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Bumgarner, Diamondbacks send Giants to 5th straight loss

Mon, Jul 4, 2022
MLB News (AP)

Bumgarner, Diamondbacks send Giants to 5th straight loss

PHOENIX (AP) - Madison Bumgarner posted a win against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Francisco 8-3 Monday, handing the Giants their fifth straight loss.

Buddy Kennedy drove in a pair of runs and Cooper Hummel scored twice for Arizona. The Giants have lost 11 of 14.

Last season, the Giants went 17-2 against Arizona in winning the NL West title. But in the first of their 19 meetings this year, Bumgarner (4-8) and the D-backs prevailed.

Bumgarner, now in his third season with Arizona after helping the Giants win three World Series championships, allowed three runs in five innings. The 32-year-old lefty struck out four and walked three.

Bumgarner gave up a two-run single to LaMonte Wade Jr. in the first, then settled in. He was pulled after 100 pitches, and is now 2-1 lifetime against the Giants.

Carlos Rodon (7-5) gave up four runs in five innings, striking out seven.

Kennedy hit a tying, two-run single in the first. A series of Giants misplays in the second helped Arizona score two more - Rodon was late covering first on an infield single, San Francisco then botched a bunt and catcher Curt Casali made a throwing error on a steal.

Arizona led 4-3 when Kennedy greeted reliever Tyler Rogers in the sixth with an infield single. Josh Rojas hit an RBI double and scored on Daulton Varsho's single.

  • David Villar made his major league debut for the Giants, batting seventh and playing second base. On the first pitch he saw, he lined a double off the fence in right-center field. He later had an RBI single.

    Villar, the Giants' 11th-round draft pick in 2018 from South Florida, was batting .284 with 21 homers and 62 RBIs in 66 games at Triple-A Sacramento. He led the Pacific Coast League in home runs.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (left knee inflammation) is eligible to come off the injured list on Tuesday. Manager Gabe Kapler said "all systems are go" for Crawford's return.

    Diamondbacks: RHP Ian Kennedy (right calf) was placed on the 15-day injured list just before the game. Arizona recalled RHP Keynan Middleton from Triple-A Reno to replace him. Kennedy, 37, has a 3.58 ERA this season in a setup role. He left Sunday's game at Colorado after retiring one batter in the eighth inning.

    UP NEXT

    LHP Alex Wood (5-7, 5.03) will start for the Giants on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks have not yet named a starter.

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