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Bumgarner pitched a four-hit shutout Wednesday against the Pirates in the NL wild card, striking out 10 and walking one.

Bumgarner dominated all night. He allowed four harmless singles and threw 79 of his 109 pitches for strikes. His 24 first-pitch strikes tied for second most in his career.

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Bumgarner will take the hill for the Giants in Wednesday's NL Wild Card game, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Bumgarner was scratched from his regularly scheduled start Sunday in anticipation of starting in this deciding game. The 25-year-old lefty leads the Giants' staff in wins (18), ERA (2.98) and strikeouts (219), making him the clear-cut choice to start in this one-and-done scenario. He'll face either the Cardinals or the Pirates, depending on how Sunday's games play out.

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Bumgarner will not pitch in his next scheduled start Sunday against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Bumgarner was originally slated to take the hill for the Sunday matchup, but with the Giants clinching a Wild Card spot Thursday, he'll now be used to pitch in that game. Tim Lincecum would be a potential candidate to take his place Sunday, but the Giants have yet to make an official announcement.

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Bumgarner pitched 7.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits (three of which were home runs) and no walks, while striking out five in a loss to the Dodgers Tuesday.

Bumgarner tried to complete the eighth inning but ran into trouble when he allowed another home run to Justin Turner (his second of the game) and was pulled shortly after. He is still having a fantastic season, as he now boasts a 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 219:43 K:BB in 217.1 innings. He'll make one more start on the season Sunday, when he takes on the Padres at home.

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Bumgarner struck out six and walked two while holding the D-backs to two runs on seven hits over six innings Wednesday.

He did not factor in the decision, as Arizona rookie Andrew Chafin turned in a similarly productive quality start for the D-backs. With the Giants still pushing to secure a playoff spot, Bumgarner has two more turns in the rotation lined up before the end of the regular season. He'll take the ball against the Dodgers on Tuesday before making a second start in the regular season finale on September 28 against the Padres.

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Bumgarner picked up his 18th win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing seven innings of three-hit shutout ball.

After notching a surprising zero K's last time out, Bumgarner fanned nine and walked two in this one. He's in line for a top-five Cy Young finish.

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Bumgarner gave up three runs on 10 hits over six innings Saturday to pick up his 17th win of the season.

It was an odd start for Bumgarner, who did not strike out a batter in the outing, as it was the first start of his career where he's failed to collect at least one strikeout. Bumgarner is lined up to face the Dodgers at home in his next scheduled start Friday.

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Bumgarner allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven in six innings in the Giants' 15-5 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Bumgarner has been extremely strong in August, allowing just seven runs in six starts. The six innings is the shortest start he's had this month. His ERA has fallen below 3.00 on the year as a result. He'll be back on the mound Saturday to face the Tigers.

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Bumgarner submitted one of the most impressive pitching performances of the season Tuesday, tossing a complete-game one-hit shutout against the Rockies. He tied a career-high with 13 strikeouts in the victory, improving his record to 15-9.

Bumgarner absolutely painted the strike zone all night, pumping in 80 of his 103 for strikes. Incredibly, he generated 17 0-2 pitch counts on the night, allowing him to rack up the Ks despite the relatively economical pitch total. If not for Justin Morneau's seventh-inning double, Bumgarner would have notched the majors' second perfect game of the season.

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Bumgarner pitched well in Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Cubs, allowing three runs and seven hits over seven innings. He issued just one walk and struck out a season-high 12 batters.

Bumgarner gave up three runs in the first inning, but settled down nicely. He did run into some trouble in the seventh inning, letting the first two hitters reach base safely, but wiggled out of things with a couple of strikeouts. The young lefty hit a rough patch from late June into the middle of July, but has been fantastic in his last seven starts, posting a 2.39 ERA and 51:6 K:BB ratio over 49 innings. He's scheduled to make two home starts next week, the first against the Rockies and the other against the Brewers.