MLB Game Summary - Toronto at San Francisco|
(Tuesday, June 4th)
Final Score: San Francisco 2, Toronto 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Andres Torres hit a two-run homer to back
seven solid innings from Tim Lincecum, as the San Francisco Giants beat the
Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1, in the opener of a brief two-game series.
Lincecum (4-5) gave up one run on three hits while striking out six for the
Giants, who have won two in a row since a two-game skid. The right-hander had
lost his previous three starts.
"Working my fastball to both sides of the plate, that was the biggest thing
today," Lincecum said of his success. "It opened up my secondary pitches. I
expanded the zone and tried to stay aggressive."
Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who fell to 2-4 on a
seven-game road trip.
Toronto starter Josh Johnson (0-2), who was activated from the 15-day
disabled list prior to the game, allowed two runs -- one earned -- on six hits
while striking out six over seven innings. The right-hander appeared in his
first game since being sidelined with right triceps soreness in late April.
The Blue Jays' lone run of the game came in the first inning. After Jose
Bautista grounded into a double play, Encarnacion homered to center.
The Giants scored the only two runs they would need in the second. Hunter
Pence reached first on Encarnacion's throwing error from third. Two
batters later, Torres smacked Johnson's offering over the wall in center.
"If he hits it out there, you have to tip your cap to him," Johnson said of
Torres' homer. "That's a pretty deep part of the ballpark."
Lincecum kept San Francisco in front by retiring 14 straight batters. That
streak came to an end with one out in the sixth, when he walked Johnson. Melky
Cabrera, the former Giant, followed with a single to put men on first and
second. Bautista lined out to third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who threw to
second base to start a controversial double play.
Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo tossed a scoreless eighth and ninth,
respectively, to secure the victory. Romo picked up his 16th save of the
The Giants had lost five of their previous six games to the Blue Jays ...
Sandoval returned to the lineup after missing three games with a strained left
foot ... Johnson fell to 0-4 in seven career starts against San Francisco ...
Toronto activated outfielder Rajai Davis from the 15-day disabled list and
placed pitcher Ramon Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list ... Giants outfielder
Angel Pagan (strained left hamstring) sat out for the ninth straight game.
06/05 02:56:43 ET