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Maholm (4-4) was tagged for two more in the third and left after giving up a one-out single to Brett Pill in the sixth. He struck out four and walked two.
Chicago, which was coming off a three-game sweep of San Diego, didn't show much life offensively until Soriano's home run in the ninth.
The Cubs hit into two double plays and had a runner thrown out easily trying to steal second.
Angel Pagan singled in the third inning for San Francisco to extend his home hitting streak to 25 games, the longest in Giants franchise history.
NOTES: Bumgarner has now reached double digits in strikeouts six times in his career. ... Injured Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval could begin a rehab assignment in the minors as soon as this weekend. Sandoval is expected to play four to five games with Class-A San Jose and will bat mostly from the left side while he continues to recover from surgery on his left hand. ... The Cubs claimed RHP Jairo Asencio off waivers, the reliever's third team this season. Asencio went 1-1 with a 5.96 ERA over 25 2-3 innings for Cleveland before getting designated for assignment on Monday. To make room, Chicago designated RHP Michael Bowden for assignment. ... RHP Matt Cain (5-2), who pitches for San Francisco on Saturday, has not allowed a run in 15 consecutive innings against the Cubs. He'll oppose RHP Matt Garza (2-3). ... Pill's stolen base in the sixth was the first of his career.
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