Pagan's single lifts Giants to 7-5 win over Cubs

Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Santiago Casilla (6-5) pitched an inning to get the victory and Javier Lopez got the final two outs for his sixth save in eight chances, making the Giants 5-1 on a six-game swing through Houston and Chicago — the two worst teams in the NL Central.

Marco Scutaro also had a run-scoring single in the ninth for the Giants.