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Giants loses to Pirates after allowing a runscoring single in the 10th inning

Nick Gonzales’ runscoring single in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Gonzales’ leadoff hit center off Erik Miller (0-2), scoring automatic runner Connor Joe from second base and ending the Giants’ season-high four-game winning streak. The Pirates have won four of their last five games.

The Pirates scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 6-all and pin Camilo Doval with his first save in nine chances this season.

Ji Hwan Bae singled in the first run, rookie shortstop Marco Luciano’s fielding error brought in another and Bryan Reynolds’ RBI fielder’s choice put the Pirates up 6-5. Oneil Cruz then pulled a two-out double to right with an exit velocity of 120 mph to tie it up.

David Bednar (3-3) scored a scoreless top of the 10th. Cruz had three hits and Andrew McCutchen and Gonzales finished with two.

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Cruz’s drop at shortstop in the first inning with two outs allowed the Giants to score the first two runs of the game. Thairo Estrada and Matt Chapman homered as they helped the Giants build a 6-2 lead.

Estrada’s two-run shot to left center field in the fourth inning off Martin Perez pushed the Giants’ lead to 4-1. Chapman’s solo shot in the seventh made it 5-2.

Estrada also drove in a run with a groundout in the eighth inning and finished with three RBIs.

Giants starter Logan Webb allowed two runs in six innings. He has thrown at least six innings in eight of his 11 starts this year.

Perez lasted only 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs, two of which were earned. Since April 4, he is winless in eight starts.

Chapman also doubled. He, Wilmer Flores and Luciano each scored two goals for the Giants,

The Pirates’ first two runs came on Jared Triolo’s sacrifice fly in the second inning and Reynolds’ force grounder in the fifth.

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Barry Bonds, baseball career leader with 762, will be inducted into the Pirates Hall of Fame on Aug. 24, along with Jim Leyland and Manny Sanguillen, the team announced before the game.

Bonds is the only Pirates player to win two NL MVP awards. He failed to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during his 10 years on the ballot that ended this year.


Bae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and RHP Ryder Ryan was optioned to the same club. Bae led the International League with a .367 average. He started in midfield.

Giants: OF Ryan McKenna was added to the roster three days after being claimed off waivers from Baltimore and was 0 for 2 while playing right field. OF/INF Tyler Fitzgerald was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday to clear a roster spot.


Giants: C Patrick Bailey was activated from the 7-day concussion injured list and C/OF Blake Sabol was optioned to Double-A Richmond. … RF Michael Conforto (strained right hamstring) started batting practice on the field before Tuesday’s game.

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Pirates: C Yasmani Grandal (left groin complaints) left the game at the start of the 10th inning. LHP Marco Gonzales (left forearm sprain) has yet to pitch since going on the IL on April 14 and isn’t expected back until at least the All-Star break.


Giants LHP Blake Snell (0-3, 11.57 ERA) will be activated from the 15-day IL before Wednesday night’s game and start against Pirates rookie RHP Jared Jones (3-4, 2.89). Snell, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, has been sidelined since April 23 with a left adductor strain.


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