Pinch-hitter LaMonte Wade Jr. related for a two-run homer within the ninth inning, serving to the San Francisco Giants rally for a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
Brandon Belt drew a one-out stroll in opposition to Lou Trivino (5-5) and was changed by Mike Yastrzemski. Wade adopted along with his sixteenth homer, a towering drive to proper on a 1-1 pitch.
Kris Bryant, Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf additionally homered for San Francisco, which trailed 5-2 after six innings. The Giants (79-44) stayed 1 1/2 video games forward of the charging Dodgers for the highest spot within the NL West.
Starling Marte doubled twice for Oakland, persevering with his surge for the reason that All-Star break. Josh Harrison added an RBI double.
The A’s fell 3 1/2 video games behind the Astros within the AL West. Oakland entered the day with a half-game lead over the Crimson Sox for the second wild card.
Bryant’s two-run homer off Sean Manaea lower the A’s result in 3-2 within the second. However Harrison doubled residence Matt Olson within the third and Sean Murphy scored on Kevin Gausman’s wild pitch within the fourth.
Belt and Ruf hit back-to-back homers off Andrew Chafin within the seventh.
Tyler Rogers (4-1) retired three batters for the win. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his twenty seventh save.
Gausman had one other uneven outing. The All-Star right-hander had 5 strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings however allowed six hits and 5 runs, two earned. In seven begins for the reason that break, Gausman has made it by means of six innings as soon as.
Marte doubled and scored within the first when the A’s scored three unearned runs off Gausman following a throwing error by third baseman Wilmer Flores. Marte is batting .382 (50 for 131) for the reason that All-Star break.
The Giants ran themselves out of a possible large inning within the eighth when Brandon Crawford was thrown out attempting to steal third. Crawford took off operating simply as Jake Diekman appeared to begin his windup, however Diekman stepped off and threw to Harrison, who chased Crawford down and tagged him out attempting to get again to second.
Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (proper flexor pressure) threw a bullpen within the Dominican Republic the place he has been as a consequence of a demise in his household. “Obtained some good video of that, appeared good,” supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. … 3B Evan Longoria (hand) underwent an MRI that confirmed no structural injury. He missed his third consecutive sport.
Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty was positioned on the 10-day injured record for the second time this season due to a sprained left wrist. Piscotty beforehand was out from June 17-July 3 due to the identical harm. He had performed in 12 of 38 video games since getting back from that stint on the IL. “We’ll see the place we go from right here, whether or not he wants surgical procedure or not,” supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “He’s had the cortisone shot, he’s been coping with all of it 12 months. Looks as if it’s simply come to a head the place he wants some extra relaxation.” Seth Brown was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take Piscotty’s place. … 3B Matt Chapman was rested.
Giants RHP Logan Webb (7-3, 2.92 ERA) has received six consecutive selections heading into Sunday’s collection finale. Webb has allowed two earned runs or fewer in every of his earlier 11 begins. Athletics RHP Frankie Montas (9-9, 4.04 ERA) allowed two runs in 5 innings throughout his solely profession look in opposition to San Francisco on June 26.