Rapid Reaction: Cubs 2, Giants 1

June, 29, 2011
6/29/11
9:46
PM CT
By Sahadev Sharma
ESPNChicago.com
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Here's a quick look at the Cubs' walkoff win on Wednesday night.

How it happened: Ryan Dempster allowed only three hits in eight shutout innings and retired 20 in a row before being pulled after giving up a lead off double to Pat Burrell in the ninth. Carlos Marmol relieved Dempster but failed to hold a 1-0 lead as the Giants tied it up on Emmanuel Burris' RBI single. The Cubs, however, answered in the bottom half of the inning as pinch-hitter Aramis Ramirez singled in Tony Campana to give the Cubs 2-1 victory.

What it means: The Cubs still sit 15 games under .500. However, after allowing 19 runs in a double-header sweep to an abysmal Giants offense on Tuesday, a 2-1 victory that gave an overworked bullpen some much-needed rest, had to feel good.

Outside the box: When asked if he was worried about his overworked bullpen prior to the game, Quade sounded prophetic when he said, "Demp's gonna take care of me so I don't have to worry about it."

Next: Matt Cain (7-4) takes on Carlos Zambrano (6-4) to close out the four-game set.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167