|San Francisco (86-67) «||1||9||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||13||19||0|
|Chi. Cubs (69-83)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
CHICAGO -- A pregame hitters' meeting seemed to help shake the San Francisco Giants out of their recent slumber.
A stiff wind blowing out of Wrigley Field didn't hurt, either.
"He is a guy who can do a lot of damage," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's knocked in a lot of runs for us this year. It's nice having a shortstop who can do that. We needed a big game from somebody and we got it from him tonight."
San Francisco moved a half-game ahead of the San Diego Padres, who lost 3-1 at Los Angeles. The Giants have the same record as idle Atlanta, which leads the wild-card race.
"We're better than this and it's going to take everybody to focus out there," Bochy said he told his players. "Trust the guy behind you. We've had a few guys trying to do too much out there. Just try to get a quality at-bat and keep things moving."
The Giants responded with 19 hits and four home runs.
San Francisco pitchers, meanwhile, kept doing a solid job. They have gone 17 consecutive games giving up three or fewer runs, the longest streak since the Chicago White Sox set the record with 20 in a row in 1917, the Elias Sports Bureau said.
Madison Bumgarner (6-6) scattered seven hits over seven innings and struck out a career-high nine.
"I feel like I was keeping the ball down a lot better today than I was the last few games," he said. "I'm trying to keep the same approach each time I go out there. I feel good about going out there and giving us a chance to win."
"He [Dempster] didn't look comfortable to me from the get-go," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "He'll be fine next outing.
"You certainly have to put this one behind you. This is a turn-the-page game for me," he said.
The Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the first, but scored only once as Buster Posey hit into a double play that drove in a run. But San Francisco broke loose the next inning, highlighted by Uribe's 21st and 22nd home runs.
Uribe's two-run shot off Dempster cleared the left-field wall and landed on Waveland Avenue for a 3-0 lead. He later hit his fifth career slam, a drive off Diamond into the left-field seats.
In between Uribe's home runs, the Giants opened a 6-0 lead on RBI singles from Freddy Sanchez and Posey.
Pablo Sandoval's RBI single in eighth completed the rout.
|Before these two home runs, Juan Uribe managed just two hits in his previous 21 at-bats for San Francisco. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Mike Fontenot, 3B-SS||6||2||2||0||0||0||4||.286|
|Freddy Sanchez, 2B||5||1||4||1||0||0||0||.296|
|Emmanuel Burriss, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.400|
|Aubrey Huff, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||1||3||.287|
|Travis Ishikawa, 1B||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.260|
|Buster Posey, C||4||2||2||2||0||0||1||.323|
|Eli Whiteside, C||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.238|
|Pat Burrell, LF||3||1||0||0||1||1||2||.246|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.227|
|Jose Guillen, RF||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Nate Schierholtz, RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.247|
|Juan Uribe, SS||4||2||2||6||0||0||1||.249|
|a- Pablo Sandoval, PH-3B||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.264|
|Cody Ross, CF-LF||5||1||3||1||0||1||1||.263|
|Guillermo Mota, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Dan Runzler, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Madison Bumgarner, P||4||1||2||0||0||1||2||.184|
|b- Eugenio Velez, PH-LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.173|
|a-singled for Uribe in the 8th|
|b-grounded out for Bumgarner in the 8th|
|2B - Mike Fontenot (13, Dempster), Freddy Sanchez (20, Diamond)|
|HR - Buster Posey (16, Diamond), Juan Uribe 2 (22, Dempster, Diamond), Cody Ross (12, Mateo)|
|RBI - Freddy Sanchez (42), Buster Posey 2 (64), Juan Uribe 6 (83), Pablo Sandoval (61), Cody Ross (61)|
|2-OUT RBI - Buster Posey 2 (23), Juan Uribe 4 (28), Cody Ross (27)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Madison Bumgarner (W,6-6)||7||7||0||0||1||9||0||3.06|
|WP - Madison Bumgarner (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 103-73, Guillermo Mota 10-6, Dan Runzler 15-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 6-5|
|Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 28, Guillermo Mota 3, Dan Runzler 3|
|Darwin Barney, 2B||3||0||1||0||1||1||2||.258|
|Starlin Castro, SS||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||.306|
|Marlon Byrd, CF||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.292|
|Sam Fuld, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.182|
|Aramis Ramirez, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.239|
|Bobby Scales, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.167|
|Xavier Nady, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||.258|
|James Russell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Justin Berg, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sean Marshall, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Welington Castillo, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.333|
|Alfonso Soriano, LF||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||.257|
|Kosuke Fukudome, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.272|
|Marcos Mateo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Micah Hoffpauir, 1B||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.162|
|Koyie Hill, C||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.223|
|Ryan Dempster, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.143|
|Thomas Diamond, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Brad Snyder, RF||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.125|
|a-struck out for Marshall in the 9th|
|2B - Alfonso Soriano 2 (38, Bumgarner, Bumgarner)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Ramirez-Barney-Nady, Nady-Castro-Diamond, Barney-Nady|
|Ryan Dempster (L,14-11)||1.2||7||9||9||2||2||1||3.87|
|HBP - Guillen (by Ryan Dempster), Guillen (by Ryan Dempster)|
|WP - Ryan Dempster (6)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Dempster 53-30, Thomas Diamond 69-43, Marcos Mateo 22-13, James Russell 10-5, Justin Berg 22-14, Sean Marshall 9-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Dempster 1-1, Thomas Diamond 1-4, Marcos Mateo 3-0, James Russell 1-2, Justin Berg 3-0, Sean Marshall 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Ryan Dempster 15, Thomas Diamond 16, Marcos Mateo 5, James Russell 3, Justin Berg 6, Sean Marshall 3|
|Attendance - 34481|
|Game Time - 2:48|
|Temperature - 85|
|Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Mike Winters|