Sandoval, Bumgarner lead Giants to 4-2 win against Padres
Kensuke Tanaka #37 of the San Francisco Giants steals second base in front of the tag of Everth Cabrera #2 of the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Petco Park.
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SAN DIEGO - Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May 21, and All-Star Madison Bumgarner settled down to allow just four hits in seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 Thursday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the weak NL West.
The defending World Series champion Giants, who snapped a four-game losing streak, have been in a free-fall since June 15. They had lost 19 of 24 games coming in and were a season-high 10 games under .500. They started the night two percentage points behind the Padres and ended it by jumping past San Diego into fourth place.
Bumgarner (10-5) allowed two runs on three hits in the first inning and then retired 14 in a row before Carlos Quentin singled with two outs in the sixth. The lefty struck out six and walked one.
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