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Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career.

Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling Giants on Monday night.

''Just glad I gave them something fun to watch,'' said Worley, who didn't grow up a Giants fan but heard ''a lot of lip'' from friends after coming up in the Phillies organization.

Worley sure seems to bring his best against San Francisco.

Worley (4-1) struck out three and walked one in an efficient 100-pitch outing. His only other complete game came in a 7-2 win over the Giants on July 26, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Four players drove in a run off Bumgarner (12-8) in the first, and Josh Harrison hit his seventh homer in the second to provide all of Pittsburgh's pop.

Worley worked over batters the rest of the way to hand San Francisco its fifth straight loss and 12th shutout this season.

The right-hander was acquired from Minnesota on March 25 for a player to be named or cash. He spent time in extended spring training and with Triple-A Indianapolis before being thrust into Pittsburgh's rotation because of injuries.

Worley has made the most of his opportunities in the majors. He has a 2.54 ERA in eight appearances this season, including seven starts.

''He had to fight back. He had to make some adjustments,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''He's been focused. He's been prepared. He's not doing anything he hasn't done before. His confidence is playing. The command is what's showing up.''

Worley didn't allow a baserunner until Pablo Sandoval singled for the first of his two hits. Gregor Blanco hit a swinging bunt single in the sixth before being nabbed trying to steal second. And Hunter Pence's two-out triple in the ninth was the only other hit off Worley.

The Giants, who were just swept in a three-game home series by the Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, were counting on their All-Star pitcher to help wash away their woes.

Instead, Bumgarner gave up five runs and six hits in four innings. He had allowed one run in 14 innings since the All-Star break and was coming off his best start of the season.

All that evaporated in a 41-pitch first. He allowed three hits, two walks and committed one of two San Francisco errors in the inning when he misfired to second trying to pickoff Andrew McCutchen.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Left fielder Starling Marte can come off the concussion list Wednesday but likely won't resume baseball activities until a few days after that.

Giants: First baseman Brandon Belt passed his concussion test, resumed working out and is expected to return early in the team's 10-game road trip that begins Friday at the New York Mets. ... Backup catcher Hector Sanchez failed his concussion test and said he will be out least another three days. ... Center fielder Angel Pagan (back) will go through his pregame workout routine Tuesday in Arizona, and if everything goes well the Giants will set a date for his rehab assignment.

ON DECK

Pirates: LHP Francisco Liriano (2-7, 4.18 ERA) looks for his second straight victory.

Giants: RHP Tim Hudson (8-7, 2.65 ERA) tries to stop his three-game home losing streak.

TURN TWO: The Pirates helped Worley out with two double plays, including a spectacular turn by second baseman Neil Walker in the fourth. Walker grabbed shortstop Jordy Mercer's glove scoop barehanded while falling, turned and threw to first to get Michael Morse. ''I knew I was going to have to bare-hand the ball, but I just didn't know where it was going to be,'' Walker said. ''It was kind of just instinctual.''

HOME-FIELD DISADVANTAGE

After starting the season 22-9 at home, the Giants are 6-20 in San Francisco since and 28-29 overall. ''This is kind of where you make your money at,'' said Bumgarner, who is 4-6 at AT&T Park this season. ''It's really weird.''

 
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Players of the Game
Pittsburgh

V. Worley
IP 9.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 1
K 3
Pittsburgh

J. Harrison
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Josh Harrison, LF3221100.298.336.460
Jordy Mercer, SS4120011.252.294.356
Andrew McCutchen, CF3100101.309.410.540
Gaby Sanchez, 1B2001011.232.294.401
   a-Ike Davis, PH-1B1000000.244.355.376
Neil Walker, 2B4111000.279.351.456
Russell Martin, C4011000.284.416.391
Gregory Polanco, RF3011010.248.323.352
Brent Morel, 3B4000001.091.167.091
Vance Worley, P4000031.056.056.056
Totals3257526    
a-flied out for G. Sanchez in the 8th
Batting
HR - Josh Harrison (7, Bumgarner)
SF - Gaby Sanchez (1), Gregory Polanco (2)
RBI - Josh Harrison (34), Gaby Sanchez (17), Neil Walker (49), Russell Martin (36), Gregory Polanco (20)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Mercer-Walker-G. Sanchez, Mercer-Walker-G. Sanchez-Walker-Mercer-G. Sanchez
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vance Worley (W,4-1) 9400130 2.54
Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 100-71
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 13-8
Batters Faced - Vance Worley 29
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Hunter Pence, RF4010000.295.350.466
Joe Panik, 2B3000101.212.274.242
Buster Posey, C3000001.277.340.434
Pablo Sandoval, 3B3020000.278.326.429
Michael Morse, 1B3000012.273.325.472
Tyler Colvin, LF3000001.225.270.384
Gregor Blanco, CF3010011.235.312.303
Brandon Crawford, SS3000001.235.320.401
Madison Bumgarner, P1000010.255.280.489
   Yusmeiro Petit, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Tony Abreu, PH1000000.000.000.000
   Juan Gutierrez, P0000000.000.000.000
   Javier Lopez, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Andrew Susac, PH1000000.000.000.000
Totals2804013    
a-grounded out for Petit in the 6th
b-flied out for Lopez in the 9th
Batting
3B - Hunter Pence (6, Worley)
CS - Gregor Blanco (4, 2nd base by Worley/Martin)
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
E - Madison Bumgarner (2, Throwing), Buster Posey (5, Missed catch of throw)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner (L,12-8) 4655221 3.41
Yusmeiro Petit 2000010 4.00
Juan Gutierrez 2.1000020 2.83
Javier Lopez 0.2100010 2.31
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 90-62, Yusmeiro Petit 21-15, Juan Gutierrez 22-16, Javier Lopez 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 3-7, Yusmeiro Petit 2-3, Juan Gutierrez 1-4, Javier Lopez 1-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 20, Yusmeiro Petit 6, Juan Gutierrez 7, Javier Lopez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 41794
Game Time - 2:34
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Chris Segal