Cincinnati at San Francisco

W: M. Bumgarner (10-4) L: J. Cueto (9-4)
HR: CIN - None   SF - None

Giants move into first place, extend shutout streak on Bumgarner's one-hitter wire reports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner's teammates had something special for him -- a shower of beer and shaving cream, a celebration for his first career complete game and shutout.

He was also one pitch away from something even more memorable.

Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter, allowing only Ryan Hanigan's solid single leading off the sixth inning, as the Giants threw their franchise-record fourth consecutive shutout and beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Thursday night.

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"It's nice to get a complete-game shutout," Bumgarner said. "But four straight shutouts? That's awesome."

Bumgarner (10-4) struck out eight and walked two in winning his fifth consecutive decision. San Francisco moved alone into the NL West lead for the first time this year.

"By the numbers, it's the best game I've thrown," Bumgarner said. "But I've felt better and gotten beaten up pretty bad. That's the way this game goes."

The Giants became the 17th team to have four or more consecutive shutouts since 1918. The Baltimore Orioles did it most recently, with five straight in 1995.

"I've seen a lot of things in this game but I've never seen that before," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's been an impressive run. That's hard to do."

Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval, Gregor Blanco and Ryan Theriot each drove in a runs for the Giants, who have won four straight and six of seven to move into first place in the NL West for the first time since last Aug. 9. Melky Cabrera had two hits and reached base four times.

"It's exciting stuff," Sandoval said. "When they are throwing like that it's fun to play defense. You want to make the plays."

Johnny Cueto (9-4) had his four-game winning streak halted. He allowed two earned runs and six hits in six innings.

"You just hate for Johnny to lose like that," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "It was a situation where he just got outpitched. On most occasions you give up two or three runs, you got a pretty good chance to win the game."

Bumgarner faced two over the minimum as Giants pitchers extended their scoreless streak to a San Francisco-record 36 innings. He walked Drew Stubbs in the first, and then retired eight straight before walking him again in the fourth.

Stubbs was caught stealing, and Bumgarner retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced.

"He's dealing," Hanigan said. "I'm glad I got one. He earned it. He's made adjustments, at least from last year to this year, in terms of how he's throwing."

Bumgarner had allowed 13 runs in his first 13 2/3 innings against the Reds, losing twice.

"I was just trying to keep us in there," Bumgarner said. "It worked out."

The Giants scored twice with two outs in the first. Cabrera walked and Buster Posey singled ahead of Pagan's RBI single. Posey came around to score on a throwing error by Jay Bruce.

Sandoval doubled home a run in the sixth and Blanco tripled home a run in the seventh. Theriot followed Blanco's hit with a single.


  • Reds INF Brandon Phillips was a late scratch because of continuing effects from the blow to the head he received during Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The Reds have lost three of their past five.
  • Cueto had not allowed a run to the Giants in his previous 22 innings against them.
  • The Giants' pitching staff has an NL-leading 10 shutouts.
  • Bumgarner became the first Giants' pitcher to win five games in a calendar month since Tim Lincecum in September 2010.
  • Reds INF Henry Rodriguez began a rehab assignment in the Arizona League on Thursday.
  • Cabrera has five hits in his past 13 at bats in four games.
  • Giants RHP Matt Cain (9-2, 2.27) goes for his ninth consecutive victory on Friday night.
  • Reds RHP Mike Leake (2-5, 4.46) has tossed seven quality starts over his past eight appearances. He's 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA in his past eight starts.
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Madison Bumgarner improves to 10-4 after striking out eight in winning his fifth decision in a row. (US Presswire)
Madison Bumgarner improves to 10-4 after striking out eight in winning his fifth decision in a row. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

M. Cabrera
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 0
San Francisco

M. Bumgarner
IP 9.0
H 1
ER 0
BB 2
K 8

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Drew Stubbs, CF2000211 .239
Joey Votto, 1B3000010 .349
Scott Rolen, 3B3000001 .190
Jay Bruce, RF3000010 .246
Todd Frazier, LF3000030 .258
    Devin Mesoraco, C0000000 .198
Miguel Cairo, 2B3000010 .127
Ryan Hanigan, C3010000 .285
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
Johnny Cueto, P1000000 .100
    Sam LeCure, P0000000 .000
    Chris Heisey, LF1000000 .261
SH - Johnny Cueto (10)
SB - Drew Stubbs (16, 3rd base off Bumgarner/Posey)
CS - Drew Stubbs (4, 2nd base by Bumgarner/Posey)
Team LOB - 2
DP - Cozart-Cairo-Votto
E - Jay Bruce (2, Throwing), Scott Rolen (4, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
Johnny Cueto (L,9-4) 6632430 2.26
Sam LeCure 1322100 3.94
Jose Arredondo 1000130 1.89
HBP - Blanco (by Johnny Cueto)
Pitches-Strikes - Johnny Cueto 108-68, Sam LeCure 26-18, Jose Arredondo 18-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johnny Cueto 4-7, Sam LeCure 2-1
Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 25, Sam LeCure 7, Jose Arredondo 4
San Francisco Giants
Gregor Blanco, RF3111000 .259
Ryan Theriot, 2B4011003 .272
Melky Cabrera, LF2120200 .355
Buster Posey, C3110102 .300
Angel Pagan, CF3111103 .295
Pablo Sandoval, 3B3011100 .306
Brandon Belt, 1B4010032 .259
Brandon Crawford, SS3000111 .230
Madison Bumgarner, P4110023 .139
2B - Pablo Sandoval (10, Cueto)
3B - Gregor Blanco (4, LeCure)
RBI - Gregor Blanco (18), Ryan Theriot (16), Angel Pagan (30), Pablo Sandoval (24)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Pagan (10), Pablo Sandoval (5)
CS - Melky Cabrera (5, 2nd base by Cueto/Hanigan)
PK - Buster Posey (1, Cueto)
Team LOB - 7
San Francisco Giants
Madison Bumgarner (W,10-4) 9100280 2.85
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 107-72
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 11-7
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 29
Game Information
Attendance - 41626
Game Time - 2:40
Temperature - 61
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna