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Burrell's Steady Bat Lifts Giants Again Over Cubs
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pat Burrell hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning after an earlier two-run single, Aaron Rowand also homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday night.

Burrell also made a perfect relay throw from left field that saved an early run for the Giants, who finish this series Thursday before a weekend showdown with the first-place San Diego Padres.

San Francisco began the day 2 games behind San Diego in the NL West.

Rowand's 10th homer of the year, which came in the sixth, gave him seven straight seasons with double-digit home runs.

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