The Cubs defeated the Giants 11-4 in the opener of the weekend series against the defending world champions at Wrigley Field.
Ryan Dempster picked up his 2nd win of the season with 6 effective innings of 2-run ball. He struck out 11 and because of the high pitch count – 115 pitches – Manager Mike Quade removed him at the end of 6.
Starlin Castro, Reed johnson and Dawrin Barney each had 3 hits apiece in an explosive 14-hit, 11-run attack.
More to come tomorrow on the big Friday win at Wrigley…