The Bay Bridge Series shifts to San Francisco on Wednesday, as the Giants and A's continue their home-and-home Interleague series at AT&T Park.
The Giants couldn't be happier to return home. The A's, however, really aren't too thrilled to play on the shores of McCovey Cove.
For a series that has been pretty even since the launch of Interleague Play in 1997 -- the A's hold a 49-45 edge -- the home teams have recently dominated. After Tuesday's victory, the A's have won nine of their last 11 in Oakland against the Giants, who have taken 10 of the last 12 at AT&T Park.
Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum looks to continue the Giants' run at home Wednesday against A's left-hander Tommy Milone.
Like Lincecum's dominance of his first five seasons, his numbers against the A's also took a hit last year during the worst season of his career. The right-hander was 5-1 with a 1.38 ERA and three complete games (two shutouts) in his first seven starts against Oakland, but surrendered seven earned runs in two starts against the A's last year.
Wednesday marks Milone's first foray into the Bay Bridge Series. The A's lefty has been consistently inconsistent this season, alternating impressive starts (two runs or fewer) with non-quality outings (four runs or more).
His last outing, Friday against the Astros, fell in the latter category thanks to two homers and three hits with two outs.
The 26-year-old lefty will be looking extend Oakland's five-game winning streak.
A's: Advantage ... no one
It's a favorite talking point before and during every Interleague series: Who has the advantage, American or National League teams? A's manager Bob Melvin had an interesting take prior to Tuesday's win.
"I think the American League team will always say that you feel like you're at a disadvantage, and the National League teams will tell you they're at a disadvantage because they don't have a true DH," Melvin said. "It probably evens out."
A's starting pitchers have been working in the cage as they prep for their next two games in an NL park.
"You just try to get the fundamental stuff out of the way and hopefully succeed with that," Melvin said.
• A's starting pitchers are 7-1 with a 2.73 ERA and .228 average against in their last 11 games.
Giants: Pagan day to day
Center fielder Angel Pagan's MRI on his strained left hamstring Tuesday revealed good news, leaving him day to day.
"There's some bursitis in there and it's a little sore," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Pagan, who participated in pregame work.
• Shortstop Brandon Crawford has hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games, batting .352 in that stretch.
• San Francisco's Hunter Pence, Marco Scutaro and Pagan are the lone Giants hitters to face Milone. Each is 2-for-3.
• Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes has a career-best 10-game hitting streak.