The Pittsburgh Pirates took two-of-three from the San Francisco Giants after a 4-3 win Wednesday afternoon. The Pirates have now won back to back series for the first time since the opening week of the season.
Yet, the craziness of the series highlighted the early portion of the weeks schedule. Between blowing a six run lead, and winning on a walk-off replay, the series between the Pirates and Giants produced some interesting statistics.
1. Starling Marte's walk-off was the first walk-off on a reviewed play in Major League history.
2. Charlie Morton and Gerrit Cole became the first Pirates' pitchers to toss back-to-back eight inning games since Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzelanny pitched back-to-back complete games in August of 2007 against none other than the Giants.
3. The Pirates collected their Major League leading fifth walk-off win of the year Tuesday. The Pirates have won half of their ten home wins via the walk-off.
4. Pittsburgh used six relievers on Monday, only to use Tony Watson Tuesday and Mark Melancon Wednesday.
5. The Pirates and Giants combined for 21 runs and 36 hits Monday, only to combine for three and 10 on Tuesday.
6. Ike Davis went 5-for-10 with three walks in the series. Prior to playing the Giants, he had just eight hits since joining the Pirates April 19.
7. Pittsburgh took over the National League lead with 10 triples. The 10 triples have been hit by seven different Pirates.
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