Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.
A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, and the Giants tagged out two runners who wandered away on the same play to beat the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday.
San Francisco stopped a skid that matched its longest of the season.
The Pirates, who had won three in a row, led 5-4 in the sixth when Chris Stewart drew a one-out walk with runners on second and third.
Machi (6-0) got the ball back from the catcher and noticed Travis Snider had left second base, apparently thinking it was a bases-loaded walk.
Machi threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford to trap Snider in a rundown. Crawford tagged Snider, then saw Gaby Sanchez stray off third and break for home. Crawford threw to Machi, who tossed back to third baseman Pablo Sandoval to get Sanchez.
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Vin Scully, a Hall of Fame announcer, said he will return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.
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Commissioner of American Athletic Conference is thinking of his league as a power.