|Bumhgarner Smothers Astros|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:55|
Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 5-1 Friday night. Bumgarner (11-5) retired 13 straight until Chris Snyder's solo shot in the seventh inning in another dominating start for the blossoming left hander. He struck out five and walked two. Posey hit his team-leading
11th home run of the season. Bumgarner brought his season total to 104 strikeouts - reaching the century mark by getting Brian Bixler swinging for the second out in the first - and never faced any serious opposition from a depleted Astros lineup. Bumgarner, who pitched a one-hitter for his first complete game two starts ago against Cincinnati, gave up a single to Jed Lowrie leading off the second inning. The win also leaves San Francisco just one-half game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West. The Dodgers defeated San Diego, 2-1. Bumgarner will make his next scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday at Turner Field.
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