Wade homers twice, Giants bounce back to beat Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker, left, is inspected by umpire Manny Gonzalez during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Sunday, July 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker, left, is inspected by umpire Manny Gonzalez during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, Sunday, July 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LaMonte Wade Jr. homered twice and the San Francisco Giants avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1.

Wilmer Flores and Thairo Estrada also went deep for San Francisco.

The Giants improved to a majors-best 62-37 and maintained their slim lead over the Dodgers in the NL West heading into a series between the two division rivals this week at Oracle Park.

Alex Wood struck out eight and pitched into the sixth to help San Francisco bounce back a day after the Giants had their most-lopsided loss this season.

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