After dropping the first three games on this five-game road trip, the San Francisco Giants rebounded by winning the last two, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday afternoon. They finish the road trip with a 2-3 record and now head home for a 10-game homestand.
Madison Bumgarner stuffed the Diamondbacks by allowing two hits, one run and seven strikeouts in eight innings to improve his record to 9-4 on the year. The Giants lefty is 4-1 in his last six starts with a 1.64 ERA and 46 strikeouts. The orange and black are 10-6 in his starts this season.
Giants second baseman Joe Panik made his first Major League start Sunday and recorded his first big league hit in the top of the fifth. He produced his first career RBI in the top of the ninth with a double on a 0-2 count. He also made a great defensive play to end the bottom of the sixth. He batted seventh in the lineup and wore the No. 12. Panik made his big league debut Saturday night and drew a walk in first big league at-bat.
Buster Posey smacked a hit on the day and has hit safely in 17 of 18 games this month. Sergio Romo notched his 22nd save on the day. The Giants are 20-18 versus the National League West, 17-6 in series finales and 20-9 in day games.
Angel Pagan missed his sixth straight game with lower back stiffness and could be headed for the DL. The Giants center fielder took an epidural on Friday to alleviate the pain. Michael Morse also missed the game with back tightness after leaving Saturday's game with the injury.
The Giants welcome the San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals to town beginning with a three-game series against the Padres on Monday night.
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