CHICAGO -- The Giants took the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader to sweep the Cubs at Wrigley.
How it happened: The game unraveled for the Cubs in the 5th. Rodrigo Lopez looked to be out of the inning unharmed after Andres Torres was initially ruled out at home, but homeplate umpire Tim McClelland called Torres safe after seeing that catcher Geovany Soto had dropped the ball. The next six batters reached base for the Giants, as they went on to score five runs in the inning and won the game 6-3.
What it means: After getting swept in a double header, the Cubs fell to a season low 16 games under .500 on the season. Only the lowly Houston Astros are keeping them from the cellar in the NL Central and the worst record in all of baseball.
Outside the box: The Giants came into the day with a major-leage worst 265 runs scored. However, they still managed to score 19 runs on the Cubs, as the backend of the rotation continues to be a sore spot for the North Siders.
What’s next: Ryan Dempster (5-6, 5.31) takes the mound as the Cubs look for their first win of the series against two-time Cy Young winning Tim Lincecum (6-6, 3.16) and the Giants at Wrigley Field at 7:05.