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Outlook: AT&T Park helps keep Vogelsong's value up

The Giants will look to continue their winning ways against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

San Francisco arrives at Wrigley Field having swept the Rockies in their three-game series at AT&T Park, outscoring them, 23-8.

The Cubs have been going in the opposite direction, losing four of five games before being rained out against the Brewers on Wednesday, and have scored only 23 runs all season, good for 26th in the Major Leagues.

Hoping to continue to shut the Cubs down will be Ryan Vogelsong, who lost his previous start, ending a four-game streak to begin the season by the starting rotation of not allowing an earned run.

"It would've been nice to keep it going, but it wasn't on my mind," said Vogelsong, who allowed five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts last Saturday against the Cardinals. "I didn't feel like I pitched terribly. It was just one of those days."

Scott Feldman will take the mound for the first time at Wrigley Field as a member of the Cubs. Feldman, who spent his entire career in Texas until this season, couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in his last start against the Braves in Atlanta.

Cubs: Still looking for reinforcements
• Matt Garza, arguably the team's best pitcher from last season, is still recovering from a strained left lat. But the recovery has gone well and the Cubs hope to have him back in the lineup around the first week of May.

• Alfonso Soriano, typically the Cubs' cleanup hitter, has struggled out of the gate this season. He has only six hits in 31 at-bats, and has yet to have a home run or an RBI.

• Soriano isn't the only one struggling offensively. As a team, the Cubs rank second-to-last in the league in batting average (.198), on-base percentage (.248), OPS (.564), and are 13th in slugging (.316).

Giants: Continue to roll with hot offense
• Usually it's the defense that leads the way for the Giants, but it was the offense that set the trend against Colorado. But despite scoring 23 runs in the three-game series, only three of the runs scored via the home run -- a three-run homer by Brandon Crawford on Tuesday.

• San Francisco certainly hasn't missed Brian Wilson this season. After not offering their former closer a contract in the offseason, Sergio Romo hasn't let them down. Romo has pitched five scoreless innings, all resulting in saves, allowing only a single hit and recording eight strikeouts in the process.

• The Giants have now been involved in four shutouts, three of which ended in victory. The loss came in the season opener against the Dodgers.

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