Brandon Crawford broke a tie with a sixth-inning home run, and four relievers combined on four innings of shutout ball Wednesday afternoon as the host San Francisco Giants salvaged a split in their interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 4-3 victory.
Crawford’s go-ahead homer came an inning after Blue Jays right-hander Edwin Jackson completed a historic start, having allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two.
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Jackson began the game by making a start for a record 14th different big-league team, breaking a tie with Octavio Dotel for the most in Major League Baseball history.
Crawford’s homer, his second of the season, came off Ryan Tepera (0-2), who had replaced Jackson to start the sixth.
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Mark Melancon (1-0), who allowed two hits in a scoreless top of the sixth, was credited with the win. Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Will Smith followed with a scoreless inning apiece, with Smith earning his 11th save by striking out the side in the ninth.
The Giants took a 3-1 lead against Jackson by scoring once in the first and twice in the second. Pablo Sandoval’s RBI double produced San Francisco’s first run, before Aramis Garcia belted a two-run homer to give the Giants the lead. The home run was Garcia’s first since being promoted from...
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