Only a day after signing his new extension, San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner took the mound Tuesday night in search of a victory over the rival Philadelphia Phillies. Bumgarner was solid, and backed behind just enough offense on the night the Giants tied the series at one apiece by the score of 4-2 at AT&T Park.
The Giants got to the Phillies Joe Blanton (L 1-2) early an often, getting out to an early lead after an RBI triple from Melky Cabrera and and RBI groundout from Pablo Sandoval in the first inning. Blanton was roughed up for 11 hits and four runs on the night, getting knocked out after five innings of work after Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Crawford earned RBI's against him with a single and fielder's choice respectfully.
As for Bumgarner (W 2-1), he was steady throughout his outing after allowing two runs on seven hits along with one walk and two strikeouts, throwing 96 in six innings pitched on the night en route to his second victory of the season. Clay Hensley and Sergio Romo held the Phils in check, while Santiago Casilla earned the save in the ninth.
Five Giants had a multi-hit game on Tuesday, lead by Schierholtz's 3-3 night with an RBI and a walk, Buster Posey went 3-4, Pablo Sandoval went 2-4, while Angel Pagan went 2-5. As for Philadelphia, Hunter Pence's homer in the fourth was their big hit on the night, finishing 1-3, while Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins finished 1-4.
Full box score can be found here.
Matt Cain (1-0 3.00 ERA) takes the bump for San Francisco Wednesday to facing off against Cliff Lee (0-1 3.46 ERA) is in the series finale. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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