PAT GRAHAM
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September 12, 2012
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Bumgarner's bat helps Giants to 9-8 win

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had all sorts of trouble throwing his fastball. He had no problems hitting one.

The young lefty hit a three-run homer on a night when he struggled on the mound, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies in rainy conditions Tuesday.

"I'm all for helping us win. But my job is to go out there and pitch, not to hit," Bumgarner said. "I'd like to go out there and pitch better than that."

Bumgarner was roughed up by the Rockies, allowing five runs and 11 hits in …

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