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Giants Walk Off, Complete Sweep Of Bucs

The San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday with an 8-7 walk-off victory in front of their home crowd.

The Pirates have now fallen to 45-70 on the season, owning just a 21-41 record on the road.

Zach Thompson started for the Bucs on Sunday, giving up five runs on seven hits in four innings. Wil Crowe suffered the loss (4-7), giving up the Giants’ game-winning runs in the bottom of the ninth.

San Francisco built a lead through the first half of the game that appeared, at the time, to be insurmountable.  A double by Tommy La Stella in the bottom of the second inning got the Giants on the board, and that was followed by a three-run homerun by LaMonte Wade Jr.  A double by Wilmer Flores in the fourth scored another run, and the Giants led 5-0.

The Pirates climbed their way back into the game with a three-run fifth inning.  A two-run double by Bryan Reynolds made it 5-2, and a RBI groundout by Ben Gamel cut the lead to 5-3.  A monster three-run homerun by Reynolds in the seventh gave the Bucs their first lead of the game at 6-5.

The Giants tied the game in the bottom of the seventh when Brandon Crawford doubled home Flores.  The game remained knotted up until the ninth inning.  A single by Rodolfo Castro scored Reynolds to make it 7-6 Pittsburgh.  But unfortunately, the Giants would have the last laugh.  Thairo Estrada would step up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth and crack a two-run game-winning homerun off Crowe to end the game.

This was a disastrous way to end a horrible weekend in San Francisco for the Pirates.  Nothing seems to be going right for this team at the moment, while the losses continue to pile up.  After a much-needed day off on Monday, the Bucs will return to action at PNC Park on Tuesday for a matchup against the Boston Red Sox.

Record vs. Giants: 1-5

Record vs. N.L. West: 14-17

Record on the Road: 21-41

Overall Record: 45-70


As Always…

Let’s Go Bucs!

Chad Carlson

Co-Editor of Fans From The Stands, Pirates' Beat Writer For Armchair Report, Sports writer for AMN, SteelTownRock And Music City Encore Editor