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Giants Blank Cardinals

Alex Cobb pitched his first shutout in 11 years and J.D. Davis hit a three-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series Monday night.


Cobb (1-1) scattered six hits and struck out four in his fifth career complete game and first since 2018 with Baltimore. His only other major league shutout was a four-hitter for Tampa Bay against Oakland in August 2012.


Cobb walked one and threw 70 of his 109 pitches for strikes. He ended his gem in style, striking out Tyler O'Neill for the final out as San Francisco won its third straight game for the first time this year.


Cardinals starter Jordan Montgomery (2-3) allowed an unearned run and five hits in six-plus innings. He struck out six but took his third straight loss.


St. Louis has lost all eight series openers this season, matching a dubious franchise record set in 1988. The Cardinals are the only team in the majors yet to win a series opener.


Jake Woodford (1-2, 6.05 ERA) pitches Tuesday night for St. Louis. RHP John Brebbia (1-0, 5.63) goes for San Francisco, likely as an opener.

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