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San Francisco at Chicago

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    Chi. Cubs2

    Giants 3, Cubs 2

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    MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Surkamp made another pitch to become part of San Francisco's rotation.

    A long shot to claim a spot, Surkamp threw four effective innings as the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.

    Surkamp went 2-2 in six starts for San Francisco as a rookie last season. He gave up one run and four hits, striking out four.

    "I'm happy with how I did," said Surkamp, nicked only by Anthony Rizzo's home run. "My arm speed is coming back a little bit. I ran into a little dead arm early in spring training. But I'm starting to feel better."

    Surkamp's chances to make the rotation rest on whether the Giants start somebody on the disabled list.

    "Eric threw well," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It seems like he's developing more and more confidence each time he gets out there."

    For the Cubs, Matt Garza chopped into his sky-high spring ERA by allowing two runs and three hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out three.

    "I pulled out all my stuff today," said Garza, hoping to be the opening day starter for the Cubs. "That makes it a lot easier when I need a weapon besides a fastball and a changeup."

    "I'm happy we made progress but I'm still not done," he said. "I've done this the last seven years. Six actually - it took one year to figure it out. I getting my ready at my pace. I know my body."

    Garza carried a 16.20 ERA into the game. He sailed through the first three innings before giving up two runs in the fourth.

    "When April 5th comes, I'll be ready to go. It's one step at a time to get everything right, get everything in sync. The hardest thing about this game is getting back into the rhythm," he said.

    Rizzo's homer was his second of the spring. Catcher Blake Lalli, a non-roster invitee, also hit a solo homer for the Cubs.

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum has been preaching aggressive baserunning. But in this game, the approach backfired in the ninth inning.

    With the Cubs trailing 3-2, Joe Mather singled but was then thrown out trying to go form first to third on Brett Jackson's sacrifice bunt.

    For the Giants, Buster Posey went 1 for 2. He is scheduled to serve as the DH in a minor league game, then take a few days off, Bochy said.

    The Cubs will play a split-squad set Saturday, with one game against the Athletics at Phoenix and the other being the first of two against the Texas Rangers in Las Vegas.

    "It breaks up spring training," Sveum said of the Vegas trip. "I don't know if it's a reward. You're still playing. You don't get to enjoy Vegas, though I'm sure somebody will."

    NOTES: The game drew a packed crowd of 13,245...The Cubs picked up RHP Frankie de la Cruz off waivers from Milwaukee. ... Sveum likes what he sees from pitcher Lendy Castillo, a right-hander obtained in the Rule 5 draft. "He's obviously doing well," Sveum said of Castillo, who has given up one run in five innings. "He's been able to throw strikes, his stuff is there. His poise on the mound. ... and his athleticism and competitiveness has been far and above the Rule 5 guys I've been around."

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Gregor Blanco, CF3000010 .438
        Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
        Brett Pill, 1B1000011 .294
    Melky Cabrera, LF-CF2100110 .406
        Eli Whiteside, C1000011 .294
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B3110000 .233
        Tyler Graham, CF1000000 .077
    Buster Posey, C2010101 .182
        Juan Perez, LF-RF1000011 .429
    Aubrey Huff, 1B3011002 .286
        Clay Hensley, P0000000 .000
        Joaquin Arias, SS1010000 .200
    Nate Schierholtz, RF3000012 .259
        Justin Christian, LF1000001 .294
    Ryan Theriot, SS3000012 .192
        Nick Noonan, 2B1000001 .143
    Mike Fontenot, 2B3000010 .333
        Justin Fitzgerald, P0000000 .000
        Ramon Ortiz, P0000000 .000
       a- Chris Dominguez, PH1000011 .200
        Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
    Eric Surkamp, P1000000 .000
       b- Emmanuel Burriss, PH-LF^3B2120000 .423
    Totals3336129  
    a-struck out for Ortiz in the 9th
    b-doubled for Surkamp in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Emmanuel Burriss (5, Dolis)
    RBI - Aubrey Huff (3)
    SB - Emmanuel Burriss (4, 2nd base off L. Castillo/Lalli)
    CS - Emmanuel Burriss (2, 3rd base by Dolis/Clevenger)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Whiteside-Burriss
    E - Brett Pill (1, Misplayed grounder), Ryan Theriot (1, Misplayed grounder)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Eric Surkamp (W,2-1) 4411141 4.76
    Jeremy Affeldt (H,2) 1000010 1.50
    Clay Hensley (H,3) 1100010 2.25
    Justin Fitzgerald (H,3) 1000010 9.82
    Ramon Ortiz (H,2) 1111011 1.50
    Dan Otero (S,3) 1100000 1.80
    Pitches-Strikes - Eric Surkamp 29-25, Jeremy Affeldt 5-5, Clay Hensley 6-5, Justin Fitzgerald 6-6, Ramon Ortiz 9-8, Dan Otero 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Surkamp 3-5, Jeremy Affeldt 1-1, Clay Hensley 1-0, Justin Fitzgerald 2-1, Ramon Ortiz 1-1, Dan Otero 2-0
    Batters Faced - Eric Surkamp 17, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Clay Hensley 3, Justin Fitzgerald 4, Ramon Ortiz 4, Dan Otero 3
    Chicago Cubs
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    David DeJesus, RF3010010 .190
        Jim Adduci, RF1000010 .300
    Marlon Byrd, CF3010010 .333
        Chris Rusin, P0000000 .000
        Blake Lalli, C1111000 .400
    Starlin Castro, SS3000002 .300
        Junior Lake, SS1000000 .154
    Anthony Rizzo, 1B3121010 .400
        Edgar Gonzalez, 1B1000000 .250
    Joe Mather, 3B4010010 .409
    Steve Clevenger, C3010010 .375
        Lendy Castillo, P0000000 .000
        Trever Miller, P0000000 .000
       a- Brett Jackson, PH0000000 .353
    Dave Sappelt, LF1000100 .176
        Tony Campana, LF2000000 .000
    Adrian Cardenas, 2B3000002 .150
    Matt Garza, P1000010 .000
        Rafael Dolis, P0000000 .000
       b- Matt Szczur, PH-CF2000011 .231
    Totals3227218  
    a-hit a sacrifice bunt for Miller in the 9th
    b-grounded out for Dolis in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Steve Clevenger (1, Surkamp)
    HR - Blake Lalli (2, Ortiz), Anthony Rizzo (2, Surkamp)
    SH - Brett Jackson (1)
    RBI - Blake Lalli (3), Anthony Rizzo (5)
    CS - Starlin Castro (1, 3rd base by Hensley/Whiteside), Anthony Rizzo (1, 3rd base by Hensley/Whiteside)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    E - Lendy Castillo (1, Throwing), Steve Clevenger (1, Throwing)
    Chicago Cubs
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Matt Garza (L,1-2) 4322130 9.82
    Rafael Dolis 1100000 0.00
    Chris Rusin 2000120 1.93
    Lendy Castillo 1110030 1.50
    Trever Miller 1100010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Matt Garza 26-21, Rafael Dolis 4-3, Chris Rusin 14-10, Lendy Castillo 12-11, Trever Miller 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Garza 5-4, Rafael Dolis 2-0, Chris Rusin 3-1, Lendy Castillo 1-0
    Batters Faced - Matt Garza 16, Rafael Dolis 3, Chris Rusin 7, Lendy Castillo 5, Trever Miller 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 13245
    Game Time - 2:29
    Temperature - 83
    Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Mike Winters