The Pirates' middle three hitters went 0-for-9 against Ryan Vogelsong, including two Russell Martin strikeouts. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pirates went more than two months between games in which they were held scoreless and recorded three hits or fewer.

On this Sunday afternoon, it was the Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong who shut down the Bucs in a 4-0 San Francisco victory. The last time? Matt Cain pitched into the 7th as the Giants beat the Pirates 10-0 in Pittsburgh on June 13.

Once and again for a below-average Pittsburgh offense.

"[Vogelsong] just changed speeds," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "It always seemed like where we were looking, or what we were looking for, something else came out of his hand... He played the forward-and-back game: east-...

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