Oakland A’s Game #52: Deja vu! A’s beat San Francisco Giants 6-0 again, in comedy of errors
It’s deja vu all over again, but funnier this time.
The Oakland A’s beat the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, and for the second straight day they did so by the score of 6-0. The game could have been much closer this time, but the Giants made a series of errors on both sides of the ball to dash any chances they may have had.
The first act of this game was a pitcher’s duel between starters Jesús Luzardo and Kevin Gausman. Both threw six sparkling innings, with lots of strikeouts and few baserunners, but the difference came in the 4th. Both teams threatened with two outs, but one side squandered their rally while the other capitalized.
In the top half of that frame the Giants put a pair of runners on base and then beat out another infield hit that should have loaded them, but a baserunning miscue by Donovan Solano on the back end of the play (combined with Platinum-caliber defense from Oakland first baseman Matt Olson) caused the third out and squashed the rally. In the bottom half, Mark Canha drew a two-out walk, alertly moved to second on a wild pitch that only strayed a few feet away from the catcher, and then scored on a clutch single by Olson. Either team could reasonably have been ahead 1-0 at this point, but it was the A’s who got it done.
Nothing much else happened until the 7th, at which point lots suddenly happened. With one on and ...
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