This year's version of the Bay Bridge series could not have ended soon enough for the A's.
The Giants dominated their East Bay rivals, winning five of the six meetings, capped off by a 6-3 victory at the Coliseum Wednesday night.
Randy Johnson pitched seven innings, allowing just one run and striking out six to improve to 7-5 on the season. A's starter Gio Gonzalez had a rough outing, giving up six runs (four earned) and ten hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
Nate Schierholtz hit his second home run of the season, a 2-run shot in the second inning, to put San Francisco ahead 2-1 and they never looked back from there. Brian Wilson finished things off in the bottom of the ninth, recording his league-leading 20th save of the year.
The Giants, winners of five of their last six, improve to 39-32, the second best record in the National League. The A's are heading in the opposite direction, falling to 31-40 for the season.
Both San Francisco and Oakland are off Thursday -- the Giants will travel to Milwaukee for a three-game weekend series against the Brewers while the A's continue their homestand with a three-game set against the Colorado Rockies.