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Justin Maxwell

Bumgarner's arm, bat power Giants to sweep of Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO There is nothing like a warm afternoon to shrink AT&T Park into a hitter's haven. There is nothing like blue flame from Madison Bumgarner's left arm to make it look impossibly expansive again. Bumgarner dominated the Washington Nationals on the mound, matching his career high with 14 strikeouts while throwing a three-hit shutout. And he dominated at the plate, hitting a home run and lining an RBI double as the Giants won 5-0 to complete a four-game sweep Sunday afternoon. Here in the dog days, Bumgarner has become fully unleashed. He threw his second consecutive complete game he's the first Giant to accomplish that since Tim Lincecum in 2009 and has allowed...

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