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Bumgarner jaws, follows Muncy to first after splash hit

It took eight pitches for Giants-Dodgers to get heated.

Max Muncy, the second batter of Sunday’s rubber match at Oracle Park, sent an immediate message, launching a ball 426 feet into McCovey Cove off Madison Bumgarner.

Muncy watched it go, flipped his bat to the ground and began jogging to first. So did Bumgarner.

The Giants ace barked at Muncy, briefly following him around the diamond as he rounded first. Muncy didn’t break stride, even giving a “bring it on” wave to Bumgarner, who gave up the pursuit, the Dodgers losing the unwritten rule battle, the Giants losing the game, 1-0.


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