Wade’s Pinch-Hit HR In 9th Lifts Giants Past A’s 6-5

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August 21, 2021 astatine 5:14 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pinch-hitter LaMonte Wade Jr. connected for a two-run homer successful the ninth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants rally for a 6-5 triumph implicit the Oakland Athletics connected Saturday.

Brandon Belt drew a one-out locomotion against Lou Trivino (5-5) and was replaced by Mike Yastrzemski. Wade followed with his 16th homer, a towering thrust to close connected a 1-1 pitch.

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Kris Bryant, Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf besides homered for San Francisco, which trailed 5-2 aft six innings. The Giants (79-44) stayed 1 1/2 games up of the charging Dodgers for the apical spot successful the NL West.

Starling Marte doubled doubly for Oakland, continuing his surge since the All-Star break. Josh Harrison added an RBI double.

The A’s fell 3 1/2 games down the Astros successful the AL West. Oakland entered the time with a half-game pb implicit the Red Sox for the 2nd chaotic card.

Bryant’s two-run homer disconnected Sean Manaea chopped the A’s pb to 3-2 successful the second. But Harrison doubled location Matt Olson successful the 3rd and Sean Murphy scored connected Kevin Gausman’s chaotic transportation successful the fourth.

Belt and Ruf deed back-to-back homers disconnected Andrew Chafin successful the seventh.

Tyler Rogers (4-1) retired 3 batters for the win. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 27th save.

Gausman had different uneven outing. The All-Star right-hander had 5 strikeouts successful 3 2/3 innings but allowed six hits and 5 runs, 2 earned. In 7 starts since the break, Gausman has made it done six innings once.

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Marte doubled and scored successful the archetypal erstwhile the A’s scored 3 unearned runs disconnected Gausman pursuing a throwing mistake by 3rd baseman Wilmer Flores. Marte is batting .382 (50 for 131) since the All-Star break.


The Giants ran themselves retired of a imaginable large inning successful the eighth erstwhile Brandon Crawford was thrown retired trying to bargain third. Crawford took disconnected moving conscionable arsenic Jake Diekman appeared to commencement his windup, but Diekman stepped disconnected and threw to Harrison, who chased Crawford down and tagged him retired trying to get backmost to second.


Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (right flexor strain) threw a bullpen successful the Dominican Republic wherever helium has been owed to a decease successful his family. “Got immoderate bully video of that, looked good,” manager Gabe Kapler said. … 3B Evan Longoria (hand) underwent an MRI that showed nary structural damage. He missed his 3rd consecutive game.

Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty was placed connected the 10-day injured database for the 2nd clip this play due to the fact that of a sprained near wrist. Piscotty antecedently was retired from June 17-July 3 due to the fact that of the aforesaid injury. He had played successful 12 of 38 games since returning from that stint connected the IL. “We’ll spot wherever we spell from here, whether helium needs country oregon not,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s had the cortisone shot, he’s been dealing with it each year. Seems similar it’s conscionable travel to a caput wherever helium needs immoderate much rest.” Seth Brown was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to instrumentality Piscotty’s place. … 3B Matt Chapman was rested.


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Giants RHP Logan Webb (7-3, 2.92 ERA) has won six consecutive decisions heading into Sunday’s bid finale. Webb has allowed 2 earned runs oregon less successful each of his erstwhile 11 starts. Athletics RHP Frankie Montas (9-9, 4.04 ERA) allowed 2 runs successful 5 innings during his lone vocation quality against San Francisco connected June 26.

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