Giants edge Mets behind Bumgarner gem

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Updated: September 19, 2013

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 over seven
strong innings to lead the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets, 2-1,
in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field.

Bumgarner (13-9) allowed just one run on four hits while walking three to help
the Giants win two of three from the Mets. The lefty has now won two straight
starts, allowing three runs on nine hits and striking out 16 in 13 innings
over that span.

Juan Perez went 3-for-3 with and RBI for San Francisco, which has won five of
six and improved to 5-2 on a 10-game road trip that ends with three games
against the Yankees starting Friday.

Daniel Murphy drove in the lone run for the Mets, who ended an 11-game
homestand with just three wins.

New York starting pitcher Jon Niese (7-8) suffered the loss, allowing two runs
on seven hits in seven innings. The left-hander struck out four and walked
two.

“It’s a tough one,” said Niese. “(Catcher) Travis d’Arnaud and I did a good
job of staying om the same page. Unfortunately we came up short.”

The Giants jumped ahead in the fourth, scoring a pair of runs. The first came
when Perez singled home Hector Sanchez, while the second was courtesy of
Ehire Adrianza’s groundout that scored Joaquin Arias.

Murphy cut the Mets’ deficit in half in the bottom of the frame when he
singled home Josh Satin, who led off the frame with a double.

Javier Lopez worked the final two outs to pick up his first save of the
season.

Game Notes

Tony Abreu had two hits for the Giants … New York won the season series from
the Giants, 4-2.