The San Francisco Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. The game took place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the final score was 8-0. The Giants are no strangers to the postseason as they won it all in 2010 and 2012. If they continue the streak they would win it all again this season. Madison Bumgarner showed that he is one of the best young pitchers and Edinson Volquez was not that good. Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam to lead the Giants offense.
Bumgarner pitched a complete game shutout. He gave up four hits and a walk with ten strikeouts.
Volquez took the loss pitching five innings and giving up five hits and five runs. He walked three and struck out three. Justin Wilson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Jared Hughes pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Bobby LaFromboise pitched 2/3 of an inning. John Holdzkom pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Mark Melancon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Gregor Blanco drew a walk, Panik had three hits and Buster Posey had two hits and an RBI. Pablo Sandoval had two hits and drew a walk, Hunter Pence had a hit and drew a walk and Brandon Belt had two hits, three RBI and drew two walks. Crawford had a hit and four RBI, Ishikawa drew a walk and Crawford hit a homerun. The Giants were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Crawford and Arias each committed an error.
Josh Harrison had two hits, Andrew McCutchen drew a walk and Russell Martin had a hit. Starling Marte had a hit and the Pirates were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
In the fourth Crawford hit a grand slam to give the Giants a 4-0 lead. In the sixth Belt hit an RBI single to increase the lead to 5-0. In the seventh Belt hit a two run single and it was 7-0 and then the Giants added another run in the eighth on a Posey RBI single to make it 8-0 and that was the final score. The Giants will move on to play the Washington Nationals in the NLDS.