One day after being claimed off waivers, right-handed reliever Jairo Asencio is expected to join the Cubs on Saturday. The 29-year-old posted a 5.96 ERA in 18 games with the Indians this season, giving up 17 earned runs off 27 hits and eight walks over 25 2/3 innings of work. Combined with his time on the Braves in 2009 and '11, Asencio is 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA in 27 career Major League relief appearances. "It's a good arm from Cleveland who put up some impressive Minor League numbers the last couple years," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. Asencio was 3-2 with a 1.81 ERA in 47 relief outings with Triple-A Gwinnett last season. Giants: Romo fully recovered
Though he didn't call on Sergio Romo in Friday's victory, Bochy said prior to the game that the reliever was available out of the bullpen after missing the last three games. Romo suffered a partial dislocation of his right knee cap while stretching before Monday's game and hasn't pitched since. "He came out and threw and felt fine," Bochy said before Friday's game. "He was covering first base and doing all the little things that he'll need to be able to do. He's good to go." The right-hander has allowed just one run over 14 2/3 innings in 18 appearances this season. Worth noting
Giants outfielder Angel Pagan set a franchise record Friday by recording a hit in his 25th consecutive home game. The previous record was held by Don Mueller, who hit safely in 24 straight home contests from Sept. 13, 1954-May 5, 1955. Since homering in his first career at-bat against Cain in 2006, Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is 0-for-7 against the right-hander with three strikeouts.