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Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sean Manaea shines in return to Oakland Coliseum mound

A’s left-hander dominated the Detroit Tigers for seven innings

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy visits with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8, 2019, his final game at Dodger Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants extend club record, but can’t get past Dodgers

San Francisco offense falls quiet after first as Giants can’t finish sweep in Los Angeles

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy visits with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8, 2019, his final game at Dodger Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Athletics set franchise record with six 20-homer hitters

A’s also on pace to break the team record for most total long balls

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) speaks with former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti before his final game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bochy has a chance to finish over .500 at Dodger Stadium

Giants look for the sweep in series finale against Los Angeles Dodgers

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) speaks with former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti before his final game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto pitches against the San Diego Padres in 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Johnny Cueto to start on Tuesday against Pirates

Back from Tommy John, Johnny Cueto is much more svelte than last time he took mound in SF

Johnny Cueto pitches against the San Diego Padres in 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA

Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA

Giants rookie right-hander shuts down dangerous Dodgers

Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA
Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Chris Bassitt sets career-high with 11 strikeouts

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers
Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Yusmeiro Petit rejoins Athletics after passing of father

Blake Treinen remains out with a back issue

Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a solo homerun in the 3rd inning at Oracle Park on July 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Alex Dickerson sent back to San Francisco for cortisone shot

Giants outfielder’s tender oblique may necessitate an offseason routine adjustment

San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a solo homerun in the 3rd inning at Oracle Park on July 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics bullpen blows another lead in loss to lowly Tigers

Oakland led into eighth inning, but loses in extras after 28th blown save

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mauricio Dubon fields a grounder for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mauricio Dubon drives in three as Giants escape with 5-4 win

Rookie shortstop gets first taste of rivalry by keying breakout inning for San Francisco

Mauricio Dubon fields a grounder for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers legends pay tribute to Bruce Bochy

Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully help send Bruce Bochy into retirement

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s wrap up win over Tigers in makeup of suspended game

The May 19 game had been called early due to rain

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics activate Ramon Laureano from injured list

Oakland activates injured center fielder, calls up reliever J.B. Wendelken

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) rounds third base and is congratulated by third base coach Ron Lotus (23) after hitting a solo home run during the 2nd inning at Oracle Park against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Pillar has become a more complete hitter

Nearing the end of first season with Giants, Kevin Pillar is having career year

San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) rounds third base and is congratulated by third base coach Ron Lotus (23) after hitting a solo home run during the 2nd inning at Oracle Park against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s sweep Angels with wild comeback victory

Oakland scored seven runs in the seventh inning

Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts agains the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 16, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Tanner Roark pitches another solid outing, Sean Murphy debuts

A’s No. 3 prospect makes a splash in his Oakland Coliseum debut backing deadline acquisition Roark

Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts agains the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 16, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) starts against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Sean Murphy makes home debut, A’s starting rotation changes

Oakland Athletics move Chris Bassitt due to birth of daughter, A’s set for doubleheader on Thursday

Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) starts against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics left fielder Seth Brown (65) hits for his second triple of the night in the 6th inning off Los Angeles Angels pitcher No Ramirez (24) at the Oakland Coliseum on September, 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

What can Seth Brown do for A’s? Power a win over the Angels

New outfielder hits two triples in Coliseum debut

Oakland Athletics left fielder Seth Brown (65) hits for his second triple of the night in the 6th inning off Los Angeles Angels pitcher No Ramirez (24) at the Oakland Coliseum on September, 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s call up Sean Murphy, Ramon Laureano targets Detroit

A’s hope to have starting center fielder back in action by the weekend, and call up No. 3 prospect

Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)