Originally written on hardballchat.com  |  Last updated 10/25/14

The Giants set a new San Francisco-era record with Madison Bumgarner’s one-hit shutout of the Cincinatti Reds: they have gone 36 straight innings without giving up a run. The streak snaps the previous record of 35 scoreless innings pitched, set by the 1960 squad, from May 10-14 and is the longest such streak since the Giants rotation pitched 31 scoreless from September 4-7, 2010. The last run given up by any Giants pitcher was a three-run walk-off home run to Derek Norris, off Santiago Casilla on Sunday. Barry Zito, George Kontos and Shane Loux combined to shut the Dodgers in Game 1 while Ryan Vogelsong, Jeremy Affeldt and Casilla got the job done in Game 2. Tim Lincecum, who has been struggling as of late, teamed up with Javier Lopez and Sergio Rome to shut down the Dodgers in the series finale. Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was the only player to get a base hit off Bumgarner, who tossed his first career complete game after 67 starts. After San Francisco’s three game sweep of the Dodgers, they began last night tied for first in the NL West. With the New York Mets squeaking out a 3-2 victory against their divisional rivals, the Giants moved into sole possession of first place. The current scoreless stretch matches one by the 1948 New York Giants, who tossed 36 scoreless innings from July 28-30. The Giants look to extend their lead in the National League West tonight against Cincinatti. They have Matt Cain, who already tossed a perfect game this season, going up to the hill on Friday against Cincinatti’s Mike Leake.  

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