Bumgarner homers, pitches Giants past A's, 2-1

Jul 25, 2015 7:10 PM by Ross Field

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a home run and pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday.

Matt Duffy added a tiebreaking single in the sixth while helping the defending World Series champs to their 10th victory in 11 games.

Bumgarner - a Silver Slugger award winner in 2014 - homered on a 3-2 pitch from A's starter Chris Bassitt (0-3) in the third. It was Bumgarner's third home run this season and ninth of his career.

Bumgarner (11-5) also struck out seven while working past the sixth inning - something he failed to do in each of his previous three starts.

Sergio Romo pitched the eighth and Santiago Casilla worked the ninth for his 25th save.

Ben Zobrist had three hits and scored the A's only run in the fourth inning.

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