(TORONTO) Four pitchers shared an eight-hit shutout for the San Francisco Giants, who won 3-0 against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Starter Ryan Walker overcame a stressful first inning and southpaw Alex Wood followed through in the seventh inning for the Giants (45-34), who have won 13 of their last 15 games.
“When we can all work together like this and be our best, we’re unstoppable,” Walker said. It’s really nice to see everyone be at this level, and improve the others at the same time. »
Bo Bichette had three hits for the Blue Jays (43-37). Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (7-4) picked up the loss, despite posting 12 strikeouts in six innings of work.
“I thought he was just amazing,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said.
Bichette leads the American in hits (109) and in games of at least two hits (31).
Gausman received a standing ovation from the 36,004 fans at Rogers Center following his strikeout against LaMonte Wade Jr. in the fourth inning. It was his 1,500th career strikeout.
After 106 pitches, Gausman was replaced by Nate Pearson in the seventh inning.
The Giants scored a run in the fifth inning against Gausman, before adding to their lead with a two-run double from Thairo Estrada in the ninth.
“It looks weird, but they’re built like that,” Schneider said. We knew we had to approach this game in a very specific way, especially with runners on base. »
Blue Jays pitcher Erik Swanson gave up two hits in the ninth inning. The match lasted 2:45.