OAKLAND (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at dwelling with a 14-2 victory Sunday.
The Giants earned their first win in six tries throughout this yr’s Bay Bridge Sequence and go into the season’s remaining week chasing a playoff spot.
“Look, we appear to be a crew that responds fairly effectively,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “In fact we needed to clinch at present; we needed to do it at dwelling. We have been on a roll the final couple video games. It simply didn’t occur.”
Oakland, already into the playoffs for a 3rd straight season, wanted a win or a loss by the rival Astros to safe its first division crown since 2013. Houston gained at dwelling in opposition to the Diamondbacks.
Jake Lamb hit a two-run single within the sixth for Oakland’s lone scoring on an uncharacteristically quiet day.
“It didn’t occur,” A’s starter Mike Minor mentioned. “Guys are nonetheless constructive.”
Tyler Anderson (3-3) — ejected within the third inning Thursday in opposition to the Mariners — struck out 4 over 5 2/Three innings pitching Sunday on brief relaxation so Johnny Cueto may get an additional day.
This time, Anderson saved calm.
“It was only one sport the place I used to be in all probability working a bit scorching,” he mentioned.
Tromp linked within the third for the Giants’ first runs of the collection, then Ruf the following inning in opposition to Minor (1-6), who was coming off a victory in his first begin with Oakland. Tromp, a rookie, additionally had an RBI single throughout his three-hit day as San Francisco produced 15 hits to 5 by the A’s.
“We’re going dwelling with our spirits excessive. We’ve 100% confidence we’re going to make this occur,” Tromp mentioned. “We are able to all style it.”
Ruf added a two-run single within the eighth because the Giants snapped a three-game successful streak for Oakland (33-20) following consecutive 6-Zero shutouts. Luis Basabe received his first profession RBI with a single in a three-run ninth.
“I believed it was indicative of a membership that simply had a few dangerous days and received proper again to the best way we have been swinging the bats previous to the primary two video games of this A’s collection,” supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. “Type of had a way we have been going to bounce again from that, and our guys got here out prepared at present.”
AVOIDING A SWEEP
The Giants scored their second-most runs of the season behind a 23-5 win at Colorado on Sept. 1. They gained for the third time in eight video games after being held to fewer than one run in every of the 5 defeats throughout this stretch.
San Francisco, which is 10-17 on the street, was outscored 44-30 within the six video games versus Oakland in 2020.
A’s infielder Tony Kemp and his outdated school teammate at Vanderbilt, injured Giants proper fielder Mike Yastrzemski, acquired the Invoice Rigney “Good Man” awards from the native chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America.
A’s RHP Daniel Mengden was designated for project after being medically cleared and reinstated from the COVID-19 injured listing following a constructive take a look at from Aug. 28. He has been asymptomatic all through and resumed throwing off a mound on the membership’s San Jose alternate web site in latest days.
Giants: Rookie C Joey Bart is getting a few days off to do extra hitting work with the coaches, Kapler mentioned. … Yastrzemski, who left Thursday’s win in opposition to Seattle with tightness in his proper calf, missed a 3rd straight sport.
A’s: C Sean Murphy took a number of backswings off the helmet throughout the collection, one by Wilmer Flores on Sunday. … RHP Lou Trivino sustained a “fairly good-sized bruise” in accordance with Melvin after being hit by a line drive on the higher leg Saturday. Trivino did some pregame throwing to check the damage. … INF Chad Pinder, on the injured listing with a strained proper hamstring, has begun baseball actions and took swings within the cage the previous two days.
Giants: Cueto (2-1, 4.78 ERA) pitches Monday making an attempt to snap a four-start winless stretch after dropping his final day trip at San Diego.
A’s: RHP Frankie Montas (3-4, 5.86) is again from the paternity listing and can pitch Tuesday’s collection opener at Dodger Stadium after an Oakland off day.
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