Madison Bumgarner strong, Giants beat Diamondbacks again 5-2Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner went six innings and got enough run support for a change, helping him pitch the San Francisco Giants past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday night.
Willie Bloomquist and Chris Young hit solo home runs, ending Bumgarner's 10-start string without allowing a homer. But that was about all the Diamondbacks could muster against the Giants' 21-year-old lefty, who entered the game with the fifth-worst support in the majors (2.65 runs per game).
Pat Burrell and Eli Whiteside tripled in runs as San Francisco won its fifth in a row over Arizona.
Bumgarner (3-8) gave up five hits and struck out six.
Joe Saunders (3-7) allowed three runs and threw a season-high 115 pitches in seven innings for Arizona.