San Francisco Giants defeat Chicago Cubs, 8-7

SAN FRANCISCO -- Enough already with all the talk about growing pains.

It seems the more that term has been thrown around this team lately, the more the Cubs throw around the baseball. Or boot it. Or muff it. Or fail to make a simple tag.

Some of that's about how much younger and less experienced this team is getting on almost a daily basis. But most of it's about bad baseball -- in any league.

And while the Cubs are sacrificing more than a few bottom-line results...