San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner lost his bid for a no-hitter when Arizona's Jake Lamb singled with one out in the eighth inning Sunday night.
After Lamb hit his line drive to right, Bumgarner got a groundball double play from Brandon Drury. He faced one over the minimum through eight innings and had a season-high 14 strikeouts, the 29th time in his career that the Giants lefty has fanned 10 or more in a game.
Arizona's only baserunner came with two outs in the fifth when right fielder Gregor Blanco dropped Lamb's flyball. Blanco was shaded toward center and appeared to get a late break but got under the ball before it hit his glove and bounced out.
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The Giants were attempting to become the first team in major league history to pitch no-hitters in five consecutive seasons. It would have been the first for Bumgarner.