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Giants baffled by A's pitching

Jun 14, 2008 - 2:27 PM Oakland (36-31) at San Francisco (30-38) 9:05 pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- Strong pitching has helped the Oakland Athletics dominate the "Bay Bridge Series."

Rich Harden tries to continue that trend on Saturday when the Athletics meet the San Francisco Giants in the middle game of their interleague series.

Oakland has posted a minuscule 1.83 ERA en route to winning six of its last seven games against the Giants, including a 5-1 victory in Friday's series opener.

San Francisco's lone run came when Omar Vizquel stole home in the second inning - the Giants' only run over its last 30 innings against their cross-state rivals.

With Friday's setback, San Francisco (30-38) fell to a major-league worst 13-20 at home this season.

Harden (3-0, 2.85 ERA) looks to hand the Giants their 11th loss in their last 13 games at AT&T Park when he takes the mound on Saturday.

The 26-year-old righthander, who has already been on the 15-day disabled list twice this season, hasn't factored in the decision during any of his last three starts despite allowing just six runs in 19 2/3 innings over that span.

Matt Cain (3-4, 4.43) tries to win back-to-back starts for the first time in 2008 when he counters for the Giants.








  • ML
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 9 1
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - RICH HARDEN, BRAD ZIEGLER (7TH), ALAN EMBREE (7TH), KEITH
    FOULKE (8TH), HUSTON STREET (9TH) AND KURT SUZUKI
    SFO - MATT CAIN, JACK TASCHNER (8TH), BILLY SADLER

    Jun 14 11:57 PM


  • ML
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY BILLY SADLER ALLOWED CARLOS GONZALEZ TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K SUZUKI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D BARTON (.233, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Athletics 4, Giants 0  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 14 11:40 PM


  • ML
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JACK TASCHNER ALLOWED MARK ELLIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R DAVIS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E CHAVEZ (.260, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics 3, Giants 0  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 14 11:17 PM


  • ML
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DARIC BARTON SCORED KURT SUZUKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: R HARDEN (.250, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics 2, Giants 0  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 14 10:48 PM
  • 5
    roots
    McTool Added 5 roots

    Athletics 1, Giants 0  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 14 10:34 PM


  • ML
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 1 1 2 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - RICH HARDEN
    SFO - MATT CAIN

    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: F LEWIS (.278, 5 HR, 19 RBI)
    R DURHAM (.305, 2 HR, 21 RBI)
    R WINN (.296, 5 HR, 26 RBI)

    Athletics 1, Giants 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 14 9:17 PM