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Game 23 Recap: Ford’s Speed Costly to Bucs

Game 23 Recap: Ford’s Speed Costly to Bucs

Hanrahan took the loss.

Giants rookie came into the game with no Major League hits and two career runs. He didn't add any knocks. But he equaled his career total in runs with some daring baserunning which proved to be the difference in the game.

Garrett Jones got things started with a solo homer off of San Francisco starter Matt Cain in the second inning. San Francisco tied it up using some old school playing. Aaron Rowand doubled and moved to third when Freddy Sanchez grounded to second. He scored on an Aubrey Huff sac fly to knot the score at one each. The Pirates got the run back immediately. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Matt Diaz walked and swiped second. He was singled home by Lyle Overbay. Neil Walker followed with a single, but Jones flied out to end the inning.

Bucs hurler Charlie Morton allowed the first two hitters of the seventh inning to reach base - Pablo Sandoval singled and Pat Burrell walked - and he was yanked in favor of Chris Resop. He got the ...

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