubs so far this series when they’ve kept the ball in the yard.
The Giants hope to break out offensively when Barry Zito faces Travis Wood at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. The game will be carried live on WGN.