Early homers carry Rangers in win over Giants, Bumgarner

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is escorted back to the dugout by Dave Righetti after a heated exchange between Bumgarner and Delino DeShields in the fourth inning of Friday's game against the Texas Rangers. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

ARLINGTON, Texas — 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.

Delino DeShields had an infield popout to end the inning, flipping his bat after hitting the ball. Earlier in the fourth, 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.

There were no ejections after umpires spoke with both managers.

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 in seven starts, allowing two runs with four strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings.

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