Toronto (28-36) at San Francisco (33-31)

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  • Game info: 10:15 pm EDT Wed Jun 16, 2004
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The San Francisco Giants are starting to get healthy, which could mean trouble for the rest of the NL West.

The Giants, who welcomed back leadoff hitter Ray Durham on Tuesday, will look to make it three straight wins when they continue their interleague series with the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.

Durham had been sidelined by a left hamstring strain after sitting out from April 28-May 12 with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. He was sidelined twice last season as well, marking the first time in his career he’d missed significant time because of injury.

The second baseman was hitless in three at-bats during the Giants’ 4-3 win on Tuesday.

The Giants, who are 1 1/2 games behind the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, are still without first baseman J.T. Snow, who is on the disabled list recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Snow may begin a rehab assignment as soon as next week.

San Francisco took the series opener behind the strong pitching of Jason Schmidt, who won his career-high eighth straight decision. He allowed two runs and seven hits, while walking two and striking out 12, over 6 2-3 innings.

Toronto has dropped four of its last five. The Blue Jays’ offense has been inconsistent, scoring 15 runs in the win, while managing a combined nine runs in the four losses.

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P. Hentgen Tor vs. K. Rueter SF
2-9 Record 9-12
6.95 ERA 4.73
33 K 56
42 BB 66
1.64 WHIP 1.53