, the son of Giants manager
, provided the Cubs with all their offense with a three-run homer in the first inning off Giants starter
"Just one pitch," Moss said. "I was trying to come in just to get him off my changeup because I made him look bad with a changeup the pitch before, so it was a situation where I just out-thought myself."
Clement (8-9) pitched his first complete game since a three-hitter at Arizona on August 24, 2002. The righthander also had a two-hitter last season on May 28 at Pittsburgh.
) called a great game, Moises got the runs on offense, and the guys played great behind me," Clement said. "I held them off. It was a team win."
It was Clement's fourth career complete game and his third career shutout.
In the fifth, Clement struck out Jose Cruz Jr.,
and Moss on nine pitches. He struck out
on three pitches to start the sixth.
"He had a very good slider tonight," Cruz said. "We didn't do a very good job of picking it up or laying off it."
The Giants got only one runner as far as third base. After
reached on an error by third baseman
in the seventh, Galarraga singled to put runners at the corners. But Clement struck out Cruz to end the inning.
"When Matt needed it, the guys behind him backed him up, and then at times Matt just picked it up and struck guys out," Cubs manager
Clement's performance overshadowed Moss, who gave up only five hits in seven innings. The lefthander struck out three and walked one but was done in by Alou's home run.
"If I throw well, I'll get my wins," Moss said. "I threw well tonight, but Clement threw lights-out."
With his 16th homer, Alou surpassed his season total of a year ago.
The Giants lost for just the second time in 12 games.