November 25, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner drove in two runs and struck out nine in seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants overcame an embarrassing lineup mistake to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday night.
The Giants were caught batting out of order in the first inning, wiping away Buster Posey's RBI double. Manager Bruce Bochy submitted a lineup with Posey batting fourth, but the reigning NL MVP and batting champion hit third.
On the day he earned his first All-Star selection, Bumgarner (9-5) helped erase Bochy's big blunder by retiring his first 14 batters. Tim Federowicz's two-run homer off Bumgarner accounted for each of Los Angeles' runs.
Gregor Blanco had three hits and an RBI to end an 0-for-25 skid, and Marco Scutaro drove in another run to help San Francisco stop a four-game losing streak.