Oakland A's complete mini-sweep, beat Giants 8-6

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Some folks, but only a few, understand baseball. Nobody understands the Oakland Athletics organization, though.

The A's, boasting a 30-80 record entering last weekend, swept their crosstown rivals San Francisco Giants beating them on back-to-back days including an 8-6 win on Sunday to cap the weekend and split the Bay Bridge Series of the 2023 season, two wins for each time.

Sunday's finale was a heavyweight contest at least judging by the scoreboard.

The Giants took a one-run lead to get things going. The A's replied tying the game in the same first frame.

Frisco replied with another run, then Oakland took the lead with a two-run second inning.

In the third stanza, San Francisco regained the lead snatching it from the A's with a two-run inning by themselves followed by an empty fourth period by both teams and another two-run inning by the Giants in the fifth.

The A's, looking at a minimal chance of reversing the ominous 6-3 result, flipped the script top to bottom from the fifth inning forward.

Nick "Tiny" Allen was the man of the minute, getting his first-ever two-homer game on Sunday to bring the A's closer on the scoreboard in the fifth with a solo effort off Alex Cobb's right hand after having tagged the starter already as soon as in the second frame.

Tyler Soderstrom walked with the bases loaded a bunch of batters later, forcing Seth Brown in. Then, Shea Langeliers singled scoring two men and putting Oakland ahead.

Tony Kemp (who else?) sacrificed himself to bring the final run of the day home.

The A's celebrated the day both because they got the second W in a row against Frisco and also enjoyed a warm reception for the 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

Baseball doesn't stop, so Oakland will host Texas on Monday to kick a three-game series against the dangerous Rangers. Watch out, Texans, the A's are coming in hot.

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