MLB Game Recap - Pittsburgh at San Francisco
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

MIL
3
MIA
2
F
ARI
1
NYM
11
F
NYY
10
DET
4
F
KC
6
CHW
3
F
STL
10
COL
3
F
CHC
4
SD
1
F
PIT
4
SF
2
F
NYY
6
DET
4
F
BOS
7
TOR
4
F
ATL
5
PHI
9
F
LAD
4
BAL
2
F
WAS
12
MIN
6
F
TB
4
TEX
6
F
OAK
3
HOU
2
F
CIN
11
SEA
5
F

September 12, 2019 3:45 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Pittsburgh (65-82)

1

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

4

8

0

San Francisco (70-77)

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

8

0

W: Musgrove (10-12)

L: Samardzija (10-12)

S: Vazquez (28)

PIT - HR: Stallings (6)

SF - HR: Longoria (19)

Musgrove sharp, Stallings homers as Pirates top Giants 4-2
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Musgrove pitched five shutout innings and hit a triple, Jacob Stallings homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday.

The Pirates took three of four in the series, and have won 14 of their last 20 games in San Francisco dating to 2014.

Evan Longoria homered for the Giants, who've lost four of five. San Francisco has dropped nine of its last 11 home games and is 31-41 at Oracle Park this season.

Musgrove (10-12) struck out seven, gave up four hits and walked none.

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez worked around a first-and-third, no-outs situation in the ninth for his 28th save in 31 attempts.

Joey Rickard drew a leadoff walk to start the ninth and Donovan Solano followed with a single, but Vazquez struck out Corban Joseph and Mike Yastrzemski, and then got Buster Posey to ground out.

Jose Osuna doubled in a run in the top of the first, and Cole Tucker tripled and scored on Kevin Kramer's sacrifice fly to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

Musgrove tripled leading off the fifth and scored on Adam Frazier's single to make it 3-0.

Longoria hit a two-run homer off reliever Yacksel Rios - his 19th - in the Giants sixth.

Stallings hit his sixth homer and second of the series leading off the seventh against starter Jeff Samardzija (10-12).

TRIPLES ALLEY

Musgrove's triple was the first by a Pirates pitcher since May 29, 2010, when Brian Burres did it.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: CF Starling Marte was out of the lineup for a fourth straight game with a left wrist sprain he suffered making sliding catch on Sunday against St. Louis.

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy moved up RHP Johnny Cueto's next scheduled start two days to Sunday, the finale of a three-game series against Miami. The two-time All-Star, who pitched five shutout innings in his first game back from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, had been scheduled to make his next start on Sept. 17 in Boston. . LHP Will Smith (back inflammation) will play catch on Friday. Bochy said his All-Star closer could be back on the mound as soon as this weekend. . OF Alex Dickerson (right oblique injury) took 40 swings on Wednesday and planned to do the same on Thursday. He'll hit against a machine on Friday and could pinch hit over the weekend, Bochy said. . OF Jaylin Davis left the game for a pinch runner after being struck by a pitch in from Rios in the sixth.

UP NEXT

Pirates: LHP Steven Brault (4-4, 4.13 ERA) will face Cubs left-hander Jon Lester on Friday in Chicago. Brault is 0-1 with a 6.31 ERA in 13 career appearances (four starts) against the Cubs.

Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (4-9, 5-33) will pitch Friday's series open against Miami. Beede ended a streak of nine winless starts in his most recent outing on Sept. 7, when he pitched five innings of four-hit ball in a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers.

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Pitchers of Record

Pittsburgh IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Musgrove (W, 10-12) 5 4 0 0 7 0.00 0.800
F. Vazquez (S, 28) 1 1 0 1 2 0.00 2.000
San Francisco IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Samardzija (L, 10-12) 6.1 8 4 1 2 5.68 1.421

Batting Leaders

Pittsburgh AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Stallings 4 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 2.5
J. Musgrove 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.8
San Francisco AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
E. Longoria 4 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 1.0
D. Solano 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.0

Team Comparison

PIT SF
At Bats 32 35
Hits 8 8
Batting Average .250 .229
On Base Percentage .265 .289
Slugging Percentage 0.500 0.371
Doubles 1 0
Triples 2 1
Home Runs 1 1
Total Bases 16 13
Walks 1 2
Strikeouts 4 13
Stolen Bases 1 0
Caught Stealing 1 0
Runners Left On Base 4 9
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 2/5 0/8
Double Plays Fielded 0 0
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - PIT Leads Series 5-2

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Apr 19 SF 1 @ PIT 4 J. Lyles M. Bumgarner
Sat Apr 20 SF 1 @ PIT 3 J. Taillon D. Holland
Sun Apr 21 SF 3 @ PIT 2 D. Rodriguez C. Archer
Mon Sep 9 PIT 6 @ SF 4 R. Rodriguez F. Abad
Tue Sep 10 PIT 4 @ SF 5 J. Cueto M. Keller
Wed Sep 11 PIT 6 @ SF 3 M. Feliz L. Webb
Thu Sep 12 PIT 4 @ SF 2 J. Musgrove J. Samardzija

Game Information

Stadium: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Attendance: 30,918
Game Time: 2:57
Weather: 88F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?