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A's Take Bay Bridge Series With Another Walkoff Win Over the Giants

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    OAKLAND, CA - JULY 22: Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics holds up The Bridge trophy awarded for winning the series against the San Francisco Giants after the game at the Oakland Coliseum on July 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

    The Oakland A's won on a walk-off against the San Francisco Giants for the second straight game on Sunday, and picked up a trophy in the process. Sunday's win clinched the Bay Bridge Series, and thus "The Bridge," the trophy designed to commemorate the rivalry.

    Andrew McCutchen gave the Giants a one-run lead with a solo home run in the eighth inning, but A's slugger Khris Davis erased it with a solo shot of his own (and his second homer of the day) in the next half-inning. Matt Chapman delivered the game-winning hit in the 10th on a high bouncer Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was unable to field.

    "The Bridge" was on the line on Sunday. While the Giants couldn't have won the season series, they still could have won the trophy. Although the Bay Bridge Series would have been tied 3-3, San Francisco would have won "The Bridge" by virtue of winning the series' last game.

    Oakland first baseman Matt Olson appeared to all but clinch "The Bridge" with a sixth-inning solo homer, his second on Sunday, to give the A's a 4-1 lead. But Pablo Sandoval cut the lead to one with a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson flared a pinch-hit single to run two at-bats later to tie the game 4-4.

    "The Bridge," a trophy made from steel of the original San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, commemorates the interleague rivalrly between the Bay Area's big-league baseball teams. It is awarded to the winner of each year's regular-season series.

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