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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong has one more spring start before taking his turn in San Francisco's starting rotation early next month when the regular season opens.

The right-hander appears ready for the season to start now after working six strong innings to help lead the Giants to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Vogelsong's only goal in his last start before the season Saturday in Oakland is simple: "Don't get hurt," he said. "Don't take a line drive back off of something."

Andres Torres and Joaquin Arias hit two-run doubles, Angel Pagan drove in two runs and Buster Posey had three hits, including a two-out bloop double to drive in Vogelsong in the fourth.

"I still have one more (start), which I'm not going to complain about," Vogelsong said. "But if I didn't have one more, I would be fine, too."

George Kontos, Javier Lopez and closer Sergio Romo each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Vogelsong.

Travis Wood, whose place in the Cubs' starting rotation is set, struggled for the first time this spring. Wood, a left-hander who went 6-13 for the Cubs last season, allowed four runs on seven hits and threw two wild pitches in his four-inning outing.

"One of those days where it was a grind at best," Wood said. "I didn't have anywhere close to my best stuff. It's nice knowing you have one more (start) instead of just straight into the season, but even a day like this is kind of nice, that way going into the season you know how it felt."

The Cubs got a run in the third off Vogelsong on a single, sacrifice and a double by David DeJesus that Pagan lost in the sun and allowed to drop in center field.

Chicago loaded the bases in the fourth, but third baseman Nick Noonan made a diving stop of a grounder hit by Alberto Gonzalez and threw him out to end the inning. Noonan, making a late push for a major-league roster spot, also doubled twice and scored twice.

Dioner Navarro hit a towering home run to right field off Vogelsong in the sixth. His 14 RBI lead the Cubs in spring training.

Reliever Cory Wade allowed four runs on four hits in two innings, but Shawn Camp came on and struck out the side for the Cubs in the eighth inning.

Notes: Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval is still dealing with nerve inflammation in his right elbow and continues to get treatment. He didn't play Monday, but Bochy said he felt better and that Sandoval will throw lightly in the next couple of days. ... RHP Tim Lincecum is scheduled to start Thursday against Oakland in San Francisco. ... Cubs opening day starter Jeff Samardzija makes his last start of spring training Tuesday against Cincinnati. RHP Scott Feldman, another starter who will be in the regular-season rotation, gets the call on Wednesday against Kansas City. ... Shawon Dunston, a former Cub and current Giants instructor, and his son Shawon Dunston Jr., a minor-league prospect in the Cubs organization, exchanged the lineup cards before the game and shared an embrace at home plate. The younger Dunston was added to the Cubs' roster for the game and came on in center field in the sixth inning. He went 1-for-2, and the elder Dunston wiped tears from his eyes after the game as the two posed for photos. ... The announced attendance of 13,374 was the third-highest ever for a Cubs game at HoHoKam Park.

 
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Players of the Game
Chicago

D. Navarro
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
San Francisco

A. Pagan
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF5122001 .310
    Juan Ciriaco, 3B1000000 .000
Marco Scutaro, 2B4000014 .200
    Joe Panik, 2B2111000 .154
Joaquin Arias, SS5032000 .268
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
    Javier Herrera, CF1000001 .000
Buster Posey, C5131002 .293
Cole Gillespie, LF3110212 .275
Andres Torres, RF-CF5112027 .270
    Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
    Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
Todd Linden, 1B4111020 .250
Nick Noonan, 3B-SS5220010 .220
Ryan Vogelsong, P1100201 .000
   a- Francisco Peguero, PH-RF1000110 .340
Totals42914958  
a-walked for Vogelsong in the 7th
Batting
2B - Joaquin Arias (1, Wade), Buster Posey (2, Wood), Cole Gillespie (4, Wood), Andres Torres (3, Wood), Nick Noonan 2 (4, Parker, Wade)
SF - Todd Linden (1)
RBI - Angel Pagan 2 (6), Joe Panik (1), Joaquin Arias 2 (7), Buster Posey (6), Andres Torres 2 (5), Todd Linden (1)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Pagan (5), Buster Posey (1)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Ciriaco-Panik-Linden
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Vogelsong (W,1-1) 6633231 2.70
George Kontos (H,5) 1100010 3.46
Javier Lopez (H,3) 1000110 9.95
Sergio Romo 1100000 3.00
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Vogelsong 38-30, George Kontos 6-6, Javier Lopez 9-5, Sergio Romo 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Vogelsong 8-7, George Kontos 1-1, Javier Lopez 2-0, Sergio Romo 2-0
Batters Faced - Ryan Vogelsong 26, George Kontos 4, Javier Lopez 4, Sergio Romo 3
Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
David DeJesus, CF3011000 .383
    Cory Wade, P0000000 .000
   a- Scott Hairston, PH1010000 .176
    Shawn Camp, P0000000 .000
    Hector Rondon, P0000000 .000
   b- Welington Castillo, PH1000001 .171
Brent Lillibridge, SS4000012 .395
Steve Clevenger, 1B4010001 .381
Alfonso Soriano, LF4000011 .224
    Yasiel Balaguert, LF0000000 .000
Nate Schierholtz, RF4110011 .291
Dioner Navarro, C3122010 .289
    J.C. Boscan, C0000100 .308
Luis Valbuena, 3B2000211 .212
Alberto Gonzalez, 2B4110004 .289
Travis Wood, P0000000 .333
    Blake Parker, P0000000 .000
   c- Dave Sappelt, PH1000000 .178
    Shawon Dunston, CF2010000 .500
Totals3338335  
a-doubled for Wade in the 7th
b-grounded into a double play for Rondon in the 9th
c-grounded out for Parker in the 5th
Batting
2B - David DeJesus (6, Vogelsong), Scott Hairston (1, Kontos), Nate Schierholtz (5, Vogelsong)
HR - Dioner Navarro (4, Vogelsong)
SH - Travis Wood (1)
RBI - David DeJesus (3), Dioner Navarro 2 (14)
2-OUT RBI - David DeJesus (1), Dioner Navarro 2 (10)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Brent Lillibridge 2 (2, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Travis Wood (L,3-1) 4744410 4.50
Blake Parker 1211010 1.42
Cory Wade 2442120 6.30
Shawn Camp 1000030 1.29
Hector Rondon 1100010 2.25
WP - Travis Wood 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Travis Wood 40-22, Blake Parker 7-7, Cory Wade 19-15, Shawn Camp 9-9, Hector Rondon 6-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Travis Wood 5-7, Blake Parker 1-1, Cory Wade 3-2, Hector Rondon 1-1
Batters Faced - Travis Wood 24, Blake Parker 5, Cory Wade 12, Shawn Camp 3, Hector Rondon 4
Game Information
Attendance - 13374
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Ted Barrett, First Base - Jonathan Saphire, Second Base - Joel Hospodka, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez