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Cubs Anthony Rizzo strikes out during ninth inning Wrigley Field Chicago Ill. Thursday April 11 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times

Cubs Anthony Rizzo strikes out during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

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An error by Starlin Castro and trouble covering first on a grounder by pitcher Scott Feldman opened the floodgates with two out on a big fourth inning as the Cubs blew an early 5-0 lead in their 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Despite the third two-run homer of the season so far by Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs dropped to 3-6 so far this season, with Feldman failing to pitch out of the fifth inning for the second time in as many starts as a first-year Cub.

“It was a pretty good game for eight innings,” manager Dale Sveum said. “But we couldn’t cover first base twice. We walked the pitcher [in a three-run fifth] and gave up hits to the No. 8 hitter. ...”

Said shortstop Castro: “Really frustrating.”



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