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Giants end skid at six; Bumgarner throttles Rockies

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.

Bumgarner scattered four hits in seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

"It was a big win for us," Bumgarner said. "I feel like that you have to think you have to be there every time out really, whether you're winning or losing."

San Francisco had lost six straight, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from June 26-July 1, 2010. The World Series champions had dropped seven consecutive road games.

"Bumgarner has been consistent all year," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's been consistent in every start. He's a special talent. and he showed that today."

Bumgarner (8-5) struck out five and walked three, improving to 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in his last five starts. Sergio Romo pitched a one-hit ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.

Colorado was impressed with his offspeed pitches.

"He kept us off guard with his command of that pitch throughout the game," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "It is what you expect from on the better pitchers in the league."

Colorado's Michael Cuddyer singled in the eighth off Sandy Rosario, extending his hitting streak to 27 games. The streak is the longest in Rockies history and in the majors this season. He has reached base safely in a franchise-record 45 straight games.

"I got a slider for the hit, and got it just under the glove of the shortstop," Cuddyer said.

Drew Pomeranz (0-1), making his 2013 big league debut after being recalled from Triple A Colorado Springs, allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.

Buster Posey put the Giants ahead with a solo home run in the third.

San Francisco extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth on a run-scoring throwing error by first baseman Jordan Pacheco on Posey's grounder and Pence's 13th homer.

Carlos Gonzalez hit his 22nd home run of the season in the sixth.

Notes

  • The Giants avoided what would have been their fifth series sweep.
  • San Francisco RHP Chad Gaudin (bruised right elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday, and Bochy said he will be ready to be activated from the DL when he is eligible on July 6.
  • 3B Nolan Arenado was limping after being hit in the left ankle by Bumgarner in the sixth but remained in the game.
  • Dexter Fowler missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore right hand. Weiss said Fowler showed improvement and could be ready Tuesday.
 
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Madison Bumgarner helps the Giants get back on track by limiting the Rockies to one run and four hits in seven innings.  (USATSI)
Madison Bumgarner helps the Giants get back on track by limiting the Rockies to one run and four hits in seven innings. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

H. Pence
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
Colorado

C. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andres Torres, LF5110012 .268
Tony Abreu, 2B5130000 .325
Buster Posey, 1B4111101 .322
Hunter Pence, RF5122011 .284
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4010133 .274
Juan Perez, CF3110211 .256
Guillermo Quiroz, C5021011 .196
Brandon Crawford, SS3000114 .269
Madison Bumgarner, P3010013 .156
    Hector Sanchez, PH1000010 .216
Totals385124510  
a-struck out for Bumgarner in the 8th
Batting
2B - Tony Abreu 2 (6, Pomeranz)
HR - Buster Posey (12, Pomeranz), Hunter Pence (13, Pomeranz)
RBI - Buster Posey (48), Hunter Pence 2 (42), Guillermo Quiroz (4)
2-OUT RBI - Guillermo Quiroz (2)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Crawford-Abreu-Posey
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner (W,8-5) 7411351 3.08
Sandy Rosario 1211020 3.00
Sergio Romo (S,19) 1100000 2.32
HBP - Arenado (by Madison Bumgarner)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 104-65, Sandy Rosario 25-15, Sergio Romo 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 12-3, Sergio Romo 1-2
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 28, Sandy Rosario 5, Sergio Romo 4
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4010112 .284
Jordan Pacheco, 1B4010001 .259
Carlos Gonzalez, LF4111023 .296
Michael Cuddyer, RF4110012 .344
Wilin Rosario, C3011102 .275
Nolan Arenado, 3B3000011 .264
Tyler Colvin, CF4000002 .173
Josh Rutledge, SS3010110 .222
Drew Pomeranz, P1000001 .000
    Corey Dickerson, PH1000011 .250
    Yorvit Torrealba, PH1000000 .290
    Todd Helton, PH1010000 .241
Totals3327237  
a-struck out for Lopez in the 5th
b-grounded out for Corpas in the 7th
c-doubled for Outman in the 9th
Batting
2B - Wilin Rosario (12, Rosario), Todd Helton (6, Romo)
HR - Carlos Gonzalez (22, Bumgarner)
RBI - Carlos Gonzalez (60), Wilin Rosario (41)
2-OUT RBI - Wilin Rosario (13)
SB - DJ LeMahieu (11, 2nd base off Bumgarner/Quiroz)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Arenado-LeMahieu-Pacheco
E - Jordan Pacheco (3, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drew Pomeranz (L,0-1) 4.1744452 8.31
Wilton Lopez 0.2100010 3.95
Manny Corpas 2111120 3.46
Josh Outman 2300020 4.45
Pitches-Strikes - Drew Pomeranz 92-57, Wilton Lopez 17-13, Manny Corpas 31-17, Josh Outman 24-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Drew Pomeranz 7-1, Manny Corpas 3-1, Josh Outman 2-1
Batters Faced - Drew Pomeranz 24, Wilton Lopez 3, Manny Corpas 8, Josh Outman 8
Game Information
Attendance - 41845
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Bob Davidson