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Madison Bumgarner strikes out 10, Giants edge Mets 2-1

  • San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK — Madison Bumgarner and the Giants felt right at home during the first leg of their extended stay in the Big Apple.

Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead San Francisco over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday.

Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. After taking two of three from the Mets, the Giants won't even change hotels — they remain in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.

Scores of San Francisco fans filled an otherwise empty Citi Field all series, and the Giants received a loud ovation as they walked off following the final out.

"It's nice to have a good fan base like that," Bumgarner said. "Especially this far away, it makes it a lot of fun when they care that much about us."


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