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Bumgarner sparkles as Giants down Padres

Sep 6, 2011 - 2:38 AM San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval backed Madison Bumgarner's stellar outing with two solo homers, as the Giants downed the Padres, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game series.

Bumgarner (10-12) registered a career-high 13 strikeouts and allowed just two runs on seven hits over 8 1/3 innings.

Cody Ross went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI for the Giants, who had lost five of their previous seven, including two straight to the NL West- leading Diamondbacks.

"Of course it starts with Madison; what a job he did out there on the mound," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "But we had some big hits from everybody. Of course, Pablo had a big day."

Tim Stauffer (8-12) allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings to suffer the loss.

"Physically and mentally I feel strong and good," Stauffer said. "Just not executing as well as I need to be and as well as I know I'm capable of."

Nick Hundley hit a home run, Jesus Guzman had an RBI single and Chris Denorfia had a pair of doubles for the Padres, losers in 10 of their last 11 games.

The Giants, who trail the Diamondbacks by seven games, took a 1-0 lead on Sandoval's two-out, first-inning homer.

Bumgarner allowed a runner to reach second in each of the first four innings, but surrendered just one run, which came when Guzman singled after a Jason Bartlett double in the first.

Ross and Brandon Belt singled to place runners on the corners in the second, and Ross crossed the plate on Brandon Crawford's double-play groundout.

Sandoval began the fourth with his 18th homer of the season. Ross doubled two batters later and Crawford made it a 4-1 game with a base hit to right.

The Giants loaded the bases against Jeff Fulchino in the eighth before Ross ripped a two-run double. Josh Spence entered and walked Belt before Brad Brach walked Mark DeRosa, making it 7-1.

Bumgarner retired 12 consecutive batters between a Denorfia one-out double in the fourth and a Bartlett one-out single in the eighth. He began the ninth in search of his first career complete game, but was pulled after allowing a one- out homer to Hundley. Santiago Casilla struck out the next two batters to end the game.

Game Notes

The Giants are 46-9 this season when scoring at least four runs...Bumgarner is 14-2 in his career when receiving three or more runs of support...Sandoval notched the third multi-home run game of his career...Stauffer has lost his last three starts.

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  • Nick Hundley one-out, solo Home Run (6) to center. Chris Denorfia is due up.

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  • Pinch-hitter Mark DeRosa's walk scored Darren Ford. Bases loaded with one out and Chris Stewart due up.

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  • Cody Ross doubled to left scoring Jeff Keppinger and Pablo Sandoval. On the play, Darren Ford advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Brandon Belt due up.

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