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Three is the key
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Pirates 5, Giants 4
Paul Maholm threw 63 of his 107 pitches for strikes Thursday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
The Pirates scored three runs in the seventh inning, capped off by Adam LaRoche's RBI single after two outs, to complete a three-game series sweep against the Giants. Jason Bay and Freddy Sanchez chipped in with three hits apiece.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (14-21)
Lost 4
Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 4   PIT
Pittsburgh (15-19)
Won 3
May 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 1
Pittsburgh
0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 5/8/08  |  Recap: SF | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Pirates stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Velez, 2B4000112.222
Castillo, 3B4000021.233
  c-Bowker, PH1000011.268
Winn, RF4010010.268
Rowand, CF2110200.336
Aurilia, 1B3000113.264
Ortmeier, LF4120002.295
Burriss, SS3111000.237
  a-Molina, PH1000002.292
  Bocock, SS0000000.143
Holm, C4112000.286
Cain, P3021000.286
  Taschner, P0000000.000
  Chulk, P0000000.000
  Sadler, P0000000.000
  b-Lewis, PH1000000.303
Totals344844611 

a-Grounded out for Burriss in the 8th. b-Flied out for Sadler in the 9th. c-Struck out for Castillo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Holm (4, Maholm), Cain (1, Osoria).
TB: Winn; Rowand; Ortmeier 2; Burriss; Holm 2; Cain 3.
RBI: Burriss (1), Holm 2 (2), Cain (2).
2-out RBI: Burriss; Holm 2; Cain.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aurilia; Velez; Castillo; Molina; Bowker.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Velez (8, 2nd base off Capps/Doumit).
CS: Ortmeier (2, 2nd base by Maholm/Doumit).
PO: Ortmeier (1st base by Maholm).

FIELDING
E: Aurilia (3, fielding).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sanchez, F, 2B5230001.254
McLouth, CF4001024.324
Bay, LF4131001.286
Doumit, C4012003.333
Nady, RF3010102.349
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Yates, P0000000.000
  Capps, P0000000.000
LaRoche, 1B4011013.209
Bautista, 3B4000004.230
Bixler, SS3000122.189
Maholm, P1100110.167
  Osoria, P0000000.500
  a-Morgan, PH-RF2110001.161
Totals3451053621 

a-Singled for Osoria in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F 2 (7, Cain, Cain), Bay (4, Cain).
TB: Sanchez, F 5; Bay 4; Doumit; Nady; LaRoche; Morgan.
RBI: Doumit 2 (15), McLouth (29), Bay (12), LaRoche (11).
2-out RBI: LaRoche.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Doumit; LaRoche; Bautista.
SF: McLouth.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Maholm (Ortmeier at 1st base).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cain (L, 1-3)6.19551504.50
Taschner 0.11001004.50
Chulk 0.20001002.02
Sadler 0.20000100.00
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maholm 6.06442404.79
Osoria (W, 2-1)1.01000006.35
Grabow (H, 3)0.21001101.08
Yates (H, 5)0.10000003.38
Capps (S, 8)1.00001102.87

WP: Taschner.
IBB: Nady (by Taschner).
Pitches-strikes: Cain 113-74, Taschner 12-4, Chulk 12-6, Sadler 15-12, Maholm 107-63, Osoria 15-12, Grabow 15-8, Yates 2-1, Capps 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cain 4-10, Taschner 1-0, Chulk 2-0, Sadler 1-0, Maholm 8-5, Osoria 2-1, Grabow 0-1, Yates 1-0, Capps 1-1.
Batters faced: Cain 30, Taschner 3, Chulk 3, Sadler 2, Maholm 25, Osoria 4, Grabow 4, Yates 1, Capps 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Taschner 1-1, Chulk 2-0, Sadler 1-0, Yates 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 59 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 16,816.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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