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Punchless Giants Unable to Keep Pirates at Bay

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    Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants takes the ball from starting pitcher Logan Webb #62 taking Webb out of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on September 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants managed just three hits Wednesday night and lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 at Oracle Park.

    Felipe Vazquez earned his 27th save two days after fighting a teammate in the clubhouse, and the Pirates got a welcome lift a day after reliever Kyle Crick had season-ending finger surgery following a scrap Monday with Vazquez.

    Since an injury-plagued month of May for manager Clint Hurdle's club, there have been so many other issues.

    "There's been some more miles on the tires since then," Hurdle said before the game, when Pittsburgh went through extra defensive skill work.

    Cole Tucker hit an RBI double for a key insurance run in the sixth, and Jose Osuna added a pair of doubles.

    Jaylin Davis singled home a run, Corban Joseph had an RBI groundout and Mauricio Dubon drew a bases-loaded walk as the Giants got on the board in the fifth against starter Dario Agrazal before winner Michael Feliz (3-4) took over.

    Adam Frazier and Kevin Kramer hit RBI singles in the second for the Pirates, who are 13-6 over their last 19 in San Francisco. Giants righty Logan Webb (1-2), making his fifth major league start, threw a pair of wild pitches that inning and was done after 4 2/3.

    Stephen Vogt started a second straight day at catcher for San Francisco after hitting a two-run homer and driving in four runs in Tuesday's 5-4 win. Manager Bruce Bochy had planned to start Buster Posey either Wednesday or Thursday, so he will be behind the plate Thursday afternoon.

    Pittsburgh rookie Kevin Newman has a 17-game road hitting streak.

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