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"Thomson put on a clinic, using his best lefty, Jose Alvarado, to face Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker in the fifth, rather than the one you might expect to see in the fifth inning, Brad Hand. He later tapped his lefty starter, Ranger Suarez, to face that same part of the lineup in the seventh and eighth. He went to his best reliever, Seranthony Dominguez, to preserve a tie in the eighth and ninth. In all, Thomson got 5 2/3 shutout innings from his bullpen on a night when they needed every single zero."