Schmidt wins eighth straight as Giants edge Jays
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"I never really felt that sharp," Schmidt said. "I made some mistakes, but they popped some of them up. And we played good defense."
"It all starts with Schmidt," Pierzynski said. "Ever since he's been going good, we've been going good. It seems like we score just enough runs for him and make him work."
Batista (4-5), the Toronto starter, lost for the first time in three decisions. He gave up four runs on five hits and six walks in six innings.
Toronto got the tying run to second base on an eighth-inning double by
Toronto went ahead 1-0 in the second. With one out, Zaun singled and scored on a triple to right by
The team got runners at the corners with two outs, but Schmidt fanned Batista to end the inning.
Schmidt, who hasn't given up more than three runs or seven hits in his last 10 starts, improved to 6-2 at home this season.
Batista fell to 4-6 in 21 career appearances, including 14 starts, against San Francisco.