OAKLAND — An eight-run eighth-inning secured the Giants’ 10-5 win over the Oakland A’s on Saturday night, tilting the Bay Bridge Trophy one game toward San Francisco.
Chris Bassitt held the Giants to one hit through his first four innings before Brandon Crawford hit an opposite field solo shot in the fifth.
Down to his final strike in the sixth with a runner in scoring position, Evan Longoria tied the game up with an RBI single. It kicked Bassitt out of the game, he allowed those two runs with five strikeouts and no walks.
How Sean Manaea might fit into the Athletics’ packed rotation; Ramon Laureano inches closer to return
Curious timing in Athletics’ decision to honor 1989 World Series champs
Momo, Tom Ace and Worm: Explaining some of Athletics’ puzzling Players’ Weekend nicknames
After sweeping the Yankees, the Athletics are thinking bigger than wild card
Oakland Athletics sweep the New York Yankees behind another solid Tanner Roark start
Against Madison Bumgarner last week, the A’s could only muster one run on Stephen Piscotty’s homer. Oakland didn’t fare too much better on Saturday; Mark Canha took Bumgarner deep and flipped his bat to give the A’s an early lead. Matt Chapman hit a 113 mph RBI double in the third inning.
Oakland got to the bullpen in the seventh inning and was able to take the lead again on RBI …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports