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Bay Bridge Series: A's Rookie Pitcher Dominates in Win Over Giants


SAN FRANCISCO - In the second inning Wednesday, Bruce Bochy dropped his head, looked down at the dirt, and then glared out at center field. The rest of his night didn't get much better.  

The Giants once again got shut down by Pitcher They Haven't Faced Before. Daniel Gossett, who entered with a 5.74 ERA, didn't allow a hit until the fifth. The Giants managed just three hits off the rookie and lost 6-1 to the A's. They have lost five of their last six games. 

You are here already, so here are five more things that happened ... 

-- Matt Moore seemed to be making strides in recent weeks, but this one was straight out of his first half catalogue. Moore lasted just five innings, giving up four earned on six hits and three walks. This was his 11th start this year with at least three walks. 

-- Moore didn't get any help from his center fielder. With two on in the second, Matt Chapman hit a fly ball to deep center. Denard Span drifted back on it and appeared to have a play, but as he jumped, the ball bounced off the wall. The A's would score two runs in the inning. 

-- Cross Albert Suarez off the list for Saturday's start. He threw three innings out of the bullpen. 

-- Conor Gillaspie has two huge pinch-hit homers the last couple weeks but the Giants are getting nothing out of him in starts. Gillaspie was 0 for 3 and ended the seventh with a double play. He is just 6 for 46 as a starter this season. 

-- Hunter Pence's fifth-inning double left the bat at 114 mph. That power is still in there somewhere.

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