Giants Sweep A’s With Late Win In 11th
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emmanuel Burriss singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep of the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
Burriss’ line drive off reliever Brian Fuentes (1-6) scored speedy Darren Ford from second. Ford just beat right fielder Ryan Sweeney’s throw to the plate, sending the Giants running out of the dugout to celebrate their fifth straight victory and seventh walk-off win this season.
Pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth off Grant Balfour over the right-field wall and just short of splashing in McCovey Cove. The rally spoiled another stellar outing by A’s starter Gio Gonzalez and sent Oakland tumbling to its fifth straight loss and ninth overall at AT&T Park.
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