Madison Bumgarner went five strong innings. Arizona’s bats came to life in the middle innings. That combination propelled the Diamondbacks past Jon Gray and the anaemic Rockies for their second win in the series.
Madison Bumgarner has gotten himself on a roll. On Friday night, he took the mound, despite feeling under the weather, and held the Rockies to one run through five innings before Torey Lovullo pulled the left-hander and turned the game over to the bullpen.
Bumgarner has won three in a row, including the no-hitter-that-wasn’t. The Diamondbacks are 9-2 in their last 11. Arizona still has 16 more games in this soft part of the schedule,
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