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Box > Oakland 4, San Francisco 3
Bay breezes blow Oakland's way
Pedro Feliz hit a three-run home run in the seventh, but the Giants' bats were mostly quiet in Friday's series opener against the A's. Starter Jeff Fassero, who was a late replacement for Jesse Foppert, took the loss.
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Joe Blanton retired the first 10 batters he faced and allowed just five hits. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Bobby Kielty hit a two-run home run and helped make his team's one-run lead hold up with a nice running catch in the eighth inning. Bobby Crosby also homered, while Joe Blanton threw eight terrific innings to earn the win.
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 Crosby gets the scoring started
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SF
San Francisco (30-42)
Lost 2
Oakland 4, San Francisco 3   OAK
Oakland (33-40)
Won 2
June 24, 2005
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San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   3 6 0
Oakland
1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 X   4 11 1
Standings through 6/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Giants Stats  |  Athletics Stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellison, CF4000010.304
Vizquel, SS4010000.300
Snow, 1B4010010.269
1-Sanchez, PR0000000.346
Alou, LF4000001.311
Niekro, DH4110011.295
Tucker, RF3110101.256
Feliz, 3B4123012.287
Cruz, 2B3000002.286
Matheny, C3000000.243
Totals33363147 


1-Ran for Snow in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Feliz (10, 7th inning off Blanton, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Vizquel; Snow; Niekro; Tucker; Feliz 5.
RBI: Feliz 3 (48).
2-out RBI: Feliz 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Feliz.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Vizquel (7, 2nd base by Blanton/Kendall).
PO: Vizquel (1st base by Blanton).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Matheny-Cruz, Cruz-Vizquel-Snow).
Pickoffs: Fassero (Kendall at 1st base).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4030000.263
Kotsay, CF2001101.274
Crosby, SS4111014.294
Chavez, 3B4120013.263
Kielty, RF4122001.275
Byrnes, LF3010110.263
Ginter, DH2000000.175
a-Hatteberg, PH-DH2000003.284
Swisher, 1B4010001.236
Ellis, 2B2110101.288
Totals3141143314 

a-Grounded into a double play for Ginter in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Swisher (7, Fassero), Ellis (9, Fassero), Byrnes (13, Eyre).
HR: Crosby (3, 1st inning off Fassero, 0 on, 2 out), Kielty (5, 4th inning off Fassero, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Kendall 3; Crosby 4; Chavez 2; Kielty 5; Byrnes 2; Swisher 2; Ellis 2.
RBI: Crosby (9), Kielty 2 (31), Kotsay (38).
2-out RBI: Crosby.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis; Chavez 2; Swisher.
SF: Kotsay.
GIDP: Hatteberg.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kendall (2, 2nd base by Fassero/Matheny), Kotsay (3, 2nd base by Fassero/Matheny).
PO: Kendall (1st base by Fassero).

FIELDING
E: Chavez (11, fielding).
Pickoffs: Blanton (Vizquel at 1st base).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fassero (L, 1-5)5.08440224.02
Foppert 1.12002105.23
Eyre 1.11001002.97
Munter 0.10000002.89
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (W, 4-6)8.05300314.70
Duchscherer (S, 4)1.01001101.40

Pitches-strikes: Fassero 80-51, Foppert 28-14, Eyre 27-18, Munter 1-1, Blanton 85-61, Duchscherer 17-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Fassero 8-3, Foppert 2-1, Eyre 1-3, Munter 0-1, Blanton 10-10, Duchscherer 2-0.
Batters faced: Fassero 21, Foppert 7, Eyre 6, Munter 1, Blanton 29, Duchscherer 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 2-0, Munter 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 61 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 40,485.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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