Pirates Vs. Giants: Madison Bumgarner Dominates Bucs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 9: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitch-hit for, leading 3 to 0 hugs teammate Tim Lincecum #55 against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventbh inning during an MLB baseball game at AT&T Park August 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 as the Pirates' offense floundered yet again.

The Pirates may have broken their 10-game losing streak Monday night, but their 6-0 loss against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday was another example of what's becoming a very depressing pattern: the opposing starter racks up strikeout after strikeout, the Bucs never walk at all, and unsurprisingly, they struggle to score. 

Bumgarner had 10 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings, scattering just four hits. The Pirates did manage to load the bases in the ninth, but their offense was never really in it.

That made life just about impossible for Bucs starter James McDonald. McDonald allowed three runs in six innings while striking out four and walking three. He allowed solo home runs to Chris Stewart in the fifth and Aubrey Huff in the sixth. 

Jason Grilli and Joe Beimel combined to allow three runs in the eighth, allowing Giants closer Brian Wilson to take the night off. 

The series concludes on Wednesday at 3:45 PM Eastern.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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