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Cubs fall to Giants and Bumgarner 3-2
San Francisco Giants lefthander Madison Bumgarner shut out the Cubs through six innings Saturday before Dioner Navarro hit his second pinch hit home run in as many days for the Cubs.
But Navarro’s two-run drive in the seventh wasn’t enough to prevent a 3-2 Cubs loss at Wrigley Field.
Bumgarner (3-0) limited the Cubs to four hits through six innings before Alberto Gonzalez singled in the seventh ahead of Navarro.
The Giants scored two runs off Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (1-2) and added another off Michael Bowden in the seventh.
Samardzija pitched six innings giving up two runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking one, but throwing a wild pitch and hitting one batter in the sixth, leading to a run.
Alfonso Soriano was 3-for-3 off Bumgarner but grounded out in the eighth off reliever Santiago Casilla with two men on and no outs. Pinch hitter Nate Schierholtz hit into an inning ending double play with the bases loaded.
The Cubs stranded seven runners.
The game drew 34,778.