ARLINGTON, Texas (CBS / AP) — Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homered as the Rangers beat San Francisco 6-3 Friday night in the Giants’ first visit since clinching the 2010 World Series in Texas.
Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning. There were no ejections, punches thrown or contact made between players, who were kept separated by the umpires.
Andrus hit a two-run homer in the second to put the Rangers up 6-2. He doubled in the first, scoring then on Beltre’s homer lined over the 14-foot wall in left field.
Nick Martinez (6-6) won for the first time since June 9 — seven starts — allowing two runs with four strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings.
Texas has won three in a row since a 21-5 loss Tuesday night against the New York Yankees after leading 5-0 in the first inning.
Only moments after newly acquired Cole Hamels appeared in the Rangers dugout wearing his No. 35 uniform for the first time, shaking hands with new teammates, both benches and bullpens were clearing.
Delino DeShields had an infield popout to end the fourth, and he flipped his bat after hitting the ball. Earlier in the inning, Rougned Odor made a hard slide into fellow second baseman Joe Panik to break up a potential double play.
Bumgarner looked directly at the Rangers bench and shouted something as he left the mound. That led to Rangers players coming out on the field, and the Giants bench and both bullpens quickly followed.
In the top of the fifth, Panik made a hard slide into second, but Odor was able to sidestep and complete the inning-ending double play without incident.
Two weeks ago, Texas had a similar melee in Houston after Odor, who had homered earlier in that game, got into a testy exchange with Astros catcher Hank Conger while getting ready to bat to start the ninth.
While Hamels is set to start Saturday’s game, reliever Jake Diekman — the other left-hander Texas got from Philadelphia in an eight-player trade completed earlier Friday — retired all five batters he faced.
Bumgarner matched a season high by allowing six runs, but all of those came in the first two innings. He struck out eight over seven innings.
The only other time Bumgarner pitched at Texas was Game 4 of the 2010 World Series. The big lefty threw eight scoreless innings that Halloween night, allowing only three hits in a 4-0 win. The next night, the Giants clinched their first of three titles over the past five seasons.
Brandon Crawford had a solo homer, his 16th, in the ninth for the Giants, who lost for only the third time their last 16 games.
Giants: RHP Tim Hudson was put on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. … C Andrew Susac (sprained right thumb) is eligible to come off the DL Monday. He resumed throwing Friday.
Giants: Chris Heston (11-5), who has won his last three starts, moves up a day to pitch in place of scheduled starter Hudson.
Rangers: Hamels makes his Texas debut, a day after the completion of the deal to get the ace lefty. He is 6-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 15 career starts for the Phillies against the Giants. He faced them July 10 in San Francisco, allowing nine runs and 12 hits in 3 1-3 innings.
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