San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) throws the first pitch of the game as the Chicago Cubs face the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco Calif. Saturday May 21, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain earns first win since last July

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.”

San Francisco Giants fans get signatures from players before the game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park in San Francisco Calif. Saturday May 21, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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San Francisco Giants fans get signatures from players before the game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park in San Francisco Calif. Saturday May 21, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

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