23 runs crossed the plate Friday night, but the Pirates fell short, losing 13-10 to the San Francisco Giants.
Clay Holmes was knocked out of the box after 2 and 2/3rds innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits, with no strikeouts and four walks. The plan was for Homes to give the starters an extra day of rest but it backfired as the bullpen was pressed into service. One of the bright spots for the game was a grand slam home run by Francisco Cervelli in the 7th inning.
The Pirates and the Giants will play again tonight at 8:40 on WCCS AM 1160 and 101.1 FM.