Oakland Turns Tables in Battle of Bay, Winning 5-1 Over SF

A's plate five straight in win against Giants

When you look at the standings you'll see San Francisco tied with Milwaukee for the third best record in the National League.

The Giants were fresh off a weekend home sweep of Texas and going for their fourth straight win Monday night facing the A’s in Oakland.

Meanwhile the A's were trying to snap a five-game losing streak as the 'Battle of the Bay’ made its way to the Coliseum.

The A’s had the most offensive firepower and brought home five straight runs in a 5-1 win.

Oakland rookie starting pitcher Trevor Cahill picked up his third straight win, but started out a little shaky giving up a solo home run to Travis Ishikawa -- his fourth of the season -- in the bottom of the second.

Cahill and the bullpen would yield no more though, while Oakland infielder Bobby Crosby had a two-run double in the sixth -- part of a three RBI night -- as the A’s took game one of the series.

Vin Mazzaro and Tim Lincecum are slated to square off Tuesday night.

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