DENVER — Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.
Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
"It was a big win for us," Bumgarner said. "I feel like that you have to think you have to be there every time out really, whether you're winning or losing."
San Francisco had lost six straight, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from June 26-July 1, 2010. The World Series champions had dropped seven straight road games.
"Bumgarner has been consistent all year," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's been consistent in every start. He's a special talent. and he showed that today." Bumgarner (8-5) struck out five and walked three, improving to 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in his last five starts. Sergio Romo pitched a one-hit ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.