Pirates

Potent bats, deft gloves overshadow Vogelsong’s San Francisco return

Josh Harrison celebrates scoring a run in the seventh inning. - GETTY

SAN FRANCISCO -- It was Ryan Vogelsong's show, so we should listen to the man.

"This win is about the other guys in this room," he said after the Pirates worked for an 8-5 win Monday night at AT&T Park. "Because, honestly, I didn't do that great of a job."

So be it. It doesn't match the readymade storyline of a 39-year-old pitcher returning to the site of past glories, but the Pirates' seventh victory in 10 games didn't concern the men on the mound as much as the eight position players who surrounded them.

Following up a double-digit outburst Sunday at Dodger Stadium, the surging Pirates (60-56) made it 19 runs in two games, their most in consecutive days since getting 20 against the Cubs on July 7-8.

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