Giants Tie Up Wildcard Race With 3-2 Win Over Pirates

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eugenio Velez homered in the second inning and had a tie-breaking RBI double in the sixth and the San Francisco Giants stayed hot at home with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Pablo Sandoval, Bengie Molina and Juan Uribe had two hits each for the Giants, while Sergio Romo (3-1) pitched 1-3 of an inning for the win, the Giants' seventh in their last nine games at AT&T Park.

Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save and San Francisco improved to 20-7 at home since May 25.

Ryan Doumit and Luis Cruz each had two hits for the Pirates, who have lost four straight and five of six.