|San Francisco (71-82)«||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||8||0|
|N.Y. Mets (68-84)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||0|
|W: M. Bumgarner (13-9) L: J. Niese (7-8) S: J. Lopez (1)|
HR: SF - None NYM - None
Recap:Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead San Francisco over the New York Mets 2-1 Thursday.
Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. After taking two of three from the Mets, the Giants won't even change hotels -- they remain in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.
Bumgarner (13-9) has gone 19 straight starts without yielding more than three earned runs, the longest streak by a San Francisco pitcher since Tim Lincecum's 19 in a row from 2007-08. The previous Giants hurler to do it during one season was Ed Whitson in 1980, according to STATS.
Following his 13th career game with double-digit strikeouts, Bumgarner needs one more K to reach 200 in a season for the first time. The All-Star left-hander surpassed 200 innings for the third consecutive year.
Niese (7-8) threw seven solid innings for the Mets, who rallied for four runs in the ninth to win 5-4 on Wednesday night. They batted .184 while going 4-7 on their penultimate homestand.
With a runner on second, Javier Lopez retired pinch-hitters Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker for his first save since Sept. 11 last year. Recker struck out to end a crisp game that took 2 hours, 37 minutes.
Giants closer Sergio Romo, who had a blown save Wednesday, was rested after throwing 50 pitches over the previous two days.
Daniel Murphy drove in the lone run for the Mets, who ended an 11-game homestand with just three wins.
Tony Abreu had two hits for the Giants ... New York won the season series from the Giants, 4-2.