Worley (4-1) faced the minimum through seven innings and wound up
allowing four hits in his second career complete game - and first
since July 26, 2011, also against San Francisco. The Pirates
improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break and pulled within two games
of first-place Milwaukee in the National League Central.
Harrison followed up his four-hit performance in Sunday's win at
Colorado with two more hits while Neil Walker and Russell Martin had
RBI singles in Pittsburgh's four-run first inning. Gaby Sanchez and
Gregory Polanco each delivered sacrifice flies in the first as the
Pirates sent the Giants to their fifth straight defeat.
Madison Bumgarner (12-8) lasted only four innings and gave up five
runs on six hits for San Francisco, which dropped two games behind
NL West-leading Los Angeles. Pablo Sandoval had two of San
Francisco's four hits.
Pittsburgh loaded the bases with no outs in the first against
Bumgarner, who threw 42 pitches in the frame and hurt himself with a
pair of walks and a throwing error. Sanchez and Polanco sandwiched
sacrifice flies around RBI singles by Walker and Martin before
Harrison went deep in the second inning for a 5-0 edge.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Worley retired the first 12 batters he faced and erased
lead runners in the fifth and sixth innings on a double play and caught
stealing, respectively. ... RF Hunter Pence's two-out triple in the
ninth inning was only the second extra-base hit for the Giants during
their five-game skid. ... Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole struck out seven and
allowed five hits in five scoreless innings in a rehab start at Triple-A
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