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Jackson and Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the
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"We believe we're a better team," the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo said. "Those guys over there, I know they're champions. ... This is tough to swallow. We're playing good teams hard. The ball's going to start rolling our way soon."
It won't if they keep this up.
The Cubs matched the record for wild pitches by a team in an inning during a four-run sixth that put San Francisco ahead 5-4, but the Giants had to rally again.
Chicago led 7-6 before Hunter Pence's solo homer on a 2-2 pitch off Shawn Camp (0-1) with two outs in the ninth.
One-out singles by Hector Sanchez and Brandon Crawford put runners at the corners in the 10th. With Buster Posey batting, Camp was called for a balk as he stepped off the rubber to try to throw to first, giving San Francisco an 8-7 lead. Posey followed with an RBI single and, one out later, Marco Scutaro added a run-scoring double.
Camp had no issue with the balk call, saying, "I got a little caught, and I just froze up."
Jackson got in trouble in the sixth when he threw two wild pitches and Bowden added three more. The Cubs matched the mark set by Bert Cunningham of Buffalo in a Players League game in 1890 and matched by the St. Louis Cardinals' Rick Ankiel in the 2000 NL division series against Atlanta. Jackson and Bowden also combined to walk four in the inning, with Jackson starting the inning with free passes to Pence and Brandon Belt.
Gregor Blanco doubled in a run and Jackson allowed another run with his second wild pitch of the inning.
Bowden came in when Nick Noonan pinch hit for Lincecum, and he threw a wild pitch. Noonan hit a two-run single for a 5-4 lead.
Bowden threw two more wild pitches, walked Angel Pagan and got Scutaro to hit into an inning-ending double play.
"The guy was throwing well and throwing hard, great stuff," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You get some breaks there and you take them. You're hoping someone comes through with a big hit, Noonan's was huge."
Jackson was furious at himself.
"I feel like first of all it's unexcusable to let your team down like that when you self-imploded like that and not make an adjustment to regain control of your pitches," he said.
Blanco hit another RBI double in the seventh against Hector Rondon, and Alberto Gonzalez pulled the Cubs to 6-5 when he homered off Chad Gaudin in the bottom half. Chicago went ahead in the eighth when on Jeremy Affeldt's bases-loaded walk to Luis Valbuena and Gonazalez's sacrifice fly off Santiago Casilla.
Lincecum, 1-0 after three starts, allowed four runs and six hits in five innings. He settled down after the early homers, but his ERA rose to 5.63.
"It just comes down to focus, executing your pitches when you need to," said Lincecum, who gave up six runs in his previous start against Colorado. "I could have ended that inning with two runs maybe. I guess I just didn't focus the way I should have."
Jackson gave up five runs - four earned - five hits and four walks in 5 1-3 innings. He's walked nine in his last two starts.
"I wouldn't change my pitch selection, but I'd definitely change the way I made adjustments," he said.
|Chicago reliever Shawn Camp is called for a balk in the 10th inning, giving San Francisco the go-ahead run. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||5||1||1||0||1||1||1||.320|
|Marco Scutaro, 2B||6||0||1||1||0||0||3||.271|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||6||1||1||0||0||1||1||.298|
|Sergio Romo, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Hunter Pence, RF||4||2||3||1||1||1||0||.288|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||2||0||0||2||1||1||.140|
|George Kontos, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joaquin Arias, 3B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Gregor Blanco, LF||5||1||2||2||0||2||2||.281|
|Hector Sanchez, C||5||1||2||0||0||3||3||.214|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||3||2||1||0||1||1||1||.286|
|Tim Lincecum, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.200|
|a- Nick Noonan, PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.500|
|Chad Gaudin, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Andres Torres, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.259|
|Jeremy Affeldt, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Santiago Casilla, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Javier Lopez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Buster Posey, 1B||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.231|
|a-singled for Lincecum in the 6th|
|b-flied out for Gaudin in the 8th|
|2B - Marco Scutaro (3, Camp), Gregor Blanco 2 (2, Jackson, Rondon)|
|HR - Hunter Pence (4, Camp)|
|RBI - Marco Scutaro (4), Hunter Pence (8), Gregor Blanco 2 (4), Nick Noonan 2 (2), Buster Posey (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (2), Hunter Pence (5), Gregor Blanco (3)|
|SB - Hunter Pence (3, 2nd base off Jackson/Navarro), Brandon Belt (1, 2nd base off Rondon/Navarro)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|Outfield Assists - Gregor Blanco 1|
|DP - Blanco-Belt, Scutaro-Crawford-Posey|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Chad Gaudin (H,2)||2||1||1||1||1||1||1||1.13|
|Jeremy Affeldt (BS,1)||0.1||1||2||2||3||0||0||5.79|
|George Kontos (W,1-1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||7.71|
|Sergio Romo (S,7)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.35|
|IBB - Navarro by Jeremy Affeldt|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 78-51, Chad Gaudin 33-22, Jeremy Affeldt 16-4, Santiago Casilla 6-4, Javier Lopez 10-6, George Kontos 10-6, Sergio Romo 9-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 6-4, Chad Gaudin 4-1, Jeremy Affeldt 1-0, Santiago Casilla 1-1, George Kontos 1-0, Sergio Romo 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 21, Chad Gaudin 8, Jeremy Affeldt 5, Santiago Casilla 2, Javier Lopez 1, George Kontos 2, Sergio Romo 4|
|David DeJesus, CF||2||1||1||0||3||0||0||.256|
|Starlin Castro, SS||5||1||3||2||0||1||2||.315|
|Anthony Rizzo, 1B||5||1||1||0||0||3||2||.163|
|Alfonso Soriano, LF||4||2||2||0||1||0||0||.255|
|Nate Schierholtz, RF||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.343|
|Dioner Navarro, C||4||0||0||0||1||0||1||.167|
|Luis Valbuena, 3B||4||0||0||1||1||1||1||.188|
|Alberto Gonzalez, 2B||3||1||1||2||0||0||0||.250|
|Edwin Jackson, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Michael Bowden, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Hector Rondon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Dave Sappelt, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.067|
|Carlos Marmol, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Scott Hairston, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.091|
|Shawn Camp, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rafael Dolis, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-fouled out for Rondon in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Marmol in the 8th|
|2B - Anthony Rizzo (2, Affeldt), Alfonso Soriano (2, Romo)|
|HR - Starlin Castro (2, Lincecum), Nate Schierholtz (2, Lincecum), Alberto Gonzalez (1, Gaudin)|
|SF - Alberto Gonzalez (1)|
|SH - Nate Schierholtz (1)|
|RBI - Starlin Castro 2 (6), Nate Schierholtz 2 (6), Luis Valbuena (3), Alberto Gonzalez 2 (2)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Outfield Assists - Nate Schierholtz 1|
|DP - Gonzalez-Castro-Rizzo|
|PB - Dioner Navarro (1)|
|Michael Bowden (BS,1)||0.2||1||0||0||1||0||0||2.35|
|Shawn Camp (BS,1; L,0-1)||1.2||5||4||4||0||2||1||12.46|
|HBP - Crawford (by Edwin Jackson)|
|WP - Edwin Jackson 2 (2), Michael Bowden 3 (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 112-63, Michael Bowden 11-6, Hector Rondon 21-14, Carlos Marmol 10-6, Shawn Camp 39-24, Rafael Dolis 2-2|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 5-2, Michael Bowden 1-0, Hector Rondon 2-0, Carlos Marmol 2-1, Shawn Camp 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 26, Michael Bowden 3, Hector Rondon 5, Carlos Marmol 3, Shawn Camp 10, Rafael Dolis 1|
|Attendance - 33326|
|Game Time - 4:00|
|Temperature - 42|
|Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Victor Carapazza|