On a day when they made a trade to strengthen the back of their bullpen, the Oakland Athletics overcame their All-Star closer’s fourth blown save and kept their late-inning magic going. Jonathan Lucroy singled home Matt Chapman in the 11th inning to give the A’s a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. Hours after acquiring reliever Jeurys Familia from the New York Mets, the A’s improved to a major league-best 22-7 since June 16 with their third win in five games against their Northern California rivals.
Posted: July 22, 2018, 6:22 am
Familia has been a major part of the Mets’ bullpen for years, serving as closer and making the All-Star team during the club’s NL pennant run in 2015. In 321.1 innings over his seven-year career with the Mets, Familia holds a 2.66 ERA, 123 saves and 329 strikeouts.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 7:58 pm
Dereck Rodriguez pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning for his fourth consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Friday night. Pablo Sandoval and Ryder Jones homered for the Giants. Andrew McCutchen doubled, drove in a run and made a pair of sliding catches in right field.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 5:28 am
Ryder Jones and Pablo Sandoval homered to back the strong pitching of rookie Dereck Rodriguez on Friday night, helping the San Francisco Giants turn back the Oakland Athletics 5-1 in interleague play in Oakland, Calif. The win was the Giants’ second in four games in an unusual six-game, home-and-home series in which the teams played three times last week in San Francisco before meeting again starting Friday night in Oakland following a four-day All-Star break. The game was tied 1-1 before Jones, recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day when Brandon Belt went on paternity leave, blasted an Edwin Jackson pitch off the right field foul pole leading off the fifth inning.
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:39 am
Jul 21 (OPTA) – Box score from Oakland Athletics vs San Francisco Giants on Friday
San Francisco 5, Oakland 1
San Francisco ab r h rbi bb so avg
Duggar cf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .281
Posted: July 21, 2018, 4:27 am