Madison Bumgarner backed up his nice new contract with a second straight win, Melky Cabrera hit an RBI triple, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Nate Schierholtz had three hits and drove in a run and Pablo Sandoval doubled leading off the fifth to extend his hitting streak to start the season to 11 games.
Bumgarner (2-1), pitching a day after receiving a new $35.56 million, six-year contract, outpitched Joe Blanton (1-2) and gave San Francisco a shot at a third straight series victory.
The finale Wednesday night for an expected sellout at AT&T Park is another highly anticipated pitching matchup: San Francisco's Matt Cain and Phillies ace Cliff Lee.
Hunter Pence hit a solo home run into the left-field bleachers leading off the fourth for the Phillies - a clout that didn't come close to traveling as far as the one he clobbered in batting practice that cleared the top railing in left and reached the concourse and base of t...