Matt Cain picked up his first win in almost 10 months and Buster Posey slammed his fifth homer, as the San Francisco Giants edged the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday.
Cain limited the best team in the bigs to one run in six frames and collected a two-run double in the second inning.
In the opener on Friday, the Cubs hung a five-spot on Jake Peavy in the second, and they hammered the Giants 8-1.
Jake Arrieta held the hosts to one run in seven innings while striking out eight, and even got the rally going with an RBI-single. Kris Bryant punctuated it, sending a towering home run into the left field bleachers — the first of three longballs on the night for the Cubs.
“That was the game at that point,” manager Bruce Bochy admitted. “You give [up] five runs against Arrieta, that’s an uphill climb.”