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How to see Bumgarner pitch in Sacramento despite single-game tickets selling out

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on April 19 in Kansas City, Mo.
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on April 19 in Kansas City, Mo. AP

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is a popular draw in Sacramento, too.

Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, is expected to pitch Friday night at Raley Field in a rehab appearance with the Triple-A River Cats. Single-game tickets for the game had sold out as of Wednesday afternoon, the River Cats said.

Tickets were still available, though, through a two-game pack that includes Friday night’s game and Aug. 11, which was already scheduled for a Bumgarner T-shirt giveaway.

A River Cats spokesperson said a small amount of additional single-game tickets could become available on Friday morning, but that is not guaranteed.

Bumgarner, 27, is recovering from a sprained AC joint in his pitching shoulder suffered in a dirt-biking accident in April. The left-hander is scheduled to start against the Fresno Grizzlies on Friday before likely going to Single-A San Jose for his next start July 5.

Bumgarner is bidding to rejoin the Giants sometime after the All-Star break, but it’s unlikely the major-league team will rush him. The Giants began play Wednesday with a 29-51 record, 23 1/2 games out of first place in the National League West.

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