SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants walked away with an 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, avoiding a three-game series sweep and inching closer to top spot in the National League West.
The win snaps a three-game losing streak for San Francisco, who now trail the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks by 8-1/2 games with 16 games remaining in their regular season.
San Francisco enjoyed a five-run sixth inning with just two hits and the aid of five walks, two of them intentional, from three Dodgers pitchers.
Madison Bumgarner improved his record to 11-12 on the season, pitching five strong innings and allowing one run on just three hits while striking out eight.
(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario; Editing by Frank Pingue)