This was a close game that never really felt that close. The Cubs never had more than a two-run lead, so a comeback was always theoretically possible, but the Giants had to scrape and claw just to keep the Cubs within reach. The Cubs only outhit the Giants 9-to-6, but Giants pitchers walked seven batters. One of those was intentional, but it's hard to win when the team is issuing that many free passes. As Tyler Beede prepared to throw his first pitch of the evening, Buster Posey set his target on the outside corner. Beede's fastball didn't go to the glove. Instead, it ran out over the middle of the plate. Heyward lined into an out, but that mistake to location didn't bode well for the young righty.
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