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Wooden takes no-hitter into seventh, Giants beat Cubs to cease skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wooden took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday night time to cease a seven-game slide.

Yermín Mercedes hit an early two-run single, and 4 Giants pitchers mixed on a three-hitter to snap Chicago’s six-game profitable streak.

An umpire’s ruling that appeared to provide the Cubs a break as a substitute contributed to San Francisco’s three-run third.

Wooden (7-8) allowed two hits in 6 2/3 innings, putting out two and strolling two. He bought assist from his protection as first baseman Darin Ruf scooped a short-hop throw to retire Patrick Knowledge within the fifth, and proper fielder Mike Yastrzemski ran laborious to catch Christopher Morel’s sixth-inning line drive.

Wooden’s no-hit bid ended within the seventh on Ian Happ’s leadoff single. Two outs later, Knowledge belted his 18th homer of the season, a drive to left subject on an 0-1 pitch.

That trimmed San Francisco’s result in 4-2 and prompted Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler to summon right-hander Dominic Leone, who struck out Frank Schwindel to finish the inning.

John Brebbia threw eight pitches in a hitless eighth and Camilo Doval struck out three in a one-hit ninth for his thirteenth save.

The Giants opened the scoring in opposition to starter Justin Steele within the third. With runners on the corners and two outs, Steele uncorked what seemed to be a wild pitch that allowed Yastrzemski to attain from third base. However a replay evaluation requested by the Cubs decided the pitch grazed the correct pants leg of batter Wilmer Flores, loading the bases.

Mercedes’ bloop single to heart scored Yastrzemski and Austin Slater. Thairo Estrada’s infield single introduced residence Flores to make it 3-0.

Slater added an RBI double within the fourth.

San Francisco Giants’ Alex Wooden pitches in opposition to the Chicago Cubs in the course of the fifth inning of a baseball sport in San Francisco, Thursday, July 28, 2022.

All 4 runs Steele permitted had been unearned. He allowed 5 hits and walked one whereas putting out six.


Cubs RHP Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.38 ERA) faces Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3-4, 4.26) on Friday night time.


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