Chicago at San Francisco

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval played his final game before leaving camp to join Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic. He left a good impression.

Sandoval hit a towering home run, the only blemish for Carlos Villanueva on Sunday, and a San Francisco Giants split squad beat the Chicago Cubs 9-7.

"I'm getting more exciting every day," Sandoval said. "I feel ready. I didn't do as much in winter league. I really wanted to be ready for the WBC."

Gregor Blanco drove in two runs for the Giants, who are losing eight players to the WBC after this weekend.

"I'm looking to the challenges ahead," Sandoval said. "We have a lot of guys from several teams on the club."

Should Venezuela reach the finals, to be played at AT&T Park, it would mean something extra for Sandoval.

"That would be the best," he said. "I have so many great memories in that park, like last year's World Series."

Sandoval was the World Series MVP in the Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers.

Villanueva, a candidate for the Cubs' starting rotation, gave up one run on four hits over three innings. He walked one and struck out two.

The home run pitch to Sandoval was just a few inches off the ground.

"I've known about him for a long time," said Villanueva, originally signed by the Giants as an amateur in 2002. "Playing in the same organization you always know about guys."

Despite the home run, Villanueva said he felt his best in his final inning.

"My last start I didn't get a chance to work through my mechanics," he said. "But that third inning I had better rhythm."

Villanueva, with seven years in the majors, signed with the Cubs as a free agent.

"Front office guys, they do their scouting on all the players," Villanueva said. "I did my scouting of the front office guys. I got to choose this time and I wanted to be comfortable and surrounded by guys who put team first. I like what we are building here. We have guys with that kind of personality."

Yusmeiro Petit gave the Giants a nice outing in place of Tim Lincecum, who was scratched because of a blister on his right middle finger. Petit gave up a hit in three innings with one strikeout.

"He pitched very well," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Steve Clevenger had two hits and drove in two runs and Dioner Navarro added two RBIs for the Cubs.

Giants infielder Kenuke Tanaka had two hits, drove in a run, stole a base and made a nice defensive play from second base in his quest to find a permanent job in the majors.

Adam Duvall, who figures to see more action while Marco Scutaro plays for Venezuela, hit a two-run homer in the sixth.

Johnny Monell, who has been bouncing around in the Giants' organization for six years, added two hits and drove in a run.

NOTES: Lincecum said he didn't think the blister would affect his preparation and he was still going to play catch. ... Giants LHP Jeremy Affeldt only got one out, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks after throwing three scoreless innings. ... Giants closer Sergio Romo pitched a perfect inning. ... Cubs RHP Whitenack pitched a perfect inning for the Cubs. ... RHP Marco Estrada will pitch for the Cubs on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers and RHP Nick Struck starts the Cubs game at the Los Angeles Angels. ... LHP Barry Zito takes the mound for the Giants against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 
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AB 2
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H 2
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R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
David DeJesus, CF2000100 .000
    Dave Sappelt, CF2110000 .267
Darwin Barney, 2B3000011 .333
    Logan Watkins, 2B2011000 .308
Nate Schierholtz, DH2100110 .400
   a- Brett Jackson, PH-DH1111000 .375
Alfonso Soriano, LF2100100 .300
    Matt Szczur, LF2000012 .091
Brian Bogusevic, RF2220100 .500
    Johermyn Chavez, RF0001000 .300
Dioner Navarro, C3012012 .222
    J.C. Boscan, C1010000 .500
Steve Clevenger, 1B3022001 .500
    Brad Nelson, 1B1000001 .200
Edwin Maysonet, SS3000013 .100
    Alberto Gonzalez, SS1000000 .200
Christian Villanueva, 3B3000012 .111
    Junior Lake, 3B1110000 .308
Totals34710746  
a-doubled for Schierholtz in the 8th
Batting
2B - Logan Watkins (1, Machi), Brett Jackson (1, Proctor), J.C. Boscan (1, Proctor)
3B - Brian Bogusevic (1, Runzler)
SF - Brett Jackson (2), Johermyn Chavez (1)
RBI - Logan Watkins (1), Brett Jackson (4), Johermyn Chavez (1), Dioner Navarro 2 (5), Steve Clevenger 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Steve Clevenger (1)
SB - Brett Jackson (1, 3rd base off Proctor/Quiroz)
Team LOB - 6
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carlos Villanueva 3411121 7.36
Barret Loux (BS,1; L,0-1) 2344110 9.00
Jaye Chapman 1222001 15.43
Robert Whitenack 1000110 16.20
Brian Schlitter 1322010 13.50
HBP - Pence (by Barret Loux), Pill (by Barret Loux)
WP - Barret Loux (1), Robert Whitenack (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Carlos Villanueva 23-18, Barret Loux 17-11, Jaye Chapman 6-5, Robert Whitenack 10-5, Brian Schlitter 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Carlos Villanueva 3-4, Barret Loux 2-3, Jaye Chapman 1-2, Robert Whitenack 1-1, Brian Schlitter 2-0
Batters Faced - Carlos Villanueva 14, Barret Loux 12, Jaye Chapman 5, Robert Whitenack 4, Brian Schlitter 6
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, CF5122010 .167
Kensuke Tanaka, 2B5221001 .235
Pablo Sandoval, 3B2111001 .500
    Adam Duvall, 3B3112011 .143
Buster Posey, C3010001 .286
    Guillermo Quiroz, C2012000 .333
Hunter Pence, RF2010001 .250
    Francisco Peguero, RF2000001 .500
Cole Gillespie, LF2000201 .286
Brett Pill, 1B2110002 .316
    Ricky Oropesa, 1B1000011 .167
Brandon Crawford, SS2100112 .000
    Ehire Adrianza, SS1000001 .000
Johnny Monell, DH4221012 .667
Totals36912935  
Batting
2B - Kensuke Tanaka (1, Villanueva), Guillermo Quiroz (1, Schlitter), Hunter Pence (1, Villanueva)
3B - Gregor Blanco (1, Loux)
HR - Pablo Sandoval (1, Villanueva), Adam Duvall (1, Chapman)
RBI - Gregor Blanco 2 (2), Kensuke Tanaka (1), Pablo Sandoval (3), Adam Duvall 2 (2), Guillermo Quiroz 2 (5), Johnny Monell (1)
2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval (1), Adam Duvall 2 (2), Guillermo Quiroz 2 (4)
SB - Kensuke Tanaka (2, 2nd base off Schlitter/Boscan)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Tanaka-Crawford-Pill
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yusmeiro Petit 3100010 0.00
Jeremy Affeldt (BS,1) 0.1233310 8.10
Jake Dunning (W,1-0) 1.2000120 0.00
Dan Runzler (H,1) 1211010 3.00
Sergio Romo (H,3) 1000000 4.50
Scott Proctor (H,2) 1211000 2.25
Jean Machi 1322010 6.00
Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 12-12, Jeremy Affeldt 17-5, Jake Dunning 12-8, Dan Runzler 7-7, Sergio Romo 3-3, Scott Proctor 6-5, Jean Machi 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 2-6, Jake Dunning 1-1, Dan Runzler 2-0, Sergio Romo 2-1
Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 10, Jeremy Affeldt 6, Jake Dunning 5, Dan Runzler 5, Sergio Romo 3, Scott Proctor 5, Jean Machi 6
Game Information
Attendance - 12077
Game Time - 3:04
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Kellen Levy