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Series Recap: Pirates at Giants

The Pirates were able to take 2 of 3 from the Giants at AT&T and turn around the West coast swing. 

Game 1: Pirates 5, Giants 0

Worley took a perfect game through the 4th on his way to his first career complete game shutout. JHay hit a solo shot, keeping pace with his hot streak that began this road trip. The Pirates bats were alive early and often and allowed them to jump to an early 5-0 lead that they held. Bumgarner took the loss for the Giants. 

Game 2: Pirates 3, Giants 1

The Pirates once again jumped out to an early lead. Scoring all of their runs within the first two innings. JHay stayed hot hitting another solo home run. Travis Snider also homered, proving his worth in the Pirates lineup. Liriano was magnificent and looked to be back to his old form, going 7 strong innings, giving up only one run while striking out a season high 11 batters. The Pirates bullpen held strong behind him as Watson and Melancon threw to scoreless innings to close it out. Tim Hudson took the L for the Giants.

Game 3: Giants 7, Pirates 5

An ugly one for the Buccos. Morton struggled early on, giving up 3 runs in the first. The Giants added another before he exited. The Pirates got on the board following a Neil Walker lead off double in the 2nd. JHay remained untouchable this series homering again, his 9th of the year. Jordy Mercer also homered, a two run shot, his seventh of the year. Jared Hughes came on to work a scoreless 6th inning. Trouble came in the 7th when Justin Wilson surrendered the Pirates lead giving up two runs. He took the loss on the day. Gomez and Frieri were the last to pitch out of the Pirates pen. Gomez was charged with an unearned run and Frieri capped the inning. Tim Lincecum was no better in his outing, he exited after 3.1 and would have taken the loss. Blanco, Morse and Sandoval showed up for the Giants leading the way with multiple hit games and RBIs. Machi earned the win for the Giants. 

SERIES MVP: Josh Harrison who batted at a .363 clip while notching 4 hits, grabbing 4 rbis and blasting 3 HR