San Jose swept the Cal League's Northern Division championship series, led in the series' finale by Jose Flores' four hits and Kyle Woodruff not allowing an earned run.A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 8-2
(breaking out with five runs in the 5th inning and sweeping the best-of-five series)
San Jose: DH Jose Flores: 4 for 5
San Jose: 3B Brandon Crawford: 2 for 4
San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 1 for 3, HR, SH, E
San Jose: 1B Michael Sandoval: 3 for 4, HR, SO
San Jose: SP Kyle Woodruff: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 WP
San Jose: RP Ryan Verudgo: 1.0 IP, 2 K
While every Giant in the lineup had at least one hit, their fifteen-hit attack was paced by Flores' four hits. Sandoval added three more hits, including a solo HR in the 8th inning to put the final icing on the cake. Adrianza, who had just 3 HRs in the regular season, led off the 6th inning with a HR too. Crawford joined Flores and Sandoval as a third Giant in the lineup with multiple hits. All three of those hitters had an AVG above .500 in the three-game series.
Woodruff, who had a 3.28 ERA in his nine starts, during the regular season, did not allow an earned run in this playoff start. Verdugo, the first of four Giants relievers to pitch one inning each, had 2 K in a perfect 6th inning.
Note: The Cal League championship series will begin Thursday in San Jose. Rancho Cucamonga leads Lake Elsinore 2-1 in their best-of-five series, with the winner advacing to face San Jose.