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Alex Wood leads SF Giants’ third shutout win in a week

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With a one-run lead and his starter cruising after five innings, Giants manager Gabe Kapler made the risky decision to put the game in the hands of a short-handed bullpen that had been shaky in back-to-back losses against the Marlins.

Despite his closer being unavailable and several arms needing a breather, Kapler’s bullpen delivered, recording the final 12 outs of a 1-0 victory to salvage the series finale in Miami.

An unearned run that scored on an Alex Dickerson RBI single in the third inning proved to be the difference for the 9-6 Giants, who have now shut out their opponents in three of their last four victories.

After missing the first half of April while rehabbing a back injury he dealt with during spring training, left-hander Alex Wood made his Giants debut on Sunday in Miami and tossed five scoreless innings against the Marlins. The lefty only allowed three hits and didn’t surrender a walk as he turned in an efficient outing on a day the Giants were hoping for length from their starter.

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