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Game 170 // Ninth Inning // The Wilmer Flores Blunder

Down by five runs in the ninth.

And the A’s turn a gift of an infield blunder into a comeback.




Matt Olson hits a solo homer.

Wilmer Flores forgets to step on first base.

Stephen Piscotty hits a game-tying grand slam.

Oakland ties it. Then wins it the next inning.

And the Bay Bridge Series begins blunderously, errantly, as the A’s sink the Giants to 8-13, and leap up to 14-6. On two different trajectories entirely, with no one to see it but the late-night loitering gang of die-hards outside the right-field gates:




The Oakland A’s are here for a 2020 run.