Mistakes doom Arrieta, Cubs as Bumgarner, Giants win 3-2

Rizzo's foundation has raised about $2 million to support families of children with cancer and cancer research.

"That's the one play of the whole game I'd like to have back, where we just let Crawford go to third base", Maddon said.

"I thought the momentum had changed", Crawford said in a deadpan. "We've still got the division in our sights for sure".

Lester (15-4) didn't give up a hit until Hunter Pence's solo home run with two out in the seventh inning. San Francisco doubled their lead in the fourth on a Eduardo Nunez RBI single. He then worked around Trevor Brown's one-out double in the eighth.

"You've got to get there, but it's a tough group", he said.

"As bad as it seems, we're still in a better spot than we were in 2014", Bumgarner said. Some balls we did hit well were right at them. Chicago totaled seven hits and three walks with Arrieta and Javier Baez driving in runs while Baez and Ben Zobrist scored. Other than that, he was basically flawless as the Cubs move their record to 87-47. It was the fifth time this season Bumgarner has notched double-digit strikeouts.

Manager Bruce Bochy said he expects Law to be at full strength when his 15 days on the disabled list end on September 12.

Willson Contreras hit a leadoff double in the second but didn't reach third after Bumgarner struck out Matt Szczur and Arrieta to end the inning.

The Giants entered the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33.

Lester walked Buster Posey with two outs in the first inning and followed by setting down 18 straight by getting some help.

Joe Panik called Crawford "a modern-day Rickey Henderson" after Crawford's swiftness and smartness gave the Giants their decisive run in the sixth inning, and the game ended on a defensive sequence in which several Giants made heads-up plays. That came less than two years after he was diagnosed with cancer. He acknowledged he started thinking about a second one after the first inning and added, "Anybody that tells you different is lying to you". Will Smith struck Jason Heyward out to strand a runner in the eighth. Green said he doesn't think he will need surgery. "I was able to keep the ball down and keep the defense active today".

Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis delivered RBI doubles during a four-run ninth that lifts Atlanta past Philadelphia 8-4.

Arrieta won his first four starts of August before being knocked around for six runs in 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision Monday against Pittsburgh.

REDS 3, CARDINALS 2 Eugenio Suarez singled up the middle with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, rallying Cincinnati past St. Louis. The Cubs have claimed the first two games between the potential National League playoff opponents. He had thrown just 66 pitches through six innings, and for the Cubs, the game held all the markers for a historic afternoon. Like Arrieta, Bumgarner lasted 6 innings on Saturday.

RANGERS 12, ASTROS 4: Adrian Beltre and Nomar Mazara homered, Derek Holland pitched his third straight quality start since coming off the disabled list and host Texas won its seventh straight.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera homered and finished with three hits and four RBIs as the Tigers edged Kansas City 7-6.

Alex Cobb pitched well in his first major league game since undergoing Tommy John surgery previous year, giving up two runs and four hits while fanning seven over five innings of Tampa Bay's 8-3 rout of Toronto.

Chicago's Todd Frazier homered for the second straight game and Adam Eaton had four hits as the White Sox beat Minnesota 11-4.

Washington Nationals hurler Max Scherzer and Cubs breakout star Kyle Hendricks - who leads Major League Baseball in ERA - are among the favorites right now, while some still feel Clayton Kershaw deserves consideration, despite missing two months with a herniated disk in his back, for his historic start to the season.

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