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Giants Offense Explodes, Doug Davis Implodes In Opener

The San Francisco Giants offense this season has looked anything like that of a defending World Series Champion. The Giants rank near the bottom in all offensive categories. It doesn’t help that they lost their top offensive player when catcher Buster Posey went down for the season. That didn’t seem to matter Tuesday as the Giants (45-24) offense busted out for a season high in both hits and runs as they took game one of their day-night double header with the Cubs (32-47) 13-7.

Doug Davis struggled all day for the Cubs. Davis went four and a third and allowed ten runs on twelve hits. The Cubs lefty fell to 1-7 on the season.

Carlos Pena continued his hot stretch for the Cubs. Pena hit a two run homer in the second inning which at the time brought the Cubs within a run. That was the seventh homerun for Pena in the last twelve games.

Ryan Vogelsong didn’t pitch great for the Giants, but thanks to 13 runs of support did get the win. Vogelsong (6-1) went five innings and allowed six runs (three earned) on six hits. The Giants righty did strike out six Cubs in his outing.

Every starting member of the Giants lineup had at least one hit. Miguel Tejada and Pat Burrell led the offensive explosion with three hits each.

The Cubs and Giants will face off this evening in the second half of their day-night double header.