Pirates blow lead, lose to Giants in 13
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A throwing error by pitcher Jared Hughes on a sacrifice bunt by reliever Jean Machi in the 13th inning allowed the San Francisco Giants to score the winning run and overcome a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-10 Monday night.
Hughes (1-1) came on to start the 13th. With one out, he walked Hunter Pence and hit Juan Perez with a pitch. Machi (5-0), in just the second plate appearance of his four-year career, then dropped down a bunt, which Hughes fielded and threw wildly past first base as Pence scored from second base.
Backup catcher Hector Sanchez had four hits and three RBIs in the Giants 20-hit attack, while Buster Posey, who got a day off from catching, had three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs.
Machi pitched two scoreless innings and Sergio Romo worked the 13th for his 10th save.