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Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 in seven innings, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Friday night. This was the first time since 2004 that the teams met. The last-place Giants won their third in a row overall. Tampa Bay has lost two in a row, including its first game in August. The Rays went 21-5 in July. Bumgarner (11-7) gave up one run, working around seven hits and three walks. He tied his season high for strikeouts. Sergio Romo got two outs for his 26th save. Brandon Belt had three hits, including a solo homer, for the Giants. After Belt, who began the day mired in a 1-for-19 slide, hit an RBI triple in the seventh against Chris Archer (6-4), Crawford followed with his home run for a 4-1 lead. Archer allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings. He had permitted just two runs - one earned - over 31 innings in winning his previous four starts. Belt got the Giants' first two hits off Archer. He singled in th...
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