San Francisco Giants defeat Chicago Cubs, 4-3

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Grateful Dead tribute band played atop the Cubs dugout before batting practice, and surviving members of the actual band sang the national anthem Monday night before the Giants defeated the Cubs 4-3 in 11 innings.

Jerry Garcia's daughter threw out the first pitch; Bill Walton spoke soulfully of Garcia's ''wonderful curiosity'' and ''experimentation,'' and tie-dye and Dead Heads were as prevalent inside AT&T Park as a certain herbal aroma outside.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cubs' rebuilding effort for 2011 took one of its first and biggest steps Monday night when Carlos Zambrano stepped onto the mound for his first start since a June 25 tirade on the South Side.

Certainly, if general manager Jim Hendry's assessment is right -- that ''you make three or four solid moves in the offseason and we can be right there'' -- then Zambrano's quality down the stretch, starting with his second return to the rotation of the season M...