SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Keppinger hit a two-run double, Madison Bumgarner won for just the second time in six starts and the San Francisco Giants held off the Houston Astros 2-1 on Friday night.
Bumgarner (8-12) hung tough as he waited for his team to finally give him some support, outpitching J.A. Happ (4-15), who lost his fourth straight start a day after being recalled from Triple-A.
San Francisco stayed three games behind first-place Arizona in the NL West after the Diamondbacks beat San Diego 5-0 in the desert.
The Giants bounced back after dropping the opener of the four-game series 3-1 on Thursday night — their third loss in four meetings with the Astros over the last week.Read more on NewsOK.com