The victory number 80 of the year of the San Francisco Giants (the first to reach that figure) in the majors, extending his lead by the first place in the West Division of the National League two and a half games over the Dodgers, whose nine-game winning streak came to an end Sunday. The Giants beat Sunday 2-1 a Oakland Athletics.
The Giants were limited to two hits in seven innings by Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas, but their offense came to life when manager Gabe Kapler began to deploy the club’s right-handed bench bats against AJ Puk in the eighth:
The Athletics threatened to put runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, but Tyler Rogers inducted a groundout from Matt Olson to end the inning. Jake McGee then worked around a one-out double by Josh Harrison to score a scoreless ninth.
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Logan Webb pitched six innings of a career to reduce his ERA to 1.63 in his last 12 starts. The 24-year-old right-hander relied on his sinker-slider combination to scatter five hits and strike out seven, taking one more step to establish himself as a reliable front-line starter for San Francisco.
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