San Francisco Giants

And then there was one: Giants win away from clinching N.L. wild-card berth

Giants closer Sergio Romo reacts after getting the final out in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Dodgers in San Francisco.
Giants closer Sergio Romo reacts after getting the final out in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Dodgers in San Francisco. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the Giants’ 3-0 victory over the Dodgers:

0: Runs allowed by Giants pitcher Ty Blach in eight innings in his second big-league start.

1: Home runs by the Giants’ Angel Pagan off Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw in 68 career at-bats.

1: The Giants hold a one-game lead over the Cardinals for the final N.L. wild-card playoff berth entering Sunday’s seasion finale.

1: Dodgers who got as far as second base.

2: Hits by Blach – the first two of his big-league career. He became just the second pitcher, and the first since Washinton’s Craig Stammen in 2010, to collect two hits off Kershaw in a game.

3: Hits allowed by Blach – all singles.

4: Saves in as many opportunities by newly-anointed Giants closer Sergio Romo – all coming since Sept. 20.

6: Strikeouts by Blach.

6: Career extra-base hits by Pagan off Kershaw.

12: Career-high home runs by Pagan.

14-7: Blach’s record at Triple-A Sacramento, including a 3.43 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 162 2/3 innings.

99: Pitches by Blach, 67 of which went for strikes.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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