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Shortened Game Ends in Giants Win, 3-0

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    Associated Press

    It wasn't exactly how Ryan Vogelsong envisioned his first career shutout. Nine innings or six, he'll take it.

    Vogelsong pitched six scoreless innings in a rain-shortened game and Buster Posey hit an RBI single to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. All that despite some lousy weather conditions.

    "That's the worst I've ever been in, for sure," Vogelsong said. "If the mound would have been bad, it would have been a lot tougher, but the mound held up good."

    Vogelsong (3-0) allowed seven hits and struck out seven in his first complete game. He was also helped by two double plays as the Cubs left eight runners on.

    "I didn't want our guys standing out there too long," he said. "I was just trying to get us back in the dugout as quick as I could."

    The Giants scored two runs on two errors by the Cubs, and have won seven of their last eight. The game was delayed two pitches into the seventh inning and called after a 40-minute delay.

    "The toughest part of the night was when they were in the batter's box, it was blowing right in their eyes," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You've got to play, though. You've got to keep grinding, which they did."

    In his last start, Vogelsong was perfect through five and allowed one hit and one walk over 6 1-3 innings of a 3-0 win against Colorado. Vogelsong, who dropped his ERA to 2.36, struck out Alfonso Soriano with the bases loaded to end the first inning, and fanned Carlos Pena with two runners on in the fifth.

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