D-backs rally after Giants' Bumgarner homers twice

Posted April 03, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb, right, tags out San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez, left, trying to steal third base as umpire D.J. Reyburn (70) watches during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game Sunday, Apri.

Each of Bumgarner's home runs had an exit velocity of at least 112 miles per hour. Per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, he is the first pitcher in major league history to accomplish this feat on Opening Day. If there was any anger after the three-run rally, it didn't show. He handed his bullpen a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning, but they blew it and eventually lost by a score of 6-5.

The speedy Eduardo Nunez reached on an infield hit to set the table.

Bumgarner has hit at least three home runs in each of the last three seasons and now has 16 for his career.

In addition to the two homers, Bumgarner pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and three earned runs while striking out 11. He strolled home on Conor Gillaspie's sacrifice fly to center.

Bumgarner took Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke deep in the fifth inning, and had already walked in the game.

Attendance: The Diamondbacks announced a crowd of 49,016 human beings who watched the NL designated hitter die.

Up next: Johnny Cueto makes his first start of his second season with the Giants.