McDonald picked up his first W on the season.
James McDonald tossed six plus innings of shutout baseball and the Pirates offense got just enough as the Pirates blanked San Francisco 2-0.
It wasn't all that pretty, but McDonald was effective. San Francisco had at least one runner on base in every inning except the eighth. But they were unable to come up with a key hit to push a run across.
The Pirates collected three straight hits off of Madison Bumgarner to start the second. Neil Walker singled and Steve Pearce doubled. A single from Chris Snyder scored Walker with the first run of the night. But Bumgarner stuck out Pedro Alvarez and got Brandon Wood on a shallow fly out before whiffing McDonald to end the threat. Other than that inning, Pittsburgh collected just two more hits of...
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