Giants’ Madison Bumgarner ends Mets win streak

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NEW YORK — Scuffling throughout the second half of April, and in particular on the road, the Giants made sure not to leave Flushing without a parting gift. outpitched on Sunday, clubbed a two-run homer and the Giants snapped the Mets’ eight-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory of their own at Citi Field.

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Hardly dominant, Bumgarner was plenty good enough against a Mets team resting some of its top left-handed bats on a rainy afternoon. The Giants lefty stranded runners in scoring position in the first, third and sixth innings, freezing pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera with a 91 mph fastball on his final pitch of the day in the sixth.

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Syndergaard was unable to navigate trouble with quite the same success. His issues curbing the running game resurfaced via a troika of Giants stolen bases, though the biggest blow against Syndergaard was Pence’s two-run, opposite-field home run in the fourth. Pence’s two-run homer to right [email protected]: Pence goes the other way for a two-run homerHunter Pence smacks his fifth home run of the year, going the opposite way with a Jerseys pitch for a two-run shot in the 4th

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MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Get moving: San Francisco’s three-run outburst in the fourth inning was made possible by putting Buster Posey in motion on a 3-2 pitch to Brandon Belt. Posey pulled in safely at second base, preventing an inning-ending double play and enabling to score from third. Pence followed with his opposite-field home run to right . The Giants remained running-conscious all afternoon, stealing a season-high four bases. Belt’s groundout plates Duffy [email protected]: Belt opens the scoring by plating DuffyBrandon Belt grounds out sharply to second base but it’s enough to score for the game’s first run

Rally cut short: A Juan Lagares leadoff double in the seventh breathed life into the Citi Field Mike Broadway Jersey #57 crowd, which grew even louder when followed with an RBI single. But Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s mix-and-match game worked to perfection when Michael Conforto flied out against lefty Javier Lopez, and hit into an inning-ending double play against right-hander Cory Gearrin. An inning later, the Mets stranded two more runners versus lefty Josh Osich. Osich gets Granderson swinging [email protected]: Osich notches a strikeout to end the frameJosh Osich strands runners on the corners by striking out Curtis Granderson swinging to end the bottom of the 8th

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS Syndergaard’s weakness against the running game was on full display against the Giants. Stolen bases from Brandon Crawford (once) and Duffy (twice) gave opponents a league-best 12 in 13 tries off Syndergaard this season , regardless of who is catching. Basestealers enjoyed a 94 percent success rate off Syndergaard last season.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW The Giants challenged a second-inning ruling involving Pence, who was called out at first base after he hit a slow bouncer toward third base and tried to beat Wright’s one-hop throw. After a 59-second replay review, it was announced that the call on the field stands. Wright’s great barehanded grab [email protected]: Wright’s great grab stands after challengeThe Giants challenge David Wright Jerseys’s great barehanded grab and throw to nab Hunter Pence at first, and after review, the out call stands

Five and a half innings later, a crew-chief review went in the Giants’ favor. Umpires initially called Lagares’ leadoff hit down the right-field line a triple, but a three-minute, one-second review resulted in a new ruling of fan interference, forcing Lagares to settle for a double. Lagares’ hit gets reviewed [email protected]: Lagares given ground-rule double after reviewJuan Lagares triples to right but the call is changed to a ground-rule double after an umpire review shows a fan interfered with the ball

WHAT’S NEXT Giants: The second half of San Francisco’s two-city, six-game trip opens Monday at 4:10 p.m. PT in Cincinnati, which is no longer a place for the Giants to fear. They lost eight of nine games at Great American Ball Park from 2011-13 but finished 5-2 there in the last two seasons.

Mets: The Mets’ stretch of 17 games in 17 days continues Monday with a 7:10 p.m. ET match at Citi Field against the Braves. will take his third crack at career win No. 220, which would move him into second place all-time among Dominican-born pitchers.

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Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.