Giants' Bumgarner loses perfect-game bid on Morneau's leadoff double in 8th



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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


SAN FRANCISCO — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau.

Morneau's line drive landed cleanly and bounced into the right-field corner in San Francisco on Tuesday night. Morneau leads the NL in batting average.

Bumgarner had struck out nine and took a 2-0 lead into the eighth.

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