Pomeranz, 2 relievers toss 2-hitter, Giants beat Jays 4-0

TORONTO (AP) Drew Pomeranz doesn't have to wait any longer for his first win with the San Francisco Giants.

Pomeranz and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight game, and the Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Wednesday, sweeping their two-game interleague series.

Pomeranz (1-2) allowed two hits, both singles, in a season-high six innings. It was his first scoreless start since Sept. 9, 2017, at Baltimore.

''What a great job, pitching so efficiently,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He was pounding the strike zone so well.''

Buster Posey, Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria all hit RBI doubles for the Giants, who went 4-4 on a three-city road swing despite a season-worst four-game losing streak in the middle of the trip.

''It's good to come up here and win a couple,'' Bochy said. ''It made for a decent road trip. You lose the first two series and come out at .500, you take it.''

The Blue Jays were shut out for the first time since opening day, when they lost 2-0 to Detroit in 10 innings Toronto has lost back-to-back home games after winning six of seven on a road trip to Minnesota and Oakland.

Pomeranz walked two and struck out five to win for the first time since last Aug. 10 with Boston.

''Drew was dealing, man,'' Sandoval said. ''I haven't seen the guy throw the ball that well.''

The Giants had won two of Pomeranz's first four starts, but he hadn't earned a W until Wednesday.

''It's nice to get that one out of the way,'' he said.

Pomeranz retired the first 13 batters in order before walking Rowdy Tellez in the fifth. Teoscar Hernandez followed with a single, but was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double. Danny Jansen struck out to end the threat.

Eric Sogard's leadoff single in the sixth was Toronto's only other hit.

Reyes Moronto worked one inning and Trevor Gott finished.

Sandoval led off the fifth with a second-deck drive to right off Blue Jays right-hander Clay Buchholz. He hit a solo home run in the eighth inning Tuesday.

Sanoval's shot Wednesday left his bat at 112.5 miles per hour, making it San Franciscio's hardest-hit ball of the season.

''The ball jumps off his bat,'' an appreciative Bochy said. ''He's the one guy that's finding the barrel consistently.''

Sandoval had not homered in consecutive games since doing it for Boston on May 10-11, 2015, against Toronto and Oakland.

''He's pretty locked in right now,'' Pomeranz said.

Buchholz (0-1) allowed four runs and six hits in five-plus innings. He walked none and struck out two.

''You miss a couple inches on the plate and that gives them the leverage to hit it,'' Buchholz said. ''And they didn't miss.''

For the second straight game, Toronto fans cheered Giants outfielder Kevin Pillar each time he batted. Toronto traded Pillar to San Francisco on April 2.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Minor league SS Bo Bichette is expected to need at least six weeks to recover from a broken bone in his left hand. Bichette was hit by a pitch Monday while playing for Triple-A Buffalo. ... OF Jonathan Davis (right ankle) was activated off the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A.

THE WAIT IS OVER

Following the game, the Blue Jays announced that top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be promoted from Triple-A to make his major league debut Friday against Oakland.

''It's a big moment for the Toronto Blue Jays,'' said manager Charlie Montoyo, who announced the move. ''He's the No. 1 prospect in baseball. Hopefully he becomes what everybody thinks he can become.''

Guerrero hit .367 with three homers and eight RBIs in eight games at Triple-A. He went 2 for 5 with a home run against Syracuse Wednesday. It marked the first time he has played three consecutive games at Buffalo. Guerrero missed the start of the season after an oblique injury in spring training.

Major League Baseball's Twitter feed posted an image of Guerrero swinging Toronto's landmark CN Tower as if it were a baseball bat, under the caption, ''It's happening!''

END OF THE LINE

Blue Jays infielder Freddy Galvis sat because of a sore left hamstring, ending his consecutive games streak at 349, which had been the longest active streak in the majors.

FUTILE FIRSTS

The Giants failed to score a run in the first inning for the 25th straight game, extending their club record stretch to start a season. The 1948 Chicago White Sox started the season by going 28 games without a first-inning run.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-3, 3.66 ERA) starts Friday in the opener of a three-game series against the visiting New York Yankees. LHP James Paxton (2-2, 3.10) starts for New York.

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (1-3, 1.76) starts Friday as the Blue Jays host Oakland in the opener of a three-game series. Stroman is 1-1 with a 5.22 ERA in five career starts against the Athletics. RHP Mike Fiers 92-2, 8.28) starts for Oakland.

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  • W: D. Pomeranz (1-2)L: C. Buchholz (0-1)
  • HR: SF - P. Sandoval (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Duggar RF41100111.230.269.370.6392.5
G. Parra LF51100003.203.286.284.5692.0
B. Posey C41110001.230.305.365.6704.0
B. Belt 1B20110200.222.330.494.8245.0
E. Longoria 3B40110002.222.255.400.6553.0
P. Sandoval DH41111012.333.333.6941.0285.5
B. Crawford SS30000102.202.280.226.5061.0
K. Pillar CF30100101.200.220.376.5963.0
J. Panik 2B40000015.186.266.271.537-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard 2B40100000.367.406.533.9401.0
    B. Drury 3B40000012.179.225.321.546-0.5
    J. Smoak DH40000022.284.411.527.938-1.0
    R. Grichuk CF30000010.217.287.413.700-0.5
    R. Tellez 1B20000100.250.333.533.8671.0
    T. Hernandez LF30100010.228.311.354.6660.5
    D. Jansen C30000021.169.258.220.478-1.0
    R. Urena SS30000010.313.333.406.740-0.5
    A. Hanson RF20000110.167.225.167.3920.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Posey (7), B. Belt (5), E. Longoria (5), K. Pillar (3)
      • HR - P. Sandoval (2)
      • RBI - B. Posey (6), B. Belt (11), E. Longoria (8), P. Sandoval (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar, G. Parra 2 (2), E. Longoria, J. Panik 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 2 (2), D. Jansen
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Urena-Tellez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 1-2)6.02002503.651.3826.5
      R. Moronta1.00000102.450.913.5
      T. Gott2.00000302.080.777.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 1-2)6.0
      R. Moronta1.0
      T. Gott2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Buchholz (L, 0-1)5.06440214.601.341.0
      T. Mayza1.21002106.101.550.5
      R. Tepera1.10001009.001.332.0
      E. Luciano1.00002004.662.071.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Buchholz (L, 0-1)5.0
      T. Mayza1.2
      R. Tepera1.1
      E. Luciano1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 87-53, R. Moronta 18-11, T. Gott 31-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 7-5, T. Gott 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 21, R. Moronta 3, T. Gott 6
      PITCHING
      • IBB - T. Mayza (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Buchholz 70-52, T. Mayza 28-15, R. Tepera 18-9, E. Luciano 25-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Buchholz 8-5, T. Mayza 2-2, R. Tepera 3-0, E. Luciano 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Buchholz 21, T. Mayza 8, R. Tepera 4, E. Luciano 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Duggar RF41100111.230.269.370.6392.5
      G. Parra LF51100003.203.286.284.5692.0
      B. Posey C41110001.230.305.365.6704.0
      B. Belt 1B20110200.222.330.494.8245.0
      E. Longoria 3B40110002.222.255.400.6553.0
      P. Sandoval DH41111012.333.333.6941.0285.5
      B. Crawford SS30000102.202.280.226.5061.0
      K. Pillar CF30100101.200.220.376.5963.0
      J. Panik 2B40000015.186.266.271.537-0.5
      Total3347415317-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        E. Sogard 2B40100000.367.406.533.9401.0
        B. Drury 3B40000012.179.225.321.546-0.5
        J. Smoak DH40000022.284.411.527.938-1.0
        R. Grichuk CF30000010.217.287.413.700-0.5
        R. Tellez 1B20000100.250.333.533.8671.0
        T. Hernandez LF30100010.228.311.354.6660.5
        D. Jansen C30000021.169.258.220.478-1.0
        R. Urena SS30000010.313.333.406.740-0.5
        A. Hanson RF20000110.167.225.167.3920.5
        Total280200295-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Posey (7), B. Belt (5), E. Longoria (5), K. Pillar (3)
          • HR - P. Sandoval (2)
          • RBI - B. Posey (6), B. Belt (11), E. Longoria (8), P. Sandoval (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Belt (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Duggar, G. Parra 2 (2), E. Longoria, J. Panik 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Smoak 2 (2), D. Jansen
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - G. Parra (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Urena-Tellez)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Pomeranz (W, 1-2)6.02002503.651.3826.5
          R. Moronta1.00000102.450.913.5
          T. Gott2.00000302.080.777.5
          Total9.0200290---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Pomeranz (W, 1-2)6.0
          R. Moronta1.0
          T. Gott2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Buchholz (L, 0-1)5.06440214.601.341.0
          T. Mayza1.21002106.101.550.5
          R. Tepera1.10001009.001.332.0
          E. Luciano1.00002004.662.071.0
          Total9.0744531---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Buchholz (L, 0-1)5.0
          T. Mayza1.2
          R. Tepera1.1
          E. Luciano1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 87-53, R. Moronta 18-11, T. Gott 31-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 7-5, T. Gott 1-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 21, R. Moronta 3, T. Gott 6
          PITCHING
          • IBB - T. Mayza (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Buchholz 70-52, T. Mayza 28-15, R. Tepera 18-9, E. Luciano 25-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Buchholz 8-5, T. Mayza 2-2, R. Tepera 3-0, E. Luciano 2-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Buchholz 21, T. Mayza 8, R. Tepera 4, E. Luciano 5
          • 6TH INNING
            Longoria doubled to deep left, Posey scored, Belt to third40
            Posey doubled to deep center, Parra scored30
          • 5TH INNING
            Sandoval homered to right20
          • 4TH INNING
            Belt doubled to left center, Duggar scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Elvis Luciano relieved Ryan Tepera
            • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Crawford walked
            • K. Pillar: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Pillar flied out to deep right
            • J. Panik: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Panik grounded out to second, Crawford to second
            • S. Duggar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duggar walked
            • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Gott Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sogard lined out to center
            • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury lined out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • R. Tepera Pitching:
            • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
            • E. Longoria: Foul, Longoria grounded into double play shortstop to first, Belt out at second
            • P. Sandoval: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sandoval grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Trevor Gott relieved Reyes Moronta
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Jansen struck out looking
            • R. Urena: Foul, Strike swinging, Urena grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Mayza Pitching:
            • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
            • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Parra lined out to left
            • Ryan Tepera relieved Tim Mayza
            • B. Posey: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Reyes Moronta relieved Drew Pomeranz
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grichuk flied out to left
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tellez popped out to third
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra singled to right center
            • B. Posey: Ball, Posey doubled to deep center, Parra scored
            • Tim Mayza relieved Clay Buchholz
            • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Belt walked
            • E. Longoria: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Longoria doubled to deep left, Posey scored, Belt to third
            • P. Sandoval: Ball, Ball, Sandoval grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Crawford flied out to center
            • K. Pillar: Pillar intentionally walked
            • J. Panik: Ball, Panik hit into double play pitcher to catcher, Belt out at home
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • R. Urena: Strike looking, Ball, Urena grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Hanson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hanson walked
            • E. Sogard: Sogard singled to right center, Hanson to second
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury popped out to shortstop
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Smoak flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • P. Sandoval: Sandoval homered to right
            • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to first
            • K. Pillar: Pillar doubled to deep left
            • J. Panik: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Panik lined out to center
            • S. Duggar: Duggar fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tellez walked
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez singled to left center, Tellez to third, Hernandez out at second
            • D. Jansen: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • S. Duggar: Strike looking, Duggar singled to left center
            • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Parra grounded out to shortstop, Duggar to second
            • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Posey grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Belt: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Belt doubled to left center, Duggar scored
            • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Longoria lined out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sogard grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to right
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • B. Crawford: Ball, Crawford flied out to right
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Pillar flied out to right
            • J. Panik: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Panik struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jansen grounded out to second
            • R. Urena: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • A. Hanson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hanson grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt grounded out to pitcher
            • E. Longoria: Longoria grounded out to pitcher
            • P. Sandoval: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Sandoval struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Tellez lined out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Buchholz Pitching:
            • S. Duggar: Strike swinging, Duggar grounded out to first
            • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to third
            • B. Posey: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard lined out to shortstop
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Drury grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)