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Tomlinson's first career home run is a grand slam, Giants beat the Cubs, 9-1

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SAN FRANCISCO — hit a grand slam for his first career home run and Marlon Byrd added a three-run shot, leading and the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Thursday.

The win moved the Giants within 5½ games of the Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot.

Bumgarner (16-6) struck out 12 in six innings, giving up one run and two hits. He won his fifth straight start and matched the Cubs' for most victories in the majors.

Tomlinson homered off in the eighth and received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd when he took his position at second base in the ninth. and also drove in runs for the Giants, who won their second straight but are 3-5 over their past eight games.

The Cubs lost a road series for the first since being swept by St. Louis in late June. They had won or split their previous six road series.

(8-9) lasted 6 1-3 innings, his longest outing since going seven against Toronto on June 9, a span of 15 starts.

Haren gave up five runs and six hits. He walked three and struck out four.

doubled home in the second for Chicago.

Bumgarner did not give up a hit after Castro's double, retiring 15 of the final 17 batters he faced.

Perez's second-inning double tied it and Duffy's third-inning single gave the Giants a 2-1 edge.

Byrd's second home run for the Giants, a line drive that just cleared the center field fence, was his fourth in 35 at-bats against Haren.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: OF was out of the starting lineup for a second straight day because of a left shin contusion from fouling a ball off his leg. ... was behind the plate for the first time since Aug. 6 with catcher on the family emergency leave list.

Giants: SS was out of the starting lineup a second straight day with tightness in his left side.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP (7-5, 3.35) opens the series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday night. He's 2-4 with a 4.96 ERA in 11 starts against them.

Giants: RHP (9-6, 3.44) will start Friday night's series opener at home against St. Louis. He's 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA against the Cardinals this season.

PHOTO: Chicago Cubs pitcher Dan Haren (50) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Dan Haren (50) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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PHOTO: San Francisco Giants' Kelby Tomlinson, second from right, is congratulated after hitting a grand slam that scored Buster Posey, Marlon Byrd and Brandon Belt, from left, against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The Giants won 9-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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