The A's could do nothing to stop the better Giants and ended up falling 8-3 in the final game of a back-to-back affair staged in San Francisco.
The best news? Oakland gets a day off the baseball field before taking on the lowly Colorado Rockies.
The Giants took an early lead in the bottom of the first inning when J.D. Davis smashed a two-run homer, bringing LaMonte Wade Jr. home. This gave the Giants a 2-0 advantage when the matchup was barely getting started.
One inning later, the Giants would add a third run to the board courtesy of a double by Casey Schmitt bringing Mike Yastrzemski home and putting Frisco up 3-0.
Miraculously, Jace Peterson and Shea Langeliers combined to score the A's three runs in the fourth frame alone (alone!), tying the game and making it a contested matchup once again.
Sadly, San Francisco had other plans. Very different, for that matter. Austin Slater homered in the bottom of the sixth inning making it 3-5 Giants. Patrick Bailey added one more run by batting Luis Matos in with a double in the bottom of the eighth inning, and in the same frame, both Mike-Y (double) and Brett Wisely (single) would add hits turning into runs for their squad.
For those keeping track (or trying to) at home, that's Giants 8, A's 3 entering the final inning of the game, one that never ever got to feature a bottom half because Oakland failed to score even a single run in the ninth. Such are the A's, and such is this game.
The Oakland faithful can at least be happy about the protests taking place inside Oracle Park for the past couple of days with A's and Giants' fans uniting to protest against the move of the former ballclub to Las Vegas, expected to take place in time for the 2028 season.