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Wednesday, August 20 (All times Eastern)

San Francisco Giants (65-59) at Chicago Cubs (55-70), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Francisco - Jake Peavy (1-3, 3.86) Chicago - Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.74)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants acquired Jake Peavy for a reason.

The veteran right-hander finally recorded his first win in 19 starts -- and first in four appearances for the Giants -- in his most recent outing, and he'll try to make it two straight when San Francisco visits Wrigley Field on Wednesday night for the second of a three-game series.

Peavy picked up a 7-1 defeat of the Chicago White Sox last Wednesday to end a drought that had seen him lose 12 straight decisions since an 8-1 win at Toronto on April 25, while he was with the Boston Red Sox.

In his first three starts with the Giants after a July 26 trade, he was 0-3 with a 4.82 earned run average.

A hot streak from Peavy couldn't come at a better time for San Francisco, which leads the chase for the National League's second wild card position, but trails the Los Angeles Dodgers by 4 1/2 games in the NL's West Division.

The Giants have lost five straight on the road and seven of 10 overall.

Peavy dropped a 2-0 decision to the Cubs while with the Red Sox in June, and was beaten, 8-3, on his last visit to Wrigley, while with the White Sox in 2013.

He's opposed by Edwin Jackson, who's lost five decisions in his last six home starts and has won just one of his last 10 overall.

He was on the losing end of a 6-2 decision against Milwaukee at home on Thursday after allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. His 5.74 ERA for the season is eight-tenths of a run higher than the next pitcher with the requisite amount of innings pitched.

Jackson dropped a 5-0 verdict to the Giants in San Francisco on May 28.

On Tuesday, Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run homer as the Cubs defeated San Francisco, 2-0, in a rain-shortened series opener. The game was called due to an unplayable field following a 4-hour rain, 34-minute rain delay.

Rizzo also added a double, posting two of the three hits for Chicago, which has won three games in a row.

Tsuyoshi Wada (3-1) allowed six hits and struck out three in his first career shutout.

Angel Pagan and Joaquin Arias both went 2-for-3 for the Giants, who had won three of their last four games coming in.

Ryan Vogelsong (7-9) spun his third career complete game, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks.

08/20 10:31:28 ET

  • NFL: NY Giants at Washington

    Thursday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Western Michigan at Virginia Tech

    Saturday at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Texas A&M

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Pittsburgh

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • Larry Fedora Press Conference

    Tomorrow at 11:45 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago at NY Jets

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT
Final
NYY 5
TOR 2
Final
MIA 1
WAS 2
Final
BAL 2
BOS 3
Final
PIT 1
MIL 0
Final
ATL 2
NYM 10
Final
TAM 5
CWS 10
Final
MIN 2
CLE 7
Final
KAN 5
DET 2
Final
HOU 8
SEA 3
Final
CHC 5
LOS 8
9th
ANA 1
TEX 2
 
7th
OAK 6
PHI 6
 
8th
COL 8
ARI 2
 
7th
SDP 5
SFG 2
 
8:05pm Tonight
STL
CIN
Final
CAR 3
CLB 4
2nd Intermission
WAS 1
BUF 0
 
1st
CLB 1
STL 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
EDM
CAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CAL
EDM
 
Final
CLE 21
BAL 23
Final
STL 31
DAL 34
Final
DET 19
GBP 7
Final
NYG 30
HOU 17
Final
JAC 17
IND 44
Final
NOS 20
MIN 9
Final
NEP 16
OAK 9
Final
BUF 10
SDC 22
Final
CIN 33
TEN 7
Final
PHI 37
WAS 34
4th
ARI 20
SFX 14
 
4th
SEA 17
DEN 3
 
4th
MIA 15
KAN 21
 
8:30pm Tonight
CAR
PIT