Bay Bridge Series
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.
The 2-time American League West champions arrive at AT&T Park Thursday for the final tuneup games before the 2014 season against a Giants team hoping for another rebound year that ends with a World Series Ring.
Pablo Sandoval hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth to help Barry Zito end a six-start winless stretch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday to avoid a season sweep.
Tommy Milone won his second straight decision following a five-start skid, pinch-hitter Nate Freiman had a two-run single, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.
Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Baseball fever is heating up throughout the Bay Area ahead of opening day, with both the A’s and Giants optimistic about a chance to return to the postseason.
Tim Lincecum allowed five runs in his final start before the regular season, and the San Francisco Giants lost to the Oakland Athletics 7-3 in the Bay Bridge Series opener Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s are back from spring training in Arizona and will play some final exhibition games in the Bay Area starting tonight before the regular season starts next week.
The surging Oakland A’s go for a seventh consecutive home win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night when the Bay Bridge Series continues.
Barry Zito outdid his old Oakland team, Brandon Belt drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics in the Bay Bridge Series opener 8-6 on Friday night.