Giants and Cubs tie 6-6

The Giants and the Cubs tied in a game on Mar. 7th. Francisco Santos' RBI single drove in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth, and starting pitcher Brett Tomko pitched three innings, giving up just two hits and one run.

The Cubs struck first this afternoon with a solo blast by Corey Patterson in the top of the first. Michael Tucker drilled a double to right, and advanced to third on Sergio Mitre's wild pitch. He came home on a Marquis Grissom sacrifice fly, tying the game.

The Giants got a 3-1 lead in the third with an error by Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez followed by three consecutive walks by reliever Carlos Vasquez.

Chicago caught up in the fourth as ex-Giant Ramon Martinez drove in Ramirez and Nic Jackson with a single. The Giants regained the lead in the seventh when Bryan Corey gave up back-to-back homers to Cody Ransom and Robert Stratton.

The Cubs scored three times in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead. The final blow was a sacrifice fly by Alfred Francisco, scoring ex-Giant Calvin Murray.

Francisco Santos' single brought in pinch-runner Fred Lewis, making the final score 6-6.

March 7, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago Cubs 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 6 8 2
San Francisco Giants 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 6 2

WP None, LP None

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