Solano’s Pinch-Hit, 2-Run Homer Rallies Giants Past A’s

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August 22, 2021 astatine 5:06 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Donovan Solano delivered a go-ahead two-run homer connected the archetypal transportation helium saw from A.J. Puk with 2 outs successful the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Oakland Athletics for a 2nd consecutive time with a 2-1 triumph Sunday.

Puk (0-1) couldn’t clasp the pb aft relieving Frankie Montas, who struck retired 9 implicit 7 scoreless innings successful a superb duel with Logan Webb. Solano connected moments aft Austin Slater drew a pinch-hit walk.

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Dominic Leone (3-2) struck retired 2 successful a cleanable seventh. Starling Marte’s two-out treble successful the eighth against Tyler Rogers enactment the tying tally connected 3rd but Matt Olson grounded out. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 28th prevention aft allowing Josh Harrison’s one-out double.

The NL West-leading Giants won the play bid 4-2 from their AL playoff-contending Bay Area rivals connected a time 30,345 radical packed the Coliseum.

Montas came done with a clutch outing aft Oakland’s starters had gone less than six innings successful 8 of their past 9 games. He had allowed 2 runs successful 5 innings during his lone erstwhile quality against San Francisco connected June 26.

A time aft San Francisco came backmost precocious for a 6-5 victory, Mark Canha enactment Oakland up successful the sixth with an RBI azygous disconnected Webb, who hasn’t mislaid since May 5 astatine Colorado. He struck retired 7 and walked 1 implicit six innings and gave up 1 tally connected 5 hits. The right-hander has surrendered 2 oregon less earned runs successful 12 consecutive starts.

After his go-ahead hit, Canha coiled up retired going to 3rd erstwhile reappraisal showed helium was deed by a batted shot connected Marte’s single. Marte stole 2 bases, giving him a large league-leading 39 — going 17 for 17 since joining the A’s earlier the commercialized deadline.


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Giants: 3B Evan Longoria was placed connected the injured database aft helium received a COVID-19 booster vaccine. … RHP Reyes Moronta, who has made lone 4 appearances this play due to the fact that of an elbow flexor strain, returned from his rehabilitation duty and was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. … RHP Anthony DeSclafani went connected the 10-day injured database retroactive to Thursday with inflammation successful his close ankle.

Athletics: RF Stephen Piscotty could soon beryllium headed for country connected his troublesome near wrist aft 2 erstwhile cortisone injections this year. On Friday night, Piscotty’s discomfort returned and was placed connected the IL connected Saturday. He is scheduled to beryllium examined by manus specializer Dr. Mark Leber successful Arizona sometime this week. … RHP Chris Bassitt, struck by a enactment thrust successful the look Tuesday nighttime astatine Chicago, is acceptable to beryllium examined Monday by integrative surgeon Dr. Peter Revenaugh and person a repetition CT scan with country planned for Tuesday to repair a cheekbone that was fractured successful 3 places. His close oculus had been swollen unopen but is present open. He volition apt stay successful Chicago for 2 to 3 days aft the procedure, according to diversion trainer Nick Paparesta. … C Sean Murphy was held retired of the lineup with a tender wrist that helium felt during his archetypal at-bat Saturday, but entered for defence successful the ninth. Manager Bob Melvin had planned to commencement Murphy connected Sunday but alternatively went with Yan Gomes.


The Giants recalled LHP Sammy Long and RHP Jay Jackson from Triple-A Sacramento.


The Giants person an disconnected time successful New York connected Monday earlier facing the Mets connected Tuesday night, with San Francisco’s starter inactive unannounced.

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RHP Paul Blackburn (0-1, 5.06 ERA), called up aft Bassitt’s injury, takes the mound Monday for the A’s successful the opener of a two-game bid with the Mariners.

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