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Giants' Bumgarner loses cool over bat flip

ARLINGTON, Texas It was a sultry night, and Madison Bumgarner got a little salty on the mound. Maybe the 95-degree heat at 7:09 p.m. contributed to his short fuse, or the hard slide into second baseman Joe Panik, or that the Texas Rangers had scored six runs by the second inning in the Giants' eventual 6-3 loss Friday. Mostly, though, it was something else that set him off. Delino DeShields recoiled in frustration and flung his bat after popping out to end the fourth inning. And whether Bumgarner has the full backing of the unwritten rules or not, that's an act the Giants' ace just doesn't tolerate. He jawed at DeShields, Rangers elder statesman Adrian Beltre yelled...

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