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Cubs

Jackson, Bowden tie WP mark, as Cubs lose in extras

Cubs relief pitcher Michael Bowden reacts after throwing a wild pitch during the sixth inning Sunday against the San Francisco Giants in Chicago.
Cubs relief pitcher Michael Bowden reacts after throwing a wild pitch during the sixth inning Sunday against the San Francisco Giants in Chicago.

CHICAGO – Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the San Francisco Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th in Sunday’s 10-7 victory over Chicago.

The Cubs matched the record for wild pitches by a team in an inning during a four-run sixth that put San Francisco ahead 5-4, but the Giants had to rally again.

The Cubs led 7-6 before Hunter Pence’s solo homer off Shawn Camp (0-1) with two outs in the ninth.

One-out singles by Hector Sanchez and Brandon Crawford put runners at the corners in the 10th. With Buster Posey batting, Camp was called for a balk as he stepped off the rubber, giving San Francisco an 8-7 lead. Posey followed with an RBI single and, one out later, Marco Scutaro added a run-scoring double.

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