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Giants blank Reds for fourth straight shutout

9:11 PM, Jun 28, 2012   |    comments
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. (Photo: US Presswire)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 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 mark.

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).

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.

Ryan Hanigan had the lone hit for the Reds, who started an 11-game road trip on Thursday.

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.

 

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