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SF Giants sweep Oakland behind Webb, bottom of order

Andrew Haynes
Mike Yastrzemski
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Despite and having to fend off a late rally and much of the batting order struggling, the SF Giants held on to defeat the Oakland A's, 6-4, Sunday afternoon and sweep their brief two-game series across the Bay Bridge.

Logan Webb bounced back from a rough start against Los Angeles earlier in the week with seven innings of four-hit ball, walking three and allowing two runs while striking out five.

At the plate, three home runs - two from Mike Yastrzemski, who totaled three RBI in the contest - provided most of the offense. All three blasts, along with six of the nine hits, five runs and five RBI, came from hitters in the sixth spot in the order or below.

Neither team plated a run in the first two innings, with one walk per team representing the only baserunners.

In the top of the third the Giants got on the scoreboard with a leadoff home run from eighth-place hitter Yastrzemski, who took an 0-2 pitch out to center field for the lead.

The Orange and Black doubled their lead in the fifth as Brandon Crawford and Joey Bart sandwiched singles around a Yastrzemski flyout, and after the Athletics went to their bullpen Austin Slater delivered a pinch-hit double to plate Crawford.

Oakland managed their first run in the home half of the fifth, using a leadoff double, a Crawford error and a single to get on the board and cut the Giants lead in half.

In the sixth, the Giants got the run back and more as Thairo Estrada announced his return from the concussion list with a two-run homer to put San Francisco in a 4-1 lead.

Webb, pitching with a small advantage, issued a leadoff walk followed by a single in the seventh, and a pair of force plays allowed the hosts' second run to score to make it 4-2.

Yaz launches second homer to help secure SF Giants win

A two-out rally in the eighth, with Crawford singling ahead of Yastrzemski's second round tripper, gave the Giants a comfortable four-run lead - though the A's answered with a two-run homer of their own in the bottom half to make things tight once again.

Camilo Doval was the choice to pitch the ninth, and despite a leadoff walk and one-out single he shut the door for San Francisco's second win in as many days over their Bay Area rivals.

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