Pittsburgh 13, San Francisco 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 8, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 28954

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 3
Pittsburgh 2 0 1 3 1 3 2 1 13 17 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 46-40 26-16 20-24 L2
Pittsburgh 48-37 29-14 19-23 W2

Recap


Pirates 13, Giants 2: Neil Walker went 5-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs while Andrew McCutchen recorded three hits, including a pair of two-run blasts, as host Pittsburgh completed a 6-1 homestand.

A.J. Burnett won his ninth straight decision and Casey McGehee collected three hits and two RBIs for the Pirates, who improved to a major league-best 29-14 at home.

Walker, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, doubled and scored on McCutchen's home run in the first inning before belting a solo shot in the third to make it 3-0. After delivering an RBI single in the fourth, he singled and scored on McGehee's two-run base hit two innings later.

Walker completed his five-hit effort in the seventh with a two-out single, and McCutchen followed with his 18th homer of the season. It capped the seventh career two-homer performance for the All-Star and his third this year.

Burnett (10-2) cruised through the first six innings, limiting San Francisco to two hits while retiring 13 batters in a row at one point. The veteran right-hander, who also hit an RBI single, finished having allowed two runs and four hits while walking two and striking out five.

Tim Lincecum (3-10) continued to struggle, surrendering six runs and seven hits over 3 1/3 frames. The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner has lost seven of his last eight decisions.

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer for the Giants, who completed a 1-5 road trip with their seventh loss in nine overall games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: McGehee left the game following his two-run single in the sixth with a mild left groin strain ... Walker's five-hit performance was the second of his career. His first-inning single extended his hitting streak to 12 games ... Lincecum has lasted only 3 1/3 innings in each of his last two starts ... Pirates RHP Brad Lincoln retired all eight batters he faced.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Pittsburgh
Tim Lincecum Player A.J. Burnett
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 4
16.20 ERA 2.84
Hitting
San Francisco   Pittsburgh
Buster Posey Player Neil Walker
1 Hits 5
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 9
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 4 1 8 .129 7 7 2 2 0 3
Pittsburgh 17 3 29 .415 17 8 11 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Pirates have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Houston. The Giants have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .575 after a loss.