Rangers' Gallardo extends shutout streak to 23 1/3 innings in win over Blue Jays

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Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Yovani Gallardo continues to baffle opposing batters in June.

The Texas Rangers starter extended his shutout streak to 23 1/3 innings in a 4-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. Gallardo gave up three hits and two walks in 8 1/3 innings of work before being pulled two outs away from his first complete game since 2011.

The 29-year-old has only given up two earned runs over five starts for the month – both in a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics on June 10. Since a May 29 win against the Boston Red Sox, Gallardo's ERA has plummeted from 3.88 to 2.72.

The Blue Jays, meanwhile, could not capitalize on an impressive major league debut from 24-year-old Matt Boyd. The left-hander threw seven strikeouts with no walks over 6 2/3 innings giving up three solo homers to Mitch Moreland, Robinson Chirinos, and Rougned Odor.

The rubber match of the three-game set will begin at 1:07 p.m. ET on Sunday with the Jays' Drew Hutchison taking the mound looking to improve on his 7-1 record while the Rangers are sending out Chi Chi Gonzalez for his sixth start of the season.