(AP) -- Madison Bumgarner hasn't fared particularly well in his first three chances against some of the NL's best arms. The San Francisco Giants hope the fourth goes better to end their starting pitching funk.
Bumgarner gets another marquee matchup Sunday against Noah Syndergaard, who will try to lift the New York Mets to a ninth straight win and sweep of the visiting Giants.
New York (15-7) has put a 2-5 start in the rearview mirror with its first eight-game winning streak since rattling off 11 in a row last April. The last two to open this series came at the expense of veteran starters for San Francisco (12-13).