Cincinnati kicked off its longest road trip of the season with a thud, managing only three baserunners against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Then again, no one's been having much luck offensively against San Francisco these days.
Ryan Hanigan's leadoff single in the sixth inning was the only hit by the Reds in a 5-0 loss to the Giants on Thursday night, San Francisco's fourth consecutive shutout that trimmed Cincinnati's lead to one game in the NL Central.
''Bottom line, he carved us up,'' said Hanigan after the Reds were blanked for only the second time this season. ''I think we were a little flat. I don't think we had the right approach, the team in general.''
Bumgarner (10-4) completed his first career game with his first shutout as the Giants tossed four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. Bumgarner walked one and struck out eight in winning his fifth straight decision.
The Giants became the 17th team to have four or more consecutive shutouts s...