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Young colt Justin Steele and his 4.20 ERA faced old warhorse Madison Bumgarner and his 2.21 ERA at the Friendly Confines Saturday afternoon. Both southpaws took the bit and ran with it early, Steele striking out five of the first six batters to face him while Bumgarner allowed some hard contact, notably to Frank Schwindel and Patrick Wisdom, who ballooned Bumgarner’s ERA to 2.