San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of baseball game Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Lenny Ignelzi
May 18, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) A glare from Madison Bumgarner and a few words from Wil Myers was all it took to cause the benches to empty at the end of the third inning of the San Francisco Giants' game at San Diego on Tuesday night.

There was some shoving but no punches, and order was restored. Turns out it was just a minor sideshow during a dominant night by Bumgarner.

Bumgarner threw a five-hitter and struck out 11 for his first complete game this season and Brandon Crawford homered and drove in all five runs to lead the NL West-leading Giants to a 5-1 victory against the Padres.

The benches cleared after Bumgarner struck out Myers to end the third. Bumgarner stared at Myers as he walked off the field, and Myers said something. Plate umpire Dale Scott and Padres slugger Matt Kemp kept Bumgarner and Myers separated.

''I just wanted to be mad for a minute,'' said Bumgarner, who then cracked: ''I'll tell you what happened. I was mad because we were trying to figure out where we were going to eat after the game, and he wouldn't make his mind up, and I was just tired of it. I needed to know where he was going, and he wouldn't tell me.''

Myers said he was looking at the scoreboard to check the velocity on the pitch ''and I saw Madison staring at me and I said to him, which he couldn't understand was, `Come on man, don't stare me down.' He didn't really know what I said and thought I was mouthing off a little.

''I did hear him say he didn't like that I stepped out a lot on him. But it was one of those things that we got caught up in the heat of the game and emotions were running high and people were competing out there. It wasn't a big deal. It was just a misunderstanding on both sides.''

Bumgarner and Myers, the Padres' first baseman, appeared to laugh off their differences when the pitcher walked leading off the ninth.

''I mean, I'm indifferent to the whole thing,'' Bumgarner said.

''I'd rather not get into that,'' Myers said. ''That was a personal thing. It wasn't a big deal. We were just talking about the situation on both sides. This is nothing that is going to linger on.''

Crawford had already gone into the dugout.

''I didn't see what happened. It was just big, bad Madison Bumgarner,'' Crawford said. ''He's always kind of fired up and going after everybody 100 percent.''

Bumgarner (5-2) came within three outs of a shutout before allowing Matt Kemp's homer off the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the left field corner, his 10th.

The Giants won their season-high sixth straight game. The Giants have beaten the Padres 12 times in their past 15 games and all four this season.

Bumgarner was strong from the start in pitching his 12th career complete game. He retired the first six batters before Jose Pirela doubled to left and was stranded.

Bumgarner, who walked none, is 4-0 in his last six starts against the Padres.

Crawford hit a three-run homer to right-center off Colin Rea in the second, his fifth. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth and hit an RBI double in the eighth and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a triple to end the inning.

Belt doubled and Hunter Pence singled ahead of Crawford's homer. Pence scored on Crawford's double.

Rea (3-2) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: RHP George Kontos was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list after returning from his rehab assignment. ... Manager Bruce Bochy said RHP Sergio Romo, on the DL with a strained right flexor, threw 23 pitches in one inning in extended spring training Tuesday and is scheduled to throw again Friday.

Padres: LHP Robbie Erlin had reconstructive elbow surgery Tuesday. He was shut down after three games, including two starts. ... Manager Andy Green said CF Jon Jay (shoulder) is a DL candidate. He was hurt making a diving catch in Milwaukee on Friday night. ... 2B Cory Spangenberg (quad) suffered a setback and has been shut down from running and baseball activities.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (5-1, 2.97) is scheduled to start the middle game of the three-game series Wednesday night.

Padres: LHP Drew Pomeranz (4-3, 1.80), who hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts, is scheduled to start Wednesday night.

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