Alex Cobb continued his career-long mastery of his former employer, Wilmer Flores collected a double, two singles and two RBIs, and the San Francisco Giants squared their three-game series against the visiting Baltimore Orioles with a 4-0 victory Saturday night.
In a rare matchup of orange-and-black teams, the black-clad Giants used a three-run third inning to grab a lead they never relinquished en route to just the second win in their last six games.
San Francisco got five consecutive hits off Baltimore starter Kyle Bradish (2-2) in the uprising, with a J.D. Davis single opening the scoring and a Flores two-run single making it 3-0. LaMonte Wade Jr. and Mike Yastrzemski scored two of the three runs after doubles.
That was more than enough support for Cobb (5-2), who took a three-hit shutout into the eighth with a four-run lead before serving up a one-out single to Aaron Hicks and a double by Ryan O'Hearn.
Cobb stayed on to retire Jorge Mateo on a comebacker, after which Scott Alexander did the same with Adam Frazier to keep the Orioles off the board.
Giants closer Camilo Doval threw a save-less 1-2-3 ninth to wrap up the team's fifth shutout of the season.
Cobb improved to 8-2 in his career against the Orioles, bridging a three-year stint with Baltimore in which he went just 7-22.
The Giants completed their portion of the scoring in the sixth on an Austin Slater single that plated Brandon Crawford, who had walked to open the inning.
Bradish hung around for just three of the Giants' four runs, pulled after allowing seven hits in four innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Wade had a second double and walked twice for the Giants, who out-hit the Orioles 10-5.
O'Hearn and Frazier doubled for Baltimore, the visitors' only extra-base hits.
There were no home runs in the game.
The Orioles were shut out for the fifth time this season.
--Field Level Media