A’s Use Four-Run 5th to Beat Giants, 4-2

Hideki Matsui

Hideki Matsui had two hits and two RBIs to help the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Saturday night.

Cliff Pennington and Daric Barton both had RBI doulbes for the A's, who matched their season-best four-game winning streak.

Aubrey Huff drove in a run for the Giants, who lost their third straight. Nate Schierholtz added two hits.

Brad Ziegler (2-0) struck out Cody Ross to end the fifth, the only batter he faced. Joey Devine, Brian Fuentes, Grant Balfour and Andrew Bailey each pitched a scoreless inning, with Bailey getting his fourth save in five chances.

Jonathan Sanchez (4-5) pitched a season-low 4 2-3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out three in falling to 1-3 over his last seven starts.


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