SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The best game of Chris Stratton’s career got off to a shaky start when the San Francisco pitcher allowed hits to his first two batters and fell behind in the count 3-0 to the third.A deep breath http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-jason-motte-jersey , a little faith in catcher Nick Hundley and a fastball that was effective all night settled things down.Stratton threw a career-high eight innings to outpitch Patrick Corbin, and the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 Monday on a two-run homer by Steven Duggar.“It was huge,” Stratton said about working out of the early jam. “Hundo did an awesome job back there mixing it up, and once we got past that it really just kind of took off from there.”Arizona remained a game up in the NL West over Colorado when the Rockies lost 10-7 to the Los Angeles Angels.Stratton and Corbin had nearly identical outings, the difference being Duggar’s homer in the second.Stratton (9-7) permitted five hits, struck out six and allowed only two runners past first base. He walked none and retired 17 of his final 18 batters to win for the first time since June 17.The right-hander, who leads the Giants in wins despite two stints in the minors, gave up back-to-back singles to open the game but pitched out of it. Stratton also gave up a two-out triple to Jon Jay in the fifth but got Eduardo Escobar to fly out.Tony Watson retired two batters for San Francisco. Hunter Strickland got Nick Ahmed to fly out for his 14th save, completing the five-hitter.It was the Giants’ 11th shutout this season.“The first inning, that was the key inning for (Stratton),” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. “After that he was really good. Really good with his command and all of his pitches. We needed it. Their guy threw well.”Corbin (10-5) was equally sharp after yielding Duggar’s home run. The Arizona lefty retired the next 10 batters, then got three consecutive groundouts after allowing a double and a single to start off the sixth.Corbin had nine strikeouts and one walk in seven innings while absorbing his first loss in six starts against the Giants this season. He gave up four hits.“Usually our offense is going to get us back in it so I just tried to put up as many zeros as I could,” Corbin said. “We had a couple chances early tonight but Stratton was a little bit better.”The Diamondbacks became the fastest team in major league history to reach 25,000 strikeouts as a team, topping the milestone in 3 Yadier Molina Jersey ,371 games. The Miami Marlins did it in 3,650 games.“Really unfortunate night for Patrick,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “He threw the ball extremely well. Just made one mistake. Outside of that, he was outstanding. Unfortunately we couldn’t score some runs for him.”Duggar’s second home run of the season helped the Giants gain ground on the Diamondbacks. San Francisco pulled within seven games of first place and 7½ of the second wild card.“If we can keep rallying off some wins, we might surprise some people,” Duggar said.Jon Jay had three hits for Arizona. Paul Goldschmidt walked in the ninth and has reached base safely in 39 consecutive road games, an ongoing club record.Duggar lined a 3-1 pitch from Corbin to right field, two batters after Brandon Crawford singled. Duggar’s only other home run this season also came against Arizona on Aug. 4.CORBIN’S STREAK ENDSCorbin had not allowed a home run in 11 consecutive starts before Duggar’s drive. That matched the longest streak by a Diamondbacks pitcher, equaling the mark set by Miguel Batista from August 2002 to April 2003.“I’ve probably made worse pitches than that that weren’t for homers,” Corbin said.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants catcher Buster Posey underwent successful hip surgery in Vail, Colorado. The six-time All-Star will be sidelined six to eight months.UP NEXTRHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.25 ERA) opposes San Francisco LHP Madison Bumgarner (5-5, 2.88) in a marquee pitching matchup Tuesday night. Buchholz is 2-0 and has allowed one run over his past two starts covering 16 innings. Bumgarner has yielded three runs or fewer in 12 of his 15 starts. TORONTO (AP) — Francisco Lindor is giving the Indians record-breaking power out of the leadoff spot.Lindor had two solo homers and four RBIs, rookie Shane Bieber pitched into the seventh inning to remain unbeaten in nine road starts and Cleveland beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Thursday night for its third straight win.Cleveland trimmed its magic number to seven for clinching a third consecutive AL Central championship.Lindor has six multihomer games from the leadoff spot this season, a major league record. The three-time All-Star said he likes getting the chance to set the tone.“Whatever happens http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-brett-cecil-jersey , if I do something to help the team in the first inning, teams know, ‘Here are the Indians and they’re here to compete pitch after pitch,'” Lindor said.Lindor connected on right-hander Sam Gaviglio’s third pitch of the game for his 10th career leadoff homer and seventh this season. He went deep to right off Gaviglio again in the third for his eighth career multihomer game. Lindor has 33 home runs, matching his total from last year. He added a two-run single in the fifth and singled again in the ninth.“Wow,” manager Terry Francona said. “He was the majority of our offense for a while there.”Bieber said Lindor’s energy and output are “contagious.”“It’s huge for us when he’s going well,” Bieber said. “It kind of sparks everybody else.”Lindor approached Francona at the start of spring training and asked to hit leadoff.“The minute he said that, I was thrilled,” Francona said.Lindor’s first blast broke a tie with Houston’s George Springer for leadoff home runs this season, and matched Grady Sizemore’s 2008 Indians record.Toronto’s Rowdy Tellez doubled in the second and fourth innings after getting a pinch-hit double in his debut Wednesday, making him the first player in major league history with extra-base hits in each of his first three plate appearances.“He’s the new cult hero in town,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.Tellez doubled again in the seventh, joining Oakland’s Ben Grieve as the only players since 1920 to record four doubles in their first two games.Jason Kipnis hit a three-run shot off Blue Jays reliever Mark Leiter Jr. in the ninth, his 15th.Bieber (9-3) allowed four runs, three earned Adam Wainwright Jersey , and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, improving to 5-0 away from home.Gaviglio (3-8) allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings to lose for the fourth time in five starts.Trailing 2-0 on Lindor’s two homers, the Blue Jays rallied with four in the fourth. Tellez doubled home a run, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run double and scored on a fielding error by first baseman Yonder Alonso.The Indians answered with three in the fifth. Brandon Guyer chased Gaviglio with an RBI double, and Lindor greeted reliever Jose Fernandez with a two-run single.Indians outfielder Greg Allen gave his team a two-run cushion with an RBI double off right-hander Justin Shafer in the seventh.Cleveland’s Tyler Olson pitched to one batter in the seventh. Adam Cimber got two outs, Cody Allen worked the eighth and Dan Otero finished.SORRY CHIEFCleveland removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of its uniforms for the series, a move that is set to become permanent next season. The decision to nix the logo this series was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.The Indians will return to their regular uniforms when they play at Tampa Bay next week.FOUR AND MORELindor has four four-hit games and four four-RBI games this season. He leads the majors with 117 runs scored.TRAINER’S ROOMIndians: LHP Andrew Miller (left shoulder) felt good after a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday. Miller’s next step is not known. … OF Michael Brantley was held out of the starting lineup after fouling a pitch off his left foot Wednesday. … 3B Josh Donaldson (left calf) had the day off Thursday. Donaldson will play for Double-A Akron in a playoff game Friday.Blue Jays: Toronto recalled C Reese McGuire and Shafer from Triple-A. McGuire started behind the plate, becoming the 61st player used by the Blue Jays this season, a club record.UP NEXTIndians RHP Carlos Carrasco (16-8, 3.52) faces Blue Jays RHP Marco Estrada (7-11, 5.43) on Friday. Carrasco had a 1.85 ERA in six August starts but allowed five runs in a loss to Tampa Bay last week. Estrada has allowed 11 earned runs over his past two outings, losing both.