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Giants overcome 5-0 deficit to beat Cubs

Apr 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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After falling behind 5-0 in the third, the Giants scored seven times in the fourth and fifth innings on their way to beating the Cubs 7-6 on Thursday.

Second baseman Nick Noonan went 3-for-5 and scored twice in his first big-league start. He was filling in while Marco Scutaro rested today.

Meanwhile, Bruce Bochy’s Midas touch has carried over into the 2013 season. He let starter Ryan Vogelsong hit in the top of the fifth today with the bases loaded, one out and the Giants down 5-4. Vogelsong, of course, worked a walk against Hisanori Takahashi, forcing in a run and opening the door for the Giants to score twice more.

Vogelsong went on to pitch two more scoreless innings and pick up his first win of the year. Scott Feldman, hampered by some atrocious Cubs defense, allowed six runs — two earned — in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. He has more saves than 23 teams do wins.

  1. nineroutsider - Apr 11, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    I’m not overly excited about some of the starters getting shelled recently early, but I’m excited that the bats have woken up. They could have chased Vogie from this game in the 3rd and he got it going so that’s encouraging. Nick Noonan had a great camp and its carrying over. Say what you want about Romo’s size, but that pinpoint control of his makes him damn tough.

  2. Brinke - Apr 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    this looked like one of those crazy Wrigley games at first—down five in the fog and drizzle. Let’s face it, a California team playing in 72 degree sun on Weds is gonna have a tough time in 45 degrees and mist on Thursday, after getting in at 130am local time. But these guys have the magic. LA can buy all the free agents they want.

    • wiscotom - Apr 11, 2013 at 8:17 PM

      You say that as if the Cubs payroll isn’t in the top half of the league.

    • kingscourt25 - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      lmao, did you have magic when the Cardinals smacked your team around last weekend?

      • skerney - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:49 AM

        No, but they had the magic when they ran off three straight wins in the NLCS. That 9-0 game 7 in the rain was really magical. And when Holliday’s can o’ corn found Scutaro’s glove for the final out, it was pure magic.

  3. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Lmao, at bitter Cardinals fan who knows his teams window for a championship has closed. Time to rebuild, good luck with that.

    • wiscotom - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      I’m not even a Cards fan (far from it), but they have one of the best farm systems in the league and still have a chance to contend. Come on now…

  4. sleepyirv - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    I knew the team was going to be bad. I just didn’t know they were going to be bad in a heart-wrenching way.

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