Giants break out, outlast Pirates in hit parade

Giants break out, outlast Pirates in hit parade

SAN FRANCISCO — Though Friday’s 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates gave the Giants a much-needed collective triumph, the result didn’t obscure Buster Posey‘s individual deeds.

The Giants, who broke a three-game losing streak, welcomed this reminder that they could sustain a Major League offensive effort. They scored three first-inning runs, engineering the rare (for them) of amassing multiple runs at the game’s outset.


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SAN FRANCISCO — Though Friday’s 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates gave the Giants a much-needed collective triumph, the result didn’t obscure Buster Posey‘s individual deeds.

The Giants, who broke a three-game losing streak, welcomed this reminder that they could sustain a Major League offensive effort. They scored three first-inning runs, engineering the rare (for them) of amassing multiple runs at the game’s outset.


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Ignited by Andrew McCutchen‘s leadoff home run, they sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and 10 more in the third. This marked the only time this season besides July 8 against St. Louis that they batted around in an inning twice in one game. Every starter hit safely and scored at least once, including pitcher Derek Holland.

Video: PIT@SF: McCutchen leads off with homer to right

San Francisco’s 13-run outburst matched its total for its previous five games.

More often than not, the Giants’ uprisings featured Posey, who went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. He singled and scored in the first inning, delivered a two-run single in the third and added an RBI single in the fourth.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

Published at Sat, 11 Aug 2018 06:04:12 +0000

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