Giants bounce back behind Pablo & MadBum to outslug Cards 13-8

San Francisco rookie outfielder Steven Duggar strokes one of his two hits in his Major League debut Sunday afternoon. The Giants banged out 17 hits on the way to a 13-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.


Pablo Sandoval blasted a three-run homer into McCovey Cove and had five RBI’s as the Giants pounded out 17 hits to prevail in a four hour slugfest with the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

San Francisco’s 13-8 win salvaged a split of the four-game series for the Giants and moved them to within 3 1/2 Games of the first place Arizona Diamondbacks in the hotly contested NL West race.

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner was shaky, allowing four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, but benefited from some long overdue offensive support to improve his injury shortened season record to 2-3.

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner was shaky Sunday, allowing four runs and seven hits in just 5 1/3 innings of work, but he finally got some run support as San Francisco pounded out a 13-8 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

San Francisco rookie Steven Duggar, batting leadoff and playing centerfield in his Major League debut just hours after being called up from Triple-A Sacramento, had a pair of hits including a double and scored a run in the Giants five run sixth inning outburst.

The Giants return to action Monday night as the Chicago Cubs come to town for the first of a three game series. Kyle Hendricks (5-8, 4.27) takes the mound for the Cubs against Andrew Suarez (3-5, 3.92) with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15PM.

About Daniel Gluskoter

Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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