3:45 PM ET, June 4, 2012
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ryan Vogelsong kept thinking how steady all the other San Francisco starters have been over the past week. It weighed on his mind Monday morning before his outing.His turn, time to keep up and do his part. He delivered, all right.Vogelsong won his fourth straight decision, Buster Posey scored the go-ahead run on a double-play groundball by Joaquin Arias in the seventh inning and the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday for a four-game sweep.
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Game notesGiants slugger Pablo Sandoval, rehabbing from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his left hand, might not return to the Giants until next Tuesday against Houston following this weekend's home series with the two-time reigning AL champion Texas Rangers. "We need to get him in shape to play third," Bochy said. "Hopefully we're not forced to make a change. That's in Pablo's hands."... Sveum is a former hitting coach, so the offensive woes have been tough. "You take things like this personally," he said. "I've lost sleep over it. You take pride in a lot of things, and that's one of them."... Injured Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez (right shoulder) is scheduled to take some light swings Tuesday. ... San Francisco RHP reliever Brad Penny, with Triple-A Fresno, is experiencing shoulder discomfort and not quite ready. ... Oakland and San Diego are the only other clubs without a sweep so far. ... After an 0-4 May, two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum (2-6) tries Tuesday at San Diego to snap a six-start winless stretch since the right-hander beat the Padres on April 28.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||S Clevenger singled to center, B LaHair scored, D Barney to third.||1||0|
|2nd||J Samardzija singled to right, D Barney scored, S Clevenger to second.||2||0|
|2nd||B Crawford doubled to right, B Belt scored, J Arias to third.||2||1|
|5th||B Crawford grounded into fielder's choice to second, B Posey scored, B Belt out at second, A Pagan to third.||2||2|
|7th||J Arias grounded into double play, shortstop to second to first, B Posey scored, B Belt out at second, A Pagan to third.||2||3|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||41,524 (99.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||54 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Chris Conroy|
Giants: swept 4-game series from the Cubs for the first time since June, 1999. This was the 9th series of 4 games between the 2 teams since the last Giants sweep.
From Elias: Cubs have lost 11 straight road games, tying their longest road losing streak in team history. They also lost 11 in a row in 1954.[+]
Longest Single-Season Road Losing Streaks in Cubs History
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