Oakland 6, San Francisco 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 41378

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 6 9 0
San Francisco 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 21-21 9-10 12-11 W1
San Francisco 21-20 12-10 9-10 L1

Recap


Athletics 6, Giants 2: Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and visiting Oakland halted an 11-game losing streak at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

Collin Cowgill had a two-run single in a four-run fourth and bowled over Giants ace Tim Lincecum in a collision at home plate as the Athletics won in San Francisco for the first time since June 15, 2008.

Bartolo Colon (4-4) ended a three-game losing streak, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings to earn his first win since April 18.

Lincecum (2-4) had another rocky outing, lasting only four innings and giving up four runs for the third consecutive start. He was plowed over on a headfirst slide by Cowgill, who scored from second base on a wild pitch.

The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner appeared to be hit in the face by Cowgill's helmet. He finished the inning and came out for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the frame.

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-4 and Joaquin Arias and Buster Posey had sacrifice flies to give the Giants a 2-0 lead after three innings.

Lincecum unraveled in the fourth, giving up two hits and a walk to load the bases before Kurt Suzuki delivered an RBI single and Cowgill followed with a two-run single.

Reddick hit his team-high 11th homer in the sixth off Giants reliever Shane Loux to stretch the lead to 6-2.

Jordan Norberto, Grant Balfour, Ryan Cook and Brian Fuentes each threw a scoreless inning of relief for the Athletics.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Giants CF Angel Pagan extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He has hit safely in 31 of the last 32 games. ... Oakland placed P Brandon McCarthy, the team's opening day starter, on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained right shoulder. ... Cabrera had his third straight multi-hit game of the series and major league-best 20th of the season. ... It was the sixth time in nine starts that Lincecum has permitted at least four runs. ... Reddick was 0-for-9 in the series before launching his homer in the seventh. ... Manny Ramirez was held out of Sunday's game at Triple-A Sacramento due to a sore wrist. He went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Saturday in his first game. Ramirez is scheduled to make his Athletics debut May 30.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   San Francisco
Bartolo Colon Player Tim Lincecum
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 4.0
7 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 5
3.60 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Oakland   San Francisco
Kurt Suzuki Player Melky Cabrera
2 Hits 4
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 1 14 .250 11 9 5 4 0 0
San Francisco 8 0 10 .242 13 12 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Giants have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Athletics have a W/L % of .450 after a win and .545 after a loss.