After winning the first four games on the road trip, the San Francisco Giants dropped the final two games to the Pittsburgh Pirates that included a 4-3 loss in the series finale this afternoon.
All three games against the Pirates were decided by one-run and the Giants are now 9-8 in games decided by one-run. Tim Lincecum lasted only four innings on the day and allowed five hits to Pirates batters with two strikes. He has surrendered nine hits to batters this season with two strikes as the opposition is batting .450 against him in those situations. The Giants are now 5-2 in his starts.
Brandon Belt recorded his ninth home run on the year and has homered in every city this season he has played in from Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Colorado, Atlanta and Pittsburgh.
The Giants are 10-3 this year in day games and have won seven of their 11 series this year. The Giants will look to improve their current 4-2 record on the road Thursday night as they begin a four-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. The orange and black are 4-2 versus their rivals and 14-11 facing the National League West.
During the Giants 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night, Tim Hudson became the first Giants pitcher to go seven plus innings in his first seven starts since Vida Blue did so back in his first nine starts in 1981. Blue finished that season with an 8-6 record and 2.45 ERA in 18 starts.
Following Tuesday's game, the Giants recalled George Kontos and optioned Jake Dunning back to Triple-A Fresno.
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