The San Francisco Giants became the first team in the history of the American / National League on hitting home runs as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning or later to erase a deficit and take the lead in consecutive games, according to Sportradar.
A day after LaMonte Wade Jr. came off the bench to deliver a game-winning home run for the Giants, it was the Colombian’s turn. Donovan Solano out of trouble on Sunday afternoon:
Solano hit a home run lead and pinch hitter off left-hander AJ Puk with two outs in the eighth inning as the Giants came back to beat the Athletics, 2-1, for the second day in a row and clinch a Bay Bridge Series victory in the Coliseum.
Austin Slater, pinch hitter for Tommy La Stella, started the rally with a two-out walk, and Kapler then sent Solano to hit for Wade, who led the Giants to victory with a two-run pinch-off HR off the closer. Athletics Lou Trivino in the ninth on Saturday.
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Solano attacked on a Puk sinker on the first pitch, pushing him 381 feet into left field to erase a one-run deficit and put San Francisco ahead, 2-1, a lead the club did not lose.