Giants pour it on against A’s, Sean Manaea in Game 2 of Bay Bridge Series

OAKLAND — The San Francisco Giants sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning, dropping five runs on Sean Manaea and offering a harbinger of what was to come in Game 2 of the Bay Bridge Series on Tuesday night.

I can’t tell you the last time we scored five in the first,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after the 10-4 win. “It’s nice to have that cushion.”

On a night when Manaea needed 40 pitches to navigate the opening frame, the second-year left hander delivered three innings of six-run ball – of which only two were earned. The Giants meanwhile matched their season high with three home runs.

Nick Hundley capped the five-run first-inning barrage with a home run before Brandon Belt connected on No. 17 – a solo shot – in the fourth and Hunter Pence stretched the lead to 10-4 with a three-run blast in the sixth.

Facing his one-time club, Jeff Samardzija tied his season high — working eight innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks.

I thought Shark was pitching without his best command and stuff,” Bochy said. “But here he gives us eight innings. Shows you what a horse he is.”

Giants get relatively good news on Cueto

Johnny Cueto, who exited Monday night’s rehab outing after just three innings, has been diagnosed with a mild flexor strain in his right arm.

The starter will rest for a week, but head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner described the news as relatively positive and is optimistic that Cueto will return to the mound this season.

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