Bumgarner Wins 6th Straight, Giants Beat Reds 6-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left-hander Madison Bumgarner got his career-high sixth straight win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds 6-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking a series in Cincinnati for the first time in five years.

San Francisco moved a season-high 18 games over .500 with its 11th win in 14 games. The Giants have the best record in the majors at 39-21.

Bumgarner (8-3) gave up three hits in eight innings, including Todd Frazier’s homer, and retired the last 16 batters he faced. He’s 6-0 in his last seven starts, the best such streak of his career.

Michael Morse hit a two-run homer, and Brandon Crawford broke out of a slump with a three-run shot off Mike Leake (3-5), who had overwhelmed the Giants the last four times he faced them.

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