SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong struck out seven in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Pablo Sandoval homered for the fourth time in six games and San Francisco won its sixth straight interleague game dating to last season, beating Minnesota, 2-1.
Vogelsong (3-2) allowed three hits and one walks to give him a 1.35 ERA in his past six starts.
Josmil Pinto broke up the shutout bid with a leadoff homer in the ninth inning against Sergio Romo, but that was all the Twins could manage. Romo retired the next three batters to get his 16th save in 18 chances.
Samuel Deduno (1-3) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings after being moved up a day in Minnesota’s rotation.
Streaking Blue Jays beat Oakland
TORONTO (AP) — R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Brett Lawrie homered and the Blue Jays beat the Athletics, 5-2.
The AL East-leading Blue Jays (28-22), who won for the 10th time in 12 games, haven’t been atop the division this late into the season since July 6, 2000, when they were 46-40.
Dickey (5-4) allowed one run and five hits in a season-high 8 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Jesse Chavez (4-2) allowed four runs, two earned, and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, the second straight start he has failed to reach six innings.