National League Game Summary - Cincinnati at San Francisco|
(Thursday, June 28th)
Final Score: San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Madison Bumgarner tossed a one-hit
shutout and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds, 5-0, in the
opener of a four-game series.
Bumgarner (10-4) struck out eight and walked two en route to his first career
shutout for San Francisco, which was coming off a three-game sweep of the Los
Angeles Dodgers. The left-hander has made six starts in June and sports a 5-0
The Giants, who did not allow a run in their set with the Dodgers, have posted
four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. The 36.0
consecutive scoreless innings streak is the longest in franchise history since
July 26-30, 1948 (also 36).
"Amazing! It really is," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of the shutout
streak. "I've never seen it."
Ryan Theriot, Gregor Blanco, Pablo Sandoval and Angel Pagan had an RBI apiece
for San Francisco, which improved to 4-0 on a seven-game homestand. The Giants
are now in sole possession of first place in the NL West for the first time
Ryan Hanigan had the lone hit for the Reds, who started an 11-game road trip
Johnny Cueto (9-4) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six
frames to take the loss. He fell to 4-1 in June.
The Giants gave Bumgarner all the support he would need in the first inning.
Melky Cabrera worked a two-out walk, moved to second on Buster Posey's single
and crossed the plate on Pagan's base hit to right. Jay Bruce's throwing error
allowed Posey to score as well.
Cincinnati's first hit of the game came in the sixth, when Hanigan led off
with a single up the middle.
"You feel helpless sitting over there. There's not much you can do when you're
not getting hits and not getting baserunners," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
San Francisco tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth. Pagan worked a
two-out walk and scored on Sandoval's double to left. Todd Frazier misplayed
the ball off the bat and was caught out of position.
The Giants added two more runs in the seventh to build a 5-0 margin. Sam
LeCure gave up a one-out single to Bumgarner, who raced home on Blanco's
triple to right-center field. Theriot followed with an RBI single up the
Bumgarner was perfect after giving up the hit to Hanigan.
"Madison was in charge the whole way. I actually thought he got a little
better as the game went," Bochy said.
Bumgarner is the first Giants pitcher to win five games in a calendar
month since Tim Lincecum did so in September 2010. He also improved to 1-2 in
four career starts against the Reds...Cueto had lasted at least seven innings
in his previous five straight starts...Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips,
who turned 31 on Thursday, sat out with a head injury.
06/29 03:39:30 ET