Bum­gar­ner Ks 11, over­comes Fran­coeur slam, Gi­ants paste Phillies 7-5

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Madi­son Bum­gar­ner struck out 11, over­com­ing a grand slam by Jeff Fran­coeur to pitch the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants past the Philadel­phia Phillies 7-5 in Ma­jor League Base­ball on Satur­day.

Bum­gar­ner (7-2) gave up the slam and a solo homer by An­dres Blanco. The reign­ing World Se­ries MVP gave up six hits and walked none in eight innings.

Bum­gar­ner hit two sin­gles and drove in a run as the de­fend­ing World Se­ries cham­pion Gi­ants posted their fifth straight road win.

Nori Aoki got three hits and drove in two runs. He raised his ma­jor league-lead­ing road bat­ting av­er­age to .407.

San­ti­ago Casilla pitched a score­less ninth for his 17th save in 19 chances.

Sev­erino Gon­za­lez (2-2) gave up six runs in 2 2-3 innings as the slump­ing Phillies lost its tenth game in 12.

An­gel Pa­gan’s RBI sin­gle and Bran­don Belt’s sac­ri­fice fly made it 2-0 in the first. The Gi­ants scored four more in the third to go in front 6-0.

The Phillies got four runs back in the fourth. Bum­gar­ner had been cruis­ing along, al­low­ing one sin­gle, be­fore he sand­wiched a pair of sin­gles around a hit bat­ter to load the bases with no outs. Af­ter Darin Ruf struck out, Fran­coeur drove a 1-0 pitch into the seats in left field for his sec­ond ca­reer grand slam.

Clay­ton Ker­shaw al­lowed one hit and struck out 11 in eight innings against his Oc­to­ber nemesis, and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers beat the St. Louis Car­di­nals 2-0 with a big swing from Yasiel Puig in his re­turn from the dis­abled list.

Puig broke a score­less tie in the sev­enth with an RBI dou­ble af­ter miss­ing the pre­vi­ous 39 games be­cause of a strained left ham­string.

Ker­shaw lost to St. Louis in the fi­nale of the 2013 NL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries and the fi­nal game of the 2014 Di­vi­sion Se­ries.

Jose Reyes stole three bases and got two hits as the Toronto Blue Jays won their sea­son-high fourth in a row, beat­ing Hous­ton 7-2 and hand­ing the Astros their third straight loss.

Reyes scored a run, drove in one and also walked.

Drew Hutchi­son (5-1) al­lowed one run and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, im­prov­ing to 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA at home. He’s 1-0 with a 7.80 ERA in six road starts.

Yon­der Alonso’s sec­ond ca­reer grand slam pulled the Padres even in the sev­enth in­ning, and Matt Kemp sin­gled with the bases loaded in the eighth, com­plet­ing San Diego’s big­gest come­back of the sea­son for a 9-7 victory over the Cincin­nati Reds.

Alonso’s homer off Tony Cin- grani tied it 7-7 and com­pleted a come­back from a 6-1 deficit. San Diego loaded the bases in the eighth with Abra­ham Al­monte’s pinch-hit dou­ble and a pair of walks by Jumbo Diaz (2-1). Kemp’s sin­gle through the hole at short­stop gave him five RBIs over­all.

Kemp also had a solo homer and a two-run dou­ble off Michael Loren­zen.

Else­where, Han­ley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and the Bos­ton Red Sox beat the Oak­land Ath­let­ics 4-2 and David Price struck out 11 in a five-hit­ter, Miguel Cabr­era home­red the Detroit Tigers ended an eight-game los­ing streak, beat­ing the Chicago White Sox 7-1.

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