Gregory Polanco homered, drove in three runs and scored twice, and Kevin Newman matched his profession excessive with 4 hits for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants 10-2 Saturday evening.
Polanco lofted a sacrifice fly within the first inning, hit an RBI single within the third after which related for his eleventh homer within the fifth, all in opposition to Giants starter Kevin Gausman (9-4).
Newman added a two-run single within the fifth off John Brebbia, who relieved Gausman, to provide the Pirates a 6-1 lead. The Pirates added three runs within the eighth. The spotlight was when Michael Perez hit an RBI triple and scored on Wilmer Difo’s sacrifice fly.
The Pirates accrued a season-high 16 hits. Their run whole was one shy of their greatest for 2021.
“Video games like as we speak give us confidence in how good we’re,” Polanco stated.
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Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler had outfielder Mike Tauchman pitch the ninth to spare the bullpen. Tauchman allowed one run and three hits.
Pirates starter Wil Crowe (2-5) held San Francisco to 2 runs and 4 hits in 5 1/3 innings whereas putting out a career-high 9 and issuing one stroll.
Pittsburgh is 16-6 at Oracle Park relationship to 2014. The Giants nonetheless personal the majors’ greatest report however have misplaced two video games in a row to the Pirates, the NL Central’s last-place membership.
“I don’t suppose we have now executed any a part of our recreation during the last two days,” Kapler stated. “So I believe the transfer is to reveal a little bit of urgency, but in addition with none panic.”
Gausman, one of many NL’s high starters a lot of the season, absorbed his third loss in 4 choices. He gave up six runs and eight hits whereas strolling 4 and putting out six in 4 1/3 innings.
Gausman labored on his regular 4 days’ relaxation after the mix of an emergency medical go away and the All-Star break pressured him to pitch on seven days’ relaxation in his earlier outing, a three-inning, two-run effort in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Gausman admitted he has lacked command of his split-fingered fastball in his final two performances.
“It’s been actually irritating,” Gausman stated. “Plenty of the pitches that I’ve thrown with it (have) sort of been non-competitive … It’s positively been a problem.”
Pirates: LHP Steve Brault, who’s recovering from a left lat pressure, labored 4 good innings in a Friday evening begin for Triple-A Indianapolis at Toledo. Brault struck out six in what was his third damage rehabilitation begin.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt, who hasn’t performed since June 23 whereas recovering from proper knee irritation, ran the bases Saturday. However Kapler stated he nonetheless wasn’t sure when Belt will start an damage rehabilitation project … SS Brandon Crawford (left indirect) took floor balls. … OF Jaylin Davis (left hamstring) had a clear session of baserunning and can journey Sunday to Tacoma to affix Triple-A Sacramento on a rehab project.
The groups will full their season sequence Sunday when San Francisco LHLP Alex Wooden (8-3, 3.77 ERA), who has received three consecutive choices, opposes Pirates RHP JT Brubaker (4-9 4.68). Brubaker has 93 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings however has yielded 19 dwelling runs.