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Bumgarner homers in Giants' 2-1 victory over A's

SAN FRANCISCO A's right-hander Chris Bassitt couldn't use ignorance as an excuse. Even if he wasn't aware that Madison Bumgarner won the Silver Slugger last season, he couldn't miss the lumberjack cut that the Giants' ace took while fouling off a fastball in the third inning. Bassitt tried to sink another fastball in there, Bumgarner found good wood and his ninth career home run sailed into the left-field pavilion. That, plus a two-out swing from Matt Duffy, proved to be enough as the Giants won 2-1 at AT&T Park Saturday afternoon. Joe Panik hit a two-out double in the sixth and scored on Duffy's tiebreaking single. The hit made a winner of Bumgarner, who...

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