San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - It has been a sparkling turnaround for Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park.
Bumgarner hurled the second complete of his career as the San Francisco Giants downed the Washington Nationals, 6-1, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Bumgarner (13-7) surrendered a run on five hits and one walk while fanning six. He is 8-1 in 11 assignments at AT&T Park this year and lowered his ERA to an NL-leading 1.87 at home.
The 23-year-old sidewinding left-hander, who was 1-8 with a 5.02 ERA over his first 16 starts in San Francisco, has gone 16-2 with a minuscule 1.84 ERA over his last 21 home tilts.
Brandon Belt tallied three hits and had his seventh career three-RBI game for the Giants, who have won eight of their last 12 contests.
Jordan Zimmermann (9-7) allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 5 2/3 frames for Washington, which has dropped two of three on the heels of an eight-game winning streak.
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