Pirates blow lead, lose to Giants in 13

May 6, 2014
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, center, celebrates with teammates Angel Pagan, right, and Pablo Sandoval, bottom, after scoring on a bunt by Giants pitcher Jean Machi during the 13th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday, May 6, 2014. The Giants won in 13 innings, 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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.



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