Explosive offense fuels Pirates' win over Giants
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, as Pittsburgh outslugged San Francisco, 12-8, in the second edition of a three-game series.
Neil Walker homered among his two hits and also drove in three runs for the Pirates, who have taken the first two in the series and four of five overall. Russell Martin added two RBI, while Starling Marte ended up with four hits and scored four times.
Francisco Liriano (5-2) did well enough to win, allowing eight hits and four runs over his six-inning start.
Joaquin Arias picked up a pair of hits and drove in three runs for the Giants, losers in four of their last six. Buster Posey added two RBI, while Hunter Pence doubled twice, scored twice and added a run driven in.
Barry Zito (4-5) was pulled after 4 2/3 frames, having surrendered 11 hits and eight runs for San Francisco, which played without the services of manager Bruce Bochy.
Bochy was suspended for one game earlier on Wednesday after he was held responsible for pitcher George Kontos plunking McCutchen in Tuesday's setback after both benches were warned. Kontos drew a three-game ban, but was protected for the time being since he was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.
06/12 22:36:35 ET