Stephen Piscotty fired a grand slam in the ninth, Mark Canha delivered a sacrifice fly for the lead in the 10th, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 8-7 at the start of the Series on Friday. Bay Bridge.
Oakland trailed by five runs in the ninth inning, but reacted. It did not erase a similar deficit since July 15, 1952, according to the STATS firm.
The Giants had not lost a game that held a five-run or more lead in the ninth inning since June 25, 1929.
Matt Chapman started the 10th inning at second, under the new automatic runner rule, and advanced on a grounder by Matt Olson, who was retired on the play. Next, Canha flied to right field off Jarlín García (0-1).
Mexico’s Joakim Soria (2-0) escaped a predicament in the ninth inning to take the win. Liam Hendriks ended the match and made six saves.
For the Athletics, there were no Latin Americans at bat.
For the Giants, Colombian Donovan Solano 4-1 with a run scored. Venezuelans Wilmer Flores 5-4 with a scored, Pablo SAndovl 5-0. Honduran Mauricio Dubón 4-2 with a run scored.