CHICAGO -- Wednesday's first break came just before the first pitch, when Major League Baseball announced that the Giants had won their protest of Tuesday's controversial loss. The second one came when Edwin Jackson took the mound for the Chicago Cubs.
The Giants jumped all over the erratic right-hander, knocking him out in the third inning en route to a 8-3 win.
Four hits, two walks and a sacrifice fly led to four first-inning runs, with Travis Ishikawa getting the biggest blow, a two-run double. Ishikawa added another RBI double in the third and finished with three hits. Andrew Susac hit his first-career homer in the third inning and Hunter Pence had a solo blast in the fourth.
The Giants had 12 hits. Jackson walked off to a shower of boos after 2? 2/3 innings and saw his ERA rise to 6.09. He has lost 14 games this season.
Jake Peavy gave up 10 hits but allowed just two earned runs. He struck out 10 and got three double plays in the first four innings. Peavy's biggest contribution was finding a way to get through seven innings a night before the Giants and Cubs play twice -- the completion of the suspended game followed by the scheduled game.
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