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[June 30, 2016]
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's
rookie Sean Manaea knew he was on a pitch count Wednesday night when
he came off the disabled list to make his 10th career start, so he
made quick work of the San Francisco Giants.
Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in a 7-1 victory
against the Giants at the Oakland Coliseum. The left-hander, who had
been on the DL since June 14 with a strained left forearm, allowed
six hits, struck out four and walked only one, Manaea exited after
allowing a two-out double to Buster Posey in the sixth on his 83rd
pitch -- two shy of his limit -- with the A's leading 7-0.
"I felt great," Manaea said. "I was kind of worried before the game
about my forearm, but as the game went on I didn't feel a thing."
Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit a two-run homer for the A's,
who beat the Giants for the third straight time and will try to
sweep the four-game season series on Thursday night at the Coliseum.
The way Manaea was pitching, he didn't need much offensive support.
"That was dominating stuff," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "That's
the stuff you've heard about when the name Sean Manaea came up, made
the trade, going through the minor leagues, doing that type of
thing. I know he felt good about it. So did we."
Giants right-hander Jake Peavy (4-7) gave up seven runs -- just
three of them earned -- on five hits over 3 1/3 innings. He walked
two, struck out none and allowed two home runs, but he was hurt by
three Giants errors.
"It was certainly a frustrating night just on all fronts," said
Peavy, who had won three of his previous four starts and allowed a
combined eight earned runs in his previous six starts. "We didn't
play our best. Just one of those nights. Not fun to endure.
"Obviously we made some mistakes and it's a team game. You have to
pick your teammates up, and I certainly didn't do what I could."
The A's won for the sixth time in seven games, scoring 53 runs
during that span.
"It's great to get these runs in bunches but to win over the course
of the season you have to be able to consistently put up runs,"
Lowrie said. "That doesn't mean scoring 13 in one game and seven the
next. It's being able to manufacture runs, get guys on, get them
over, get them in. That's how you're going to consistently win
Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run for the A's.
Posey went 3-for-4, while Brandon Crawford had one hit in three
at-bats and drove in a run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly for
the Giants, who lost for the fourth time in five games.
The A's took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, scoring three unearned
runs off Peavy.
With one out, Marcus Semien hit a pop up to shallow right field that
dropped when second baseman Ramiro Pena collided with right fielder
Mac Williamson. Pena was charged with an error, and Semien wound up
on third base.
Pena, starting in place of Joe Panik (concussion), appeared to hurt
his left ankle. However, he stayed in the game until being replaced
for a pinch hitter in the fifth.
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Giants relief pitcher Derek Law (64) delivers a pitch during the
sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at the Coliseum.
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"He's pretty sore," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "X-rays were
negative. We'll get an MRI tomorrow. He's looking at (missing) 5-7
days. I think it's pretty evident we're going to have to get
somebody to help out here."
Billy Burns brought Semien home with a sacrifice bunt down the first
base line, and Crisp followed with a triple to the left-center gap.
Lowrie made it 3-0 with a home run down the right-field line that
went in and out of a leaping Williamson's glove and landed over the
fence. The blast was Lowrie's second of the season and came on a 3-2
The Giants loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, but Manaea
got Williamson to ground into a double play with a 3-2 count, one
pitch after he lined a shot just left of the foul pole in left
field. After escaping that jam, Manaea pumped his fists twice as he
headed toward the dugout.
"Just being in that moment and getting those big outs, that was
huge," Manaea said. "All the emotions I had just let out. It was
The A's added four runs in the fourth, extending their lead to 7-0.
After Butler walked with one out, Alonso sent Peavy's first pitch
into the right-field seats for his second home run of the season.
Semien sent a deep fly to left-center left fielder Angel Pagan
misplayed for a three-base error, and Burns drove him in with a
double to left that got past Pagan. Crisp followed with an RBI
NOTES: Giants 2B Joe Panik was placed on the seven-day concussion
disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday. Ramiro Pena started at second
base Wednesday against the A's. ... The Giants purchased the
contract of INF Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Sacramento, and the
former Mets shortstop started at third base. ... A's LF Khris Davis
was a late scratch because of a left shoulder contusion. Davis was
hurt Tuesday in the first inning when he slammed into the outfield
wall in San Francisco trying to catch 1B Brandon Belt's double. ...
Oakland INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A
Nashville. ... LHP Eric Surkamp was claimed off waivers from Oakland
by the Texas Rangers. ... Giants RHP Sergio Romo (right flexor
strain) will make rehab appearances Thursday and Friday with
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