SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Buehler and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat ace Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Sunday.
Max Muncy homered into McCovey Cove off Bumgarner (3-6) in the first inning, then exchanged words with the ace as he rounded the bases. Nine of Muncy’s 13 home runs have come on the road.
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Buehler (7-1) allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked one over seven innings. The right-hander allowed one runner past second base and struck out the side in the fourth. Buehler also beat the Giants on April 30 and is 3-0 in five starts against San Francisco.
Pedro Baéz worked around a walk in the eighth, and Kenley Jansen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances to complete the Dodgers’ major league-high ninth shutout this season.
Bumgarner left a 92 mph fastball high over the plate to Muncy, who crushed the ball 426 feet into the waters past the walkway beyond the right field wall.
Already frustrated by two pitches that didn’t go his way against leadoff hitter Kiké Hernández, Bumgarner was even more angry after Muncy admired his home run while slowly walking toward first base. Bumgarner walked toward Muncy and the two players appeared to yell at one another as Muncy rounded the bag
Plate umpire Will Little rushed out and walked Bumgarner back toward the mound as Muncy continued around the bases. Muncy then shouted toward Bumgarner again as he crossed the plate.
Muncy grounded out and walked without further incident in two other at-bats against Bumgarner.
Bumgarner allowed four hits in seven innings and is winless in his last six starts against the Dodgers.
San Francisco was 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position, dropping to 2 for 27 in five games. San Francisco got back-to-back singles leading off the sixth but Mike Yastrzemski was run down from behind by catcher Austin Barnes trying to scramble back to third on Pablo Sandoval’s grounder to third. Buehler then retired Stephen Vogt and Kevin Pillar on flyouts.
Dodgers: LF Joc Pederson was rested because of a sore lower back, an injury he sustained sliding home Saturday.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt was scratched from the lineup because of a stomach illness. … Buster Posey (right hamstring strain) ran on a treadmill before the game and will run the bases during Monday’s off day. If all goes well the team expects to activate the Posey off the inactive list Wednesday.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-1, 1.35 ERA) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Ryu has the lowest ERA among qualifying pitchers in the majors to go with a 0.77 WHIP.
Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (0-2, 8.15) takes another shot at his first major league win when he faces the visiting San Diego Padres on Tuesday.