Pirates Stop 4-Game Skid, Beat Giants 6-4

Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

Pirates Stop 4-Game Skid, Beat Giants 6-4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

Gregory Polanco added an RBI triple for Pittsburgh, which snapped a four-game skid.

It was 3-all when Dominic Leone (2-1) walked Jacob Stallings leading off the seventh and Kevin Newman reached on a fielder’s choice when shortstop Thairo Estrada’s throw to second was late.

After pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo walked, Frazier worked a 2-2 count before Leone threw consecutive pitches well out of the strike zone to force in Stallings.

The Pirates added a pair of unearned runs later in the inning when first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. fumbled Ben Gamel’s two-out grounder while trying to throw the ball to pitcher Jarlin García covering the bag.

Chris Stratton (3-0) retired two batters. Richard Rodríguez pitched the ninth for his 14th save.

Steven Duggar and Alex Dickerson homered for San Francisco. Buster Posey doubled twice.

Polanco tripled to give the Pirates an early lead. Reynolds, one of two Pittsburgh All-Stars along with Frazier, made it 3-0 with his home run off starter Johnny Cueto in the third after Ke’Bryan Hayes’ two-out single.

Cueto struck out seven and allowed three runs and three hits in five innings. The right-hander, who has 21 career wins against the Pirates and is 10-0 with a 1.78 ERA over his last 15 starts against them dating to 2012, was in line for the loss before Dickerson’s tying two-run homer in the sixth.

Pirates starter Chad Kuhl matched his career-high of eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Kuhl allowed six hits and three runs with one walk.

CUETO, MAN OF STEAL

After drawing a walk off Kuhl in the second, Cueto drew loud cheers when he stole second base as Wade struck out. Cueto got a good jump and made it safely standing up. It was the first steal attempt by Cueto in his 14-year career.

GIANTS SIGN TOP PICK

The Giants signed their top pick in the draft, pitcher Will Bednar, who was taken 14th overall. Bednar went 9-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 19 games while helping Mississippi State to its first national title. Bednar attended Friday’s game, which gave him an opportunity to catch up with his brother, David, who is a reliever with the Pirates.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Luis Ovideo (left quad strain) was activated off the injured list. Ovideo had been out since June 7. RHP Max Kranick was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Giants: Brandon Crawford did some baseball activities before the game as he works his way back from a left oblique strain. The veteran shortstop is expected to be out 10-14 days. … 1B Brandon Belt (right knee inflammation) ran on a treadmill and will ramp up to running the bases Saturday. … OF Jaylin Davis (left hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. … RHP Aaron Sanchez (bicep tightness) threw 91 pitches in a rehab start and was headed back to San Francisco on Friday.

UP NEXT

Giants RHP Kevin Gausman (9-3, 1.84 ERA) attempts to bonce back from his worst outing this season after lasting only three innings against the Dodgers on Monday. Pirates RHP Wil Crowe (1-5, 6.12) has allowed at least one run in the first two innings in 11 of his 13 starts this season.

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Napa Valley Tourism Bounces Back Despite COVID Spike

While the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism.

Napa Valley Tourism Bounces Back Despite COVID Spike

NAPA (KPIX) — While the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism. Many restaurants and wineries are booked and are turning people away.

Wine is flowing in Napa Valley as tourists from far and near are visiting the region.

KPIX talked with one group that just arrived from Austin, Texas.

“It was a little scary. It was our first trip. We wore a mask, took a deep breath and ended up here,” said Rachel Edmondson.

While an increase in COVID cases has some people concerned, wineries such as Ghost Block haven’t seen a decrease in visitors at all.

“We’ve had to turn down some people since we are understaffed, like the whole valley,” said Luis Toscano with Ghost Block Wines.

In fact, at Ghost Block Wines, visitation is comparable to harvest season. Reservations are required at least a couple weeks in advance.

“Everything was booked,” Edmondson said.

“I booked everything and I can say it was busy,” said Rachel Luckcuck from San Clemente.

In downtown Napa, Napa City Nights, an outdoor concert, drew hundreds of people to Memorial Park on a Friday night.

For many, this is the most normal things have felt since the pandemic began.

“I feel like everything has been so fun, people have been so welcoming and so social. I feel like I don’t want to say it’s back to normal but it’s felt pretty much back to normal,” said Sara Crawford from San Clemente.

While a few restaurants and bars are now requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test in the Bay Area, there were no restrictions at Napa City Nights or Ghost Block Wines.

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