Giants' sequel: Madison Bumgarner faces Max Muncy, Dodgers

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Giants' sequel: Madison Bumgarner faces Max Muncy, Dodgers
Giants' sequel: Madison Bumgarner faces Max Muncy, Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — There was a time in Madison Bumgarner's career that on-field confrontations affected how he fared on the mound. “I learned,” Bumgarner said. “Early on in my career, I had the same personality, but sometimes I'd let things happen and wouldn't necessarily move on. The next thing you know, you're losing, you're giving up five or six runs in the first inning or two of a ballgame, and that's not obviously ideal.” Bumgarner will start in Thursday night's series finale against the Dodgers, just 11 days after he lost to the Dodgers 1-0 on Max Muncy's first-inning home run. Friction ensued between the pitcher and batter as Muncy admired his shot into McCovey Cove before beginning his jog,

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