Bumgarner's strong stretch ends in Giants' loss to Phils

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Madison Bumgarner's amazing run is over.
 
   The San Francisco ace took a two-hitter into the seventh before being chased in the Philadelphia's three-run inning as the Phillies went on to a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Saturday night. 
 
   Bumgarner (8-4) was charged with three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings -- marking the first time since April 15 against the Dodgers that he gave up more than two earned runs, a span of 12 starts.
 
   He left after giving up a two-run homer to Cameron Rupp that put the Phillies ahead. The left-hander struck out seven and walked one.
 
   "(Bumgarner) threw well, he kept it close," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. `He just made a mistake there and (Rupp) hit it out of the big part of the park in straightaway center. That was a big hit, that was the difference."
 
   Andres Blanco singled in Tommy Joseph before Rupp connected for his seventh homer.
 
   Rupp's homer culminated a seven-pitch at-bat that started with Bumgarner falling behind 3-0.
 
   "I've got to come in the zone," Bumgarner said. "I don't want to put the go-ahead run on base, so I just had to go after him and he got us. It wasn't a great pitch but I didn't want to walk him either."
 
   Rupp connected a 90 mph fastball on a 3-2 pitch.
 
   "I crushed it," Rupp said. "I don't know if you do feel it. With the adrenaline, the time of game and against a guy like that. He dominated us the first six innings. Even that 3-1 pitch was a good pitch. There was not a whole lot I could have done with it. Then he left one up."
 
   Joseph had two hits for Philadelphia, which had lost 10 of 11.
 
   "It's nice to beat a guy like Bumgarner," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "He's tough to pick up. It was huge., Guys were very vocal in the dugout."
 
   Jeremy Hellickson (5-6) ended a personal four-game losing streak, winning for the first time since May 18. He gave up two runs, one earned, and five hits in six innings. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances.
 
   The Giants had beaten the Phillies in 13 of their previous 16 meetings. They fell to 18-9 in one-run games.
 
   San Francisco got to Hellickson for one in the second and the third.
 
   Buster Posey scampered home when Gregor Blanco reached on first baseman Joseph's error, and then Posey added a sacrifice fly in the third.
 
   Joe Panik was doubled off at second when he misread a sinking liner off the bat of Brandon Crawford. Left fielder Tyler Goeddel made a diving catch on the play and threw out Panik.
 
   "It's his read," Bochy said. "The ball was hit well, so he had his mind made up that ball was going to drop."
 
   Panik led off the inning with a single and took second on a wild pitch, but he couldn't advance on Brandon Belt's fly ball to deep left.
 
   "We couldn't get a productive out," Bochy said. "We'd have probably tied the game and we'd have had first and third with one out.
 
   "Those little things catch up with you in these close games."
 
   TRAINER'S ROOM:
 
   Phillies: RHP Vince Velasquez will start Monday's game at Arizona. He has been on the disabled list with a right biceps strain since June 9.
 
   Giants: RHP Sergio Romo (right flexor sprain) will pitch in a rehab assignment for Single-A San Jose on Sunday. A decision on his future is expected afterward.
 
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   Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola takes the mound for Sunday's series finale. He has lost three straight and has a 15.22 ERA over that stretch, a span of 9 2/3 innings. He is making his first appearance against the Giants.
 
   Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto has a career-high eight-game winning streak entering his start on Sunday. The Giants have won 13 of his 15 starts. Cueto is 1-4 with a 5.05 ERA against the Phillies in nine career starts.
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