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Huff delivers in 10th as Giants nip A's

May 21, 2011 - 6:16 AM San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Aubrey Huff laced a run-scoring single in the 10th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants over the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, to start the three-game Bay Bridge series.

Oakland reliever Brian Fuentes (1-5) served Huff a four-seam baseball that Huff ripped into the right-center gap that brought home speedy Emmanuel Burriss from second to give the Giants their third straight win.

Mark Ellis recorded his 1,000 career hit with a single in the second inning for Oakland, which has dropped three straight.

Both teams had just five hits in a game that was mostly a pitcher's duel.

Oakland starter Trevor Cahill was brilliant through six frames, allowing just one hit, one earned run and fanned six batters, though he failed to become the majors' first seven-game winner.

Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong was just as strong for the Giants, surrendering one unearned run with four hits and five strikeouts over six frames.

Both teams then went deep into the bullpen the rest of the way as Javier Lopez (2-0) threw a perfect 10th inning to set up the win.

Burriss singled to lead off the bottom of the 10th, and Andres Torres bunted him to second. Fuentes then intentionally walked Freddy Sanchez before surrendering Huff's game-winning hit.

The game was filled with mishaps and lack of execution. The A's put their leadoff hitter on in six of the first eight innings and scored just once. The Giants offense was obsolete, getting just a double from Buster Posey and a Cody Ross single through the first seven frames.

In fact, the Giants' only other score came in the first before putting up zeros across the board the next eight innings.

Torres walked to start the bottom of the first and reached third on Kurt Suzuki's throwing error after swiping second. Sanchez's groundout then scored Torres for an early 1-0 lead.

During the fifth, Cahill helped his own cause when he grounded into a double play, but it was enough to score Ellis, who started out the inning with a double, to tie it at one.

Game Notes

Ellis became the 12th player in Oakland history to reach the 1,000-hit plateau...Oakland placed pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Tyson Ross on the 15- day disabled list on Friday. The club also optioned pitcher Trystan Magnuson to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled pitchers Joey Devine, Fautino De Los Santos and Jerry Blevins from Sacramento...Posey extended his season-high hitting streak to nine games...The Giants have won seven in a row at home against Oakland and have won 11 of the past 15 meetings in the interleague regional rival series.