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St.  Louis,  MO (SportsNetwork.com) -  Madison Bumgarner fired seven scoreless 
innings and the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-4, in 
the second test of a four-game set. 

Bumgarner  (7-3)  struck out 10  and scattered three  hits for the Giants, who 
have won eight of their last nine games. 

Hunter  Pence smacked  a three-run homer and Michael Morse added an RBI single 
among his two hits to go with a run scored in the triumph. 

Adam Wainwright (8-3) was shelled for seven runs on eight hits and a walk over 
4  1/3 innings  in his  worst start  of the  season for  St. Louis,  which has 
dropped four of its last five contests. 

"The  way  he's been  throwing you  don't expect to  score a  lot of runs like 
that," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Wainwright. 

The Giants jumped out to their 7-0 lead after plating a run in the first, four 
in the second, two in the fifth and two more in the seventh. 

Angel Pagan led off the game with a double and scored three batters later when 
Morse singled into right-center. 

All  four  of San Francisco's  runs in the second  came with two outs. Brandon 
Hicks  walked and Bumgarner singled to put runners on the corners before Pagan 
singled  home Hicks. Pence then belted a three-run shot deep into the seats in 
left to give the Giants a 5-0 lead. 

Pablo  Sandoval  hit a one-out  single in the fifth  and Morse followed with a 
double  into right-center to put runners on second and third. Seth Maness came 
on  to  replace Wainwright  and induced  a groundout  from Hector Sanchez, but 
Gregor  Blanco stepped up next and slapped a two-run single into right-center, 
plating Sandoval and Morse for San Francisco's 7-0 cushion. 

Sanchez's two-run single in the seventh made it 9-0, while Jon Jay's three-run 
double  in the eighth finally got St. Louis on the board. Allen Craig followed 
with a run-scoring double off Juan Gutierrez. 

"It got pretty far away from us but you're still seeing guys grind out the at- 
bats," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. 

                                   Game Notes 

Pence's  homer was his seventh of the season ... The Giants were 5-for-11 with 
runners  in  scoring position, while  the Cardinals finished 2-for-6 with RISP 
...  The Giants had  12 hits ... Sandoval had a pair of hits and has a 10-game 
hitting streak for the Giants, but his nine-game RBI streak came to an end. 

 
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