Wilmer Flores traveled halfway across the country knowing he would only play one match before returning home.
Turns out it was a worthwhile trip.
Flores pulled off ahome run and scored three runs, Kris Bryant scored two against his former team and the San Francisco Giants hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Sunday for their seventh consecutive win, a season record.
Holders of the best record in majors, the Giants tied their longest streak since a seven-game streak in August 2020.
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They drove with a 6-3 lead in the seventh before the Cubs scored two goals chasing Logan Webb (10-3). Chicago had the basics loaded with one out when right-handed sub Tyler Rogers caught Willson Contreras watching an 84 mph fastball on a 3-2 count. He then struck out Alfonso Rivas at bat. on a 3-2 pitch with the crowd standing.
The Cubs tied for a tie in the ninth after Jake McGee allowed a brace with an out to pinch batter Patrick Wisdom. But Frank Schwindel and Ian Happ were the first to complete the game.
Flores said he "felt good there " after being sidelined from the September 1 due to strain in the left hamstrings. And considering how far he had to go go, it was a fulfilling day for him.
"Definitely, " he said. "We're on the run here. Every little thing matters. I still want to play. If I have to take the plane to a game, I'll do it again.
Flores hit a RBI simple in the second and marked and scored in the fourth as the Giants led 3-0. He tied a career high with his 18th homerun when he threw a two-point shot on the left against Justin Steele (3-3) in the fifth to carry the avance at 5-2.
BRAVO FOR BRYANT
Bryant received a standing ovation as he stepped home in the first. mda scored in the fifth and seventh innings to help bring the score to 6-3.
Bryant was 4 of 12 with five runs in a touching first series against Chicago since he took was traded before the July 30 deadline.
He was also charged with a three-goal error at right field when he collided with center fielder Austin Slater chasing a fly to fifth by David Bote, leading to a point. Manager Gabe Kapler said it was more on Slater that he didn't recall him from the ball.
"We relatively need to tighten up our communication," Kapler said. "This game didn't stop us from winning the game, but it maybe kept us from performing at our best throughout this game.
Webb allowed five points and six hits in six-plus the sleeves. The right-hander came out with a 6-5 lead after Bote hit an RBI double and Robinson Chirinos led him with a single bloop.
Tony Watson threw the eighth. McGee worked the ninth for his 31st stop on 36 occasions, and the Giants completed a 6-0 road trip.
Manager Cubs David Ross has returned to the shelter after being absent from the team since September 3 following a positive COVID-19 test. Ross, who is vaccinated, showed no symptoms.
Happ scored his eighth home run in 16 games, finishing fourth in two points with a solo sh not . But Chicago lost for the fourth time in five games after scoring seven straight wins.
Steele played five innings, allowing five runs and 11 hits.
"He comes to do it looks like hehad a very good grasp of his business today, "Ross said. " He made his way through five. He just didn't have the best there was today. "
Giants: The Giants reinstated CF Austin Slater (concussion) from the seven-day injured list and 1B Wilmer Flores (left hamstring strained) from the 10-day IL. RHP John Brebbia and LHP Caleb Baragar were opted for Triple-A Sacramento.
Cubs: Ross had no update on OF Jason Heyward, who left Saturday's game after receiving a knee blow to the head by Crawford . Heyward was injured slipping to third in the fourth inning when Crawford threw a pitch as he covered the sack and jumped over him.… 2B Nico Hoerner (straight slant) was due to start a rehab mission with Triple- In Iowa on Sunday.
Giants: LThe Giants are starting a four-game home streak against San Diego, with RHP Dominic Leone (3-3, 1.48 ERA) leading a reliever box game for San Francisco. The Padres had not announced their start.
Cubs: The Cubs open a three-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday, with RHP Adrian Sampson (0-2, 2.20) starting for Chicago and RHP Kyle Gibson (10-6, 3.38) pitching for the Phillies.