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Bumgarner gets first shutout of career

The Sports Xchange
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--LHP Madison Bumgarner recorded his first career shutout on Thursday night, allowing just a sixth-inning single by Ryan Hanigan in the Giants' 5-0 victory over the Reds. Bumgarner's outing extended the string of shutouts thrown by San Francisco pitching to four games in a row, a franchise record, and 36 innings in a row, a San Francisco record. Bumgarner has won five decisions in a row.

--OF Melky Cabrera reached base four times Thursday, with two hits, and he has five hits in his past 13 at-bats. Cabrera's .355 average is third highest in the league, and his 108 hits lead the league.

--RHP Matt Cain will go for his ninth consecutive victory on Friday against the Reds, while also trying to extend the Giants' string of shutouts to five games in a row. One of Cain's two losses this season was to Cincinnati, after he allowed five hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings on April 24. He is 4-4 with a 3.19 ERA lifetime against the Reds.

--OF Angel Pagan has driven in four of the Giants' past 13 runs, and he is batting .295 after a 1-for-3 night Thursday. He is hitting .333 at home.

--INF Ryan Theriot extended his hitting streak to six games Thursday when he singled and drove in a run. Theriot has six hits in his past 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

BY THE NUMBERS
17-9 -- The Giants' league-best record this month.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's nice to get a complete-game shutout. But four straight shutouts? That's awesome." -- LHP Madison Bumgarner after recording his first career shutout and the Giants' fourth in a row.

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