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W 4-1
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W 3-1
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SF 3 - 2 Pit
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Posey ends long homerless drought, Giants edge Pirates 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Buster Posey kept insisting the longest homerless drought of his career wasn't weighing on him even as days turned into weeks and weeks stretched into months. The San Francisco Giants catcher believed if he simply kept showing up for work, then the ball would eventually find its way over the fence.

"The stuff that's happened in the past, whether it's this year or another year, it doesn't do any good to harp on it," Posey said.

Maybe, but the smile on the six-time All-Star's face as he bounded into the San Francisco dugout following a three-run shot off Pittsburgh's Chris Archer showed the franchise cornerstone was ready to drop the topic for good. It didn't hurt that Posey's shot produced all the offense his team would need in a taut 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.340
HR: J. Bell3
RBI: J. Bell13
SB: S. Marte3
W: N. Burdi2
ERA: J. Lyles0.53
Saves: F. Vázquez6
K: C. Archer24
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Pittsburgh 127.632-
St. Louis 129.5711
Milwaukee 1310.5651
Chi Cubs 1010.5002.5
Cincinnati 813.3815
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .233 (22)
Runs: 66 (27)
Hits: 139 (27)
Home Runs: 15 (27)
Stolen Bases: 11 (10)
OBP: .306 (21)
SLG: .369 (26)
Total Bases: 220 (28)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.52 (1)
Runs Allowed: 56 (1)
Saves: 8 (7)
Strikeouts: 173 (23)
OpBA: .201 (2)
OBP: .269 (2)
SLG: .340 (2)
Run Support: 3.69 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 E. Díaz Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/21 E. Díaz Removed From 10-Day IL (Virus)
4/21 J. Stallings Placed on 10-Day IL (Cervical neck strain)
4/20 E. González Placed on 60-Day IL (left clavicle fracture)
4/20 S. Marte Placed on 10-Day IL (Abdominal wall contusion)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/20 E. González left clavicle fracture (on 60-day DL)
4/20 S. Marte Abdominal wall contusion (on 10-day DL)
4/9 K. Newman Right middle finger laceration (on 10-day DL)
4/4 K. Crick off 10-day DL
4/4 C. Dickerson Posterior right shoulder strain (on 10-day DL)
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