SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield.
Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off Steve Cishek (2-1), who entered with one out in the 10th and immediately gave up Hunter Pence’s triple before working out of trouble.
Ty Blach (6-5) pitched a 1-2-3 11th for the win.
The Giants came through an inning after missing a big chance with Pence on third. Pinch-hitter Chase d’Arnaud struck out with the Cubs playing with five infielders, making him 0 for 16 in his last nine games. Then Steven Duggar also struck out.
Ben Zobrist hit a two-out double in the ninth off Will Smith but David Bote then grounded …read more