Left-hander Madison Bumgarner got his career-high sixth straight win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking a series in Cincinnati for the first time in five years.
Bumgarner (8-3 gave up three hits in eight innings, including Todd Frazier's homer, and retired the final 16 batters he faced. He's 6-0 in his past seven starts, the best such streak of his career.
Bumgarner was the NL's Pitcher of the Month in May and carried it into June with another stingy performance on the road. Bumgarner has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his past 20 road starts, a franchise record.
San Francisco moved a season-high 18 games over .500 with its 11th win in 14 games. The Giants have the best record in the majors at 39-21. The Giants own an 8 1/2 game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. They return home to play the New York Mets Friday night.
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