Bumgarner impressive in big league debut with the Giants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Sept. 9, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Chase Headley homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the San Diego Padres spoiled an impressive major league debut by San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner with a 4-3 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night.

San Francisco fell three games behind Colorado in the NL wild-card race after the Rockies beat Cincinnati 3-1.

Will Venable hit a tying solo homer in the sixth and Kevin Kouzmanoff also connected for the Padres, who won in the Giants' waterfront ballpark for only the second time in eight games this year.

Luke Gregerson (1-3) recorded the final out of the seventh for his first major league win. Heath Bell pitched the ninth for his 36th save in 39 chances.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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