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MLB: San Francisco 6, Washington 1

Aug. 15, 2012 at 1:24 AM   |   Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game Tuesday and the San Francisco Giants beat Washington 6-1.

Bumgarner (13-7) -- who leads the National League with a 1.87 ERA in home games -- limited the Nationals to one run on five hits and a walk and recorded six strikeouts.

Brandon Belt had three hits and drove in three runs for the Giants, who have won eight of their last 12 games.

Jordan Zimmerman (9-7) took the loss for Washington, which has lost two of its last three games following an eight-game winning streak. Zimmerman gave up a pair of runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Bumgarner nursed a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning, when the Giants scored four runs to give him some breathing room.

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