Monday, Aug 08, 2022 - 00:52:05
16 results - (0.005 seconds)

Bay Bridge Series game:

latest news at page 1:
1
    OAKLAND — The Giants rode back-to-back blasts to a win in the first game of the Bay Bridge series and their first victory in the month of August, six days since the calendar turned. Apparently, there was no better cure for San Francisco’s woes than a meeting with its cross-bay rivals, as the A’s provided little resistance against a club coming off a four-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers. After never leading for more than an inning against the Dodgers, the Giants never trailed in a 7-3 win Saturday in front of the Coliseum’s largest crowd of the season (40,065). Making his first start since the the Giants held on to him at the trade deadline, Carlos Rodón was far from dominant but limited Oakland to a lone run over 5⅓ innings. San Francisco spotted him an early lead with runs in each of the first two innings, before LaMonte Wade Jr. and J.D. Davis blew the game open with back-to-back home runs in the sixth. It was clear many of season-high crowd, clad in orange and black, had...
    Unlike last season, there is no chance the Giants and A’s will see each other in the playoffs. And after this weekend’s Bay Bridge Series games at the Coliseum, there is no telling how many more times the teams will play each other for Bay Area bragging rights. The A’s lease at the Coliseum runs out after next season, and the team hasn’t backed down on its threat to move to Las Vegas if a new stadium deal isn’t reached for Howard Terminal. Since interleague play arrived in 1997, the Bay Bridge Series has been one of MLB’s bigger success stories. It’s been competitive – the A’s hold a 71-65 advantage – and it’s been a hit with the fans. Five of the nine largest regular-season crowds in Coliseum history have been for Bay Bridge Series games, including the top two. The Series is all even this season after the teams split their first two games at Oracle Park in April. Carlos Rodón won his third straight start in a Giants uniform to kick things off, an 8-2 Giants win....
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Paul Blackburn and five relievers combined on a three-hitter, making Chad Pinder’s leadoff homer stand up for the Oakland Athletics in a 1-0 victory over San Francisco that ended the Giants’ five-game winning streak Wednesday night. Blackburn (3-0) allowed three hits in five innings, lowering his ERA to 1.35. The right-hander pitched around traffic, inducing three double-play grounders in the first three innings — including a difficult 3-6-1 turn to end the third after the Giants had loaded the bases. READ MORE: Payton Lifts Warriors To NBA Playoff Series Clinching Win Over DenverDomingo Acevedo, Sam Moll, Zach Jackson and Kirby Snead combined for three scoreless innings. Dany Jimenez pitched the ninth and got help from instant replay for his fourth save while helping the A’s to their second shutout in three games. Wilmer Flores appeared to reach on an infield single leading off the ninth when he outran first baseman Seth Brown to the bag after a short grounder. Brown was positioned far away from the base when he fielded the ball and Flores was initially...
    SAN FRANCISCO – Paul Blackburn may have grown up a Giants fan, but the Giants were no fan of the A’s right-hander Wednesday night. The ex-Heritage High of Oakley standout made himself at home at the same stadium where he rooted for his favorite team, blanking the Giants over five innings to get the win in the A’s 1-0 victory. Oakland snapped San Francisco’s five-game winning streak to earn a split in the two-game Bay Bridge Series at Oracle Park in front of 32,014. Blackburn, who’s proven to be a revelation early in his sixth season, lowered his earned run average to 1.35 after shutting the Giants out on three hits during his 84-pitch effort. He teamed with five relievers who held the Giants hitless over the final four innings. Ex-Giant Dany Jimenez finished the three-hitter with his fourth save in as many chances. The 28-year-old who once cheered on his heroes Barry Bonds and Jason Schmidt, struck out four and walked one in his first time on the mound here. A’s manager Mark Kotsay much prefers this version...
    The San Francisco waterfront on Third Street has been home to both the Giants and Warriors for nearly three years, but in a rare occurrence on Wednesday night, both teams will be playing with their waterfront stadiums and arenas at full capacity at the same time. With tipoff at 7 p.m., the Warriors host the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center for Game 5 of their first-round playoff matchup. Fifteen minutes prior, the Giants and Oakland A’s will start the second of their two-game Battle of the Bay at Oracle Park. Though the Warriors and Giants have played home games near each other since Golden State moved in down the street in October of 2019, the rivalry baseball series and closeout game at Chase Center in front of full capacity crowds — with the added A’s fanbase helping to fill Oracle Park — could cause a traffic nightmare in downtown San Francisco. This sports armageddon has happened before — the Giants and Warriors played concurrent home games earlier this year, on Oct. 8 when the Los Angeles Lakers visited for a...
    Dave Kaval has never been shy about using Twitter to trumpet his and the A’s causes – sometimes to his own detriment. Tuesday evening, he went to new lengths to defend his team’s low attendance over the opening homestand. As day turned to night and fans started heading to Oracle Park for the Bay Bridge Series, Kaval pointed out the “sparse attendance” the Giants were getting before the game began and in the early innings. He quote-tweeted one fan’s picture of the stands and mentioned the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore — an account that frequently features Kaval’s A’s. Kaval didn’t stop there, tweeting, “It is sad how few fans are at the game. Maybe the local media can look into the SF Giants marketing? Ask some questions. Get to the bottom of what is going on.” Of course, the final attendance for the Tuesday night game for the Giants was 32,898. That number is far from spectacular for the Giants. But it’s almost double what the A’s got for their home opener (17,503) and nearly nine times the number...
    The A’s entered the ninth inning Saturday afternoon with a one-run lead over the Giants but left with a 6-5 loss after A’s closer Lou Trivino gave up a two-run homer to pinch hitter LaMonte Wade Jr. in the top of the inning.   OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 21: Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (55) pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of their MLB game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)  OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 21: San Francisco Giants’ Wilmer Flores (41) catches a foul ball hit by Oakland Athletics’ Mitch Moreland (18) in the first inning of their MLB game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)  OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 21: San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of their MLB game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)  OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST...
    OAKLAND (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a two-run single, Starling Marte added an RBI double and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. James Kaprielian pitched three-hit ball over five innings to remain unbeaten in three starts since coming off the injured list to help the A’s hold off their Bay Area rivals before a crowd of 40,133 – the largest at the Coliseum in nearly two years. READ MORE: COVID: 20 San Francisco City Employees Suspended for Not Disclosing Vaccination Status The A’s remain two games behind the Astros in the AL West and a half game ahead of the Red Sox for the second wild card. Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. The Giants have lost back-to-back games for the first time since late July. Harrison got the A’s going in the fourth with a single that came after Jed Lowrie’s leadoff walk and a double by Yan Gomes. Both runners easily scored. Yastrzemski, batting ninth, snapped a 3-for-26 funk with his 19th home run leading off the fifth. Up 2-1, Mark Canha...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have made a living grinding out at-bats, with opposing pitchers compiling high pitch counts and early exits. Not so Sunday against the Athletics and left-handed starter Cole Irvin at Oracle Park. Irvin prevented the Giants from a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants, throwing eight shutout innings with two walks and eight strikeouts as the Athletics won 6-2 before a crowd of 35,920. Irvin threw 100 pitches, 71 of them strikes, in what tied the longest outing of his career before Deolis Guerra replaced him in the ninth. The only Giants hits against Irvin were a single by Buster Posey and two ground ball singles by Darin Ruf. The Giants got to Guerra for two runs in the ninth, highlighted by a Posey single and doubles from Donovan Solano and Steven Duggar, before Lou Trivino got the final out for the Athletics with a strikeout of pinch-hitter Brandon Crawford. The Giants, who still own the best record in the major leagues at 50-27, visit the second place Los Angeles...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are the majors’ first team to 50 wins, and backup catcher Curt Casali’s steady contributions have been a huge part of that success. The fabulous fill-in did it again with his bat, hitting a game-ending double in the 10th inning as the Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday night. READ MORE: Joy, Energy Returns To San Francisco Castro District For Pride Weekend; No Mask, Just Vibes Casali started behind the plate for a second straight day for ailing star Buster Posey. “He takes a lot of pride in kind of serving his team, serving the pitcher, serving Buster, serving all of us,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “Pretty selfless individual.” Matt Chapman hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the inning after saving a run with a brilliant throw home minutes earlier but Steven Duggar quickly tied it on a single in the bottom half against Burch Smith (1-1). Duggar scored from first on Casali’s hit that bounced to the deep corner in left to end the 4-hour, 5-minute...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A tense second game of this Bay Bridge Series went to extra innings. Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly in the 10th to score Seth Brown from third base gave the A’s a 5-4 lead, but the Giants walked off against Burch Smith, beating Oakland 6-5 to claim a wild game on Saturday night. Chapman’s opposite field moonshot in the seventh inning turned a game devoid of much offensive explosion into the A’s biggest lead of the series, putting the A’s up 4-2. Before that, Oakland cobbled together a few scoring opportunities but struggled to add on against Giants starter Alex Wood. Elvis Andrus manufactured the A’s first run of the series, singling and moving to second on an error and scoring on a wild pitch. With left-handed Wood out, Mitch Moreland pinch hit for Chad Pinder with a pair of runners on and knocked in the A’s second run, but they couldn’t capitalize with runners on the corners and less than two outs. Frankie Montas navigated his five innings nicely despite not having his sharpest...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Johnny Cueto took the mound in his absolute element – a big, loud crowd back filling the ballpark seats again at last for a local rivalry game. Cueto outdueled Sean Manaea and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 in the Bay Bridge Series opener Friday night. READ MORE: IN PHOTOS: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Tahoe Vacation Compound Up For Sale, Asking Price: $41 Million “He’s a showman, he loves the spotlight, he loves the big stage,” manager Gabe Kapler said before the game. “The one thing we know about Johnny, every time he goes out there he’s entertaining.” Curt Casali, a last-minute addition in place of ailing Buster Posey, does his job with little fanfare but it’s plenty meaningful, too. He homered in the seventh to greet A’s reliever Cam Bedrosian after speeding up his pregame prep with Cueto. “It worked out,” Casali said. Kapler appreciated Casali’s poise, noting, “and that home run was huge, it was a big separator for us.” Alex Ferron makes the catch in the left-field bleachers during the Oakland...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto performed on the big stage, emergency fill-in Curt Casali homered and the Giants beat the Athletics 2-0 Friday night in the first game of the Bay Bridge Series at Oracle Park. Cueto pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits with a walk and six strikeouts in improving to 6-3. That was just a bit better than Sean Manaea, also 6-3, who gave up one run in the fourth inning and nothing else. He gave up three hits, walked three and struck out seven. The win for the Giants, 49-26, came on a night they learned Brandon Belt would be out indefinitely with a right knee injury and Buster Posey was scratched about 90 minutes before game time with a lower back strain. Casali, who replaced Posey, hit his second home run of the season in the seventh inning against A’s reliever Cam Bedrosian. The Athletics, fighting to keep pace with the Houston Astros in the American League West, fell to 46-32. Giants manager Gabe Kapler seemed to have an inkling as...
    Mark Canha will land on the 10-day IL with a left hip strain, a blow for the Oakland A’s as they embark on a three-game series against the hot San Francisco Giants. Infielder Vimael Machin was recalled as the corresponding roster move. Canha had an MRI on Friday after removing himself in the third inning from Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Manager Bob Melvin said no play in particular caused the injury, but noted his hip bothered him after a handful of at-bats. Canha had a planned day off on Wednesday. “Thinking it’s the turf,” Melvin said. “We had that planned for him anyway. One day off on the turf. But after a few at-bats today, bothered him enough to where he had to take himself out of the game.” Canha had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum and impingement on his left hip in May of 2016. Related Articles Bay Bridge Series: The biggest storylines of the SF Giants-Oakland A’s showdown this weekend The pitch Chris Bassitt eliminated that allowed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There is nothing quite like a summer Friday night at Oracle Park. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it will truly hold its full potential.The Oakland A's will take on the San Francisco Giants in the time-honored tradition known as the Bay Bridge Series. Except this one, will look a little bit different. The ballpark is dropping all capacity limits, social distancing requirements, and no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test required. The Giants also dropped mandatory face masks requirements earlier this month. They are now "strongly recommended" for unvaccinated fans.RELATED: San Francisco faces Oakland, looks to build on Gausman's strong outingThose with Giants season tickets will be able to go back to their reserved seats. About 35,000 fans are expected for Friday night's game.RELATED: Want free Giants tickets? Get a COVID-19 vaccine at one of these San Francisco vaccination sitesAfter the Bay Bridge Series wraps up, the Oakland A's have their first homestand at full capacity against the Texas Rangers. That game could then take the title for the largest public...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a tying grand slam in the ninth inning, Mark Canha’s sacrifice fly put Oakland on top in the 10th, and the Athletics stunned the San Francisco Giants 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series. A’s Stephen Piscotty, Khris Davis, Sean Murphy and Robbie Grossman celebrate after Piscotty hit a game-tying grand slam against the Giants in the top of the ninth inning Aug. 14, 2020 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Oakland trailed by five in the ninth inning but rallied to win from such a deficit for the first time since July 15, 1952, according to STATS. The Giants hadn’t lost after leading by five or more runs in the ninth inning or latter since June 25, 1929. Matt Chapman began on second base with the new extra-innings rule and advanced on Matt Olson’s groundout to bring up Canha. He hit a flyball to right off Jarlin García (0-1). Joakim Soria (2-0) escaped trouble in the ninth for the win, and Liam Hendriks finished for his...
1