Five batters into the game, Drew Pomeranz was already one knee, watching a ball sail into the left field bleachers, with Chris Taylor circling the bases after hitting a three-run homer.
The A’s (67-47) proved Tuesday that they are susceptible to struggle in games that feature small-ball.
The Giants offense put the screws to Kenta Maeda from the start and never let up, taking a 4-2 victory.
The Dodgers were an absolute force in 2017 landing in the franchise’s first World Series since 1988.
The same Giants who struggled to get hits beyond the infield have now hit 16 home runs in 15 games.
Thursday afternoon’s game went into extra innings again. This time, the San Francisco Giants would be on the losing end.