Cubs Make it 2 In a Row Over Giants – 5-2 – Wrigley Field 8/30/11

Posted on 30 August 2011 by Lou

The Cubs made it 2 in a row behind Matt Garza en route to a 5-2 win over the Giants.

Garza had another solid start and has really shown “ace” stuff since getting settled into his new digs on the north side of Chicago. Garza went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just 2 ER on 9 hits and 1 walk.  He struck out 6 and lowered his ERA to 3.64 and his WHIP to 1.32.  If he can win 3 of his September starts, he will hit double-digit wins for the Cubs in 2011.

Sean Marshall, Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol recorded the final 7 outs of the game without allowing a Giants hitter to reach base.  Marshall notched his 29th hold, while Wood notched his 20th hold.  Marmol picked up save #31.

Alfonso Soriano hit another HR.  He now has 24 on the season.  He and Garza each had 2 hits in the win.

The Cubs finish up the 3-game road trip against the Giants Wednesday afternoon with Rodrigo Lopez on the bump.  After a day off Thursday, the Cubs face the Pirates and Reds at Wrigley Field from Friday through Wednesday of next week.

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