Giants Shut Out Braves 6-0

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, celebrates with Gregor Blanco (7) after hitting a two-run home run as Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers looks on in the background in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, celebrates with Gregor Blanco (7) after hitting a two-run home run as Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers looks on in the background in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Madson Bumgarner won his sixth straight decision to match a career best and hit a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning that led the Giants over the Atlanta Braves 6-0 Thursday.

Bumgarner (7-2) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, struck out 11 and walked two, lowering his ERA to 1.91. The NL West-leading Giants have won 17 of their last 21 games and are unbeaten in Bumgarner’s last eight starts.

Bumgarner hit his second homer this season and 13th of his career, a 411-foot drive into the left-field seats. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the 28th time during the regular season, including three this year.

Hunter Strickland and Chris Stratton followed with hitless relief.

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