MLB Baseball

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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Oakland1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 9150
San Francisco0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 570
5
  W: H. Bailey (10-8)   L: T. Beede (3-7)   S: L. Hendriks (13)
12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET15:45 ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST3:15 PM VEN23:45 UAE2:45 PM CT, August 14, 2019
Oracle Park, San Francisco, California  Attendance: 39,511

Giants seek sweep of Bay Bridge Series

According to STATS
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Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants

  1. Oakland has gone 5-2 in San Francisco since 2016, homering at least once in each of the seven games, which is the longest active streak in Oracle Park by any franchise. The A's won four of six games over the Giants in 2018 despite being outscored 25-22 over the season series.
  2. The A's shut out the White Sox in two of their last three games, their first games shutting out an opponent since June 29. Oakland's pitching staff has a 3.38 ERA in interleague play, third in MLB.
  3. The Giants went 4-for-7 and had six RBI with runners in scoring position in their last game, but their .192 batting average with RISP this month still ranks last in the NL and 28th in MLB. Giants' pitchers also issued 11 walks in their last game, just one shy of the most issued by any team in a game this season.
  4. Chad Pinder is on a team-high eight-game hitting streak and has an extra-base hit in four straight, one shy of the longest by an A's player this season. Pinder also has a six-game hitting streak against the Giants entering the series, along with a career .409 batting average and 1.045 OPS against the franchise.
  5. Kevin Pillar has scored a run in six straight games, trailing only Ronald Acuna Jr. (eight) and Corey Seager (seven) for the longest active streak by a National Leaguer. He has posted a .394/.412/.758 slash line in August after entering the month with a line of .239/.266/.400.
  6. With a homer and two runs in his last game, Mike Yastrzemski now has 12 home runs and 40 runs through 67 career games. The only Giants to meet these marks in fewer career games in the live-ball era were Orlando Cepeda (49 in 1958), Willie McCovey (61 in 1960) and Willie Mays (62 in 1951).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/13/2019 thru 8/14/2019

With each team pondering rotation changes down the line, the Oakland Athletics and host San Francisco Giants complete a two-game interleague series Wednesday afternoon with a pair of struggling starters on the mound.

Right-handers Homer Bailey (9-8, 5.54 ERA) of the A's and Tyler Beede (3-6, 5.61) of the Giants are scheduled to duel. The home team will hope to ride the momentum of a thrilling finish and 3-2 win in Tuesday's opener to a series sweep.

San Francisco held on for the win, surviving a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth. Closer Will Smith subsequently struck out Chad Pinder on a 2-2 pitch to end the game with the bases loaded.

The A's will attempt to bounce back Wednesday against Beede, a guy they've never faced.

The 26-year-old is winless in his past five starts with a 5.93 ERA. He's been roughed up for four or more runs in each of his past four outings.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted before Tuesday's win that the organization has not decided how to line up its starters around Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija down the stretch as the club chases a National League wild-card spot.

"We're talking about all our options right now," he told reporters. "We'll come up with it soon."

The Giants received good news on two minor league fronts in the past week when Johnny Cueto, coming off Tommy John surgery, made a second pain-free start during a rehab assignment in Class-A and prospect Logan Webb made a strong Triple-A debut.

If all goes well in Cueto's third scheduled start Thursday, he could be an option in the very near future, as could Webb.

The A's will counter with Bailey, one of their two veteran pickups at the trade deadline. He has struggled in his five starts for Oakland, going 2-2 with an 8.17 ERA.

His most recent outing was a 10-1 road loss to the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 7, when he allowed seven runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Bailey does, however, have an encouraging history against the Giants, against whom he's gone 4-0 with a 3.57 ERA in eight starts. He's 2-0 with a 3.81 ERA in four starts at Oracle Park.

The A's soon figure to be looking to replace somebody with Sean Manaea, who has made six minor league starts as he attempts to prove he's fully healthy after experiencing a sore shoulder earlier this season.

Manaea struck out 10 in his most recent outing, prompting A's manager Bob Melvin to start planning ahead.

"I heard it was great," Melvin said to reporters before Tuesday's loss. "We'll discuss where we go next, but a very encouraging outing."

Cueto, Webb and Manaea are all possibilities by the time the A's and Giants meet again in Oakland on Aug. 24-25.

In the meantime, as each team has chased a wild card, the A's and Giants have both played break-even ball of late.

Oakland has alternated wins and losses in their last eight games, the last seven of which have been on the road.

The Giants, meanwhile, improved to 4-4 on their nine-game homestand with the Tuesday win.

--Field Level Media

Updated August 14, 2019

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