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CHICAGO -- It had the look of yet another stirring comeback for the major league-leading Chicago Cubs. Mitchell Trubisky Womens Jersey .Trailing by a run, pinch hitter Anthony Rizzo led off the ninth inning with a walk and advanced to second on Dexter Fowlers sacrifice. Only Rizzo rounded second too far and was tagged out for a double play that was the last in a series of uncharacteristic miscues.Madison Bumgarner outpitched Jake Arrieta with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounced on those mistakes for a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Saturday.Its not very common with our group of guys, Arrieta said. You dont expect to see those things often.Bumgarner (14-8) allowed two runs and five hits in his fourth victory in his last five starts. San Francisco, trying to catch Los Angeles in the NL West, rebounded from a pair of one-run losses in the first two games of the four-game set between potential postseason opponents.Were going up against a team that, I dont think theyve clinched yet, but theyre going to be there, Bumgarner said. And were planning on being there. So its a playoff-type of matchup.The Giants entered the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33. But they are just 16-29 since that point, leaving them looking up at the Dodgers and clinging to the top spot in the wild-card race.It was one we definitely wanted and needed, catcher Buster Posey said. It was good to score some runs off Arrieta and then for our bullpen to hold the lead.Arrieta (16-6) was charged with three runs -- two earned -- and four hits in six innings in his first loss since July 30. Chicago had won five in a row overall.A little bad luck, a little missed execution, Arrieta said.After Rizzo was tagged out, Kris Bryant then hit a soft liner to shortstop Brandon Crawford, handing Santiago Casilla his 30th save.It was a great game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. You can nitpick it all you want, I love that game. Thats very similar to a playoff situation, things dont always go right or according to plan.Chicago also had an opportunity in the sixth, but Bumgarner struck out Matt Szczur for the third time with two on. Hunter Strickland got Addison Russell to line to right with the bases loaded in the seventh.The Cubs entered with a 16 1/2-game lead in the NL Central thanks to a number of tremendous defensive plays in the past week. But they were sloppy on a cloudless day with the wind blowing in as two of the games top pitchers squared off.Third baseman Tommy La Stellas two-out throwing error in the first made it 1-0. The Giants scored in the fourth with the help of a passed ball and added a run in the sixth on Arrietas second wild pitch.The Cubs got within 2-1 in the fifth thanks to Javier Baezs hustle. He led off with a single, stole second and scored from there when third baseman Eduardo Nunez was unable to barehand Arrietas slow roller.Angel Pagan doubled and scored on the error by La Stella, who was a late addition after Jorge Soler was scratched with an ingrown toenail. Soler hit for La Stella in the fifth and struck out with one on.The Giants took a 2-0 lead on Nunezs RBI single in a fourth that included a walk and wild pitch by Arrieta and Willson Contreras passed ball.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: Reliever Derek Law (elbow) hasnt begun throwing yet, but manager Bruce Bochy said they expect him to be at full strength when hes eligible to come off the disabled list Sept. 12.Cubs: Setup man Hector Rondon (triceps) threw a 22-pitch simulated game and felt good enough that his rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa was scrapped. Rondon could be activated Monday. Im back to normal, he said.STREAKS OVERThe Cubs had won nine consecutive games at Wrigley Field and the Giants had lost six straight in Chicago.WILDArrietas two wild pitches gave him an NL-high 12.UP NEXTCubs RHP John Lackey (9-7, 3.41 ERA) has recovered from a shoulder injury and is expected to be activated off the disabled list to face Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (14-5, 2.98 ERA) on Sunday. Tarik Cohen Jersey . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Eddie Jackson Jersey .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals.http:///...-jackson-jersey.aspx .R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. James Anderson only arrived in India on Tuesday night but he retains hopes of being fit to play in the second Test against India.Anderson has not played a game since August having suffered a stress fracture in his right shoulder. But, having been cleared to join the tour last week, he is now keen to prove himself in the nets over the coming days and stake a claim for selection for the Test starting in Visakhapatnam on November 17.I had a good week at Loughborough last week, bowling to get some overs under my belt, Anderson told Sky Sports. Hopefully I can keep that going this week and get some miles into my legs to make sure Im as fit as I can be and maybe be fit for the second Test.It is still over a week away so it is hard to say for sure right now. It all depends how the week goes, but Im sure in the next two or three days well have an idea of whether that is a possibility or not.At the tender age of 34 Ive got enough experience to get into match mode quite quickly. Obviously it is not always easy without having any games under my belt, but I think I am able to do that.While it remains more likely that Anderson will return to the side for the third or fourth Tests, he has been encouraged by the speed of his recent recovery.We initially thought maybe the fourth Test was a possibility, but the way Ive progressed over the last three or four weeks has been positive, Anderson said. Tarik Cohen Youth Jersey. I had a stress fracture of the shoulder blades at the back of my shoulder. It was a bit weird. I think it was just workload thing. I injured the muscle against Sri Lanka in May. The stress fracture has healed now and hopefully that will last.I bowled 30 overs last week and now it is just about carrying that on and maybe upping the intensity a little bit. The rest is just standing around and getting those miles in the legs and being used to being on your feet for seven or eight hours a day.Despite being unable to take part in the first Test - Anderson was given Wednesday off and will bowl in the nets in Rajkot on Thursday - he was delighted to be at the ground to see Stuart Broad awarded a silver cap by Andrew Strauss to mark his 100th Test.I thought I was going to miss it but it is great that I got out here in time and saw him get his cap from Straussy, Anderson said. Its an amazing achievement. Hes been a fantastic bowler for years and Ive been fortunate enough to play in the majority of his Tests as well. 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