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Bumgarner struggles in loss to Phillies

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POSTED August 2, 2016 11:04 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had one of his worst outings of the season, and the San Francisco Giants’ efforts to jumpstart a slow second half were stalled again.
Bumgarner allowed eight runs — four earned — and the Philadelphia Phillies used a five-run eighth inning to beat the Giants 13-8 in a wild game Tuesday night.
The four-time All-Star allowed 10 hits in five-plus innings while striking out four and walking two, and the NL West-leading Giants lost their 12th in 16 games since the All-Star break.
“Just chalk it up to an off night; he’s human,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He made a lot more mistakes than we’re accustomed to. He was just off tonight.”
Bumgarner said he felt good but wasn’t able to make quality pitches.
“I had a hard time putting guys away,” the left-hander said. “I’ve got to be better than that.”
The Giants rebounded from a 6-0 deficit and took a late lead before the Phillies went ahead in the eighth.
Will Smith (1-4), who was acquired from Milwaukee on Monday to bolster San Francisco’s bullpen, started the eighth with a strikeout before giving up an infield single to pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera and a double off the wall in right to Cesar Hernandez. Smith was lifted for Sergio Romo, who surrendered the go-ahead single up the middle to Aaron Altherr.
Cameron Rupp blew the game open two batters later with his 11th homer of the season.
“That’s not how I wanted the first one to go,” Smith said. “Hopefully I can get in there tomorrow and do my job.”
Angel Pagan, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt went deep for San Francisco, which opened Tuesday leading the Dodgers by two games in the division. The Giants began this nine-game trip hoping to rebound from their worst month of the season after going 10-13 in July.
“We had a tough night,” Bochy said.
Altherr had a homer and five RBIs, Maikel Franco homered and went 4 for 4 and Hernandez added four hits for Philadelphia.
The Phillies, who entered 29th in the majors in runs, set a season high. Their 15 hits were two shy of matching a season high.
“It was good to see all the fireworks tonight off the bats,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
Hector Neris (4-3) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory.
The Giants battled back against Zach Eflin, getting a run in the fourth on Crawford’s 10th homer of the season before a five-run fifth tied the game at six.
San Francisco scored all five runs with two outs. Crawford hit a two-run single and Belt tied the game with a three-run shot.
Eflin left after five innings, having allowed six runs on six hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
SMITH’S DAY
Smith had an adventurous day. He awoke at 6 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. flight from San Diego and reached the ballpark around 5 p.m. for a 7:05 p.m. start.
“I’m thrilled to be here,” he said. “It should be fun. I’ll just try to get back on track.”
FAN VS UMPIRE
An unruly fan was escorted from his seat in the sixth inning shortly after a verbal confrontation with an umpire.
Plate ump Bob Davidson stopped the game, walked toward where the fan was sitting and had words with him after the man was yelling loudly in Davidson’s direction. The fan was sitting 15 rows from the field behind the visitors’ dugout.
Davidson said the fan heckled him for two straight batters, but he halted the game with the next hitter up when Davidson felt the fan made a sexual reference and used foul language.
“You could have your wife, girlfriend, kids; they buy tickets,” Davidson told a pool reporter. “They don’t have to come here and listen to that.”
Shortly after the spat, a Phillies usher approached the fan, who quieted down. A short time later, another Phillies employee approached the man and escorted him out of his seat.
A Phillies spokesperson said during the game that Davidson complained to team security about the fan’s language and, when approached, the fan agreed to leave on his own.
UP NEXT
Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2.63) opposes Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (6-9, 4.78) in the second game of a three-game set on Wednesday night.

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