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San Francisco 2, Oakland 1
When: 4:07 PM ET, Sunday, August 22, 2021
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
Temperature: 72°
Umpires: Home - Cory Blaser, 1B - Tom Hallion, 2B - Mark Ripperger, 3B - Phil Cuzzi
Attendance: 30345

Donovan Solano's first career pinch-hit home run, a two-run shot in the eighth inning, rallied the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the host Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon and a season-series win in the San Francisco Bay Area rivalry.

The game featured a sensational pitchers' duel between the Giants' Logan Webb and A's Frankie Montas.

Montas called it a day after throwing seven shutout innings, and the Giants wasted little time taking advantage.

Up 1-0, reliever A.J. Puk (0-1) retired the first two batters he faced in the eighth before walking Austin Slater on a full count, setting the stage for Solano.

The homer was Solano's 6th of the season. Following LaMonte Wade Jr.'s pinch-hit homer on Saturday, the Giants are the first team in MLB history to hit go-ahead pinch hit homers in the eighth inning or later in back-to-back games.

Dominic Leone (3-2), who took over for Webb in the seventh, picked up the victory with a scoreless seventh inning. Tyler Rogers worked around two hits to pitch a scoreless eighth, and Jake McGee earned his 28th save, giving the Giants four wins in six games against the A's this season.

Each team had advanced only one man into scoring position before the A's finally broke through against Webb in the sixth.

Tony Kemp got things rolling with a double into the left field corner, then scored on a Mark Canha single to right-center.

Webb was pulled at inning's end, having allowed just the one run and five hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

The 24-year-old trailed 1-0 when pulled from the game and stood to take his first loss since May 5 at Colorado before the Giants rallied.

It was Webb's 12th consecutive appearance allowing two runs or fewer.

Solano's homer was the only extra-base hit for the Giants, who moved 2 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.

Marte had a double, two singles and two steals for the A's, who fell 3 1/2 games behind Houston in the American League West.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
San Francisco   Oakland
Logan Webb Player Frankie Montas
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
San Francisco   Oakland
Donovan Solano Player Starling Marte
1 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 4
1.000 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Francisco 4 1 7 .133 10 13 2 4 2 0
Oakland 8 0 11 .242 12 10 1 1 2 0