SAN FRANCISCO -- There are more than regional bragging rights at stake in this year's Bay Bridge Series between the Giants and A's. Both clubs are in the Wild Card mix in their respective leagues, adding an extra degree of importance to these Interleague games.
The Giants were able to

SAN FRANCISCO -- There are more than regional bragging rights at stake in this year's Bay Bridge Series between the Giants and A's. Both clubs are in the Wild Card mix in their respective leagues, adding an extra degree of importance to these Interleague games.

The Giants were able to further their cause at their cross-bay rivals' expense Tuesday, riding a brilliant effort from Madison Bumgarner to a 3-2 series-opening win over the A's at Oracle Park.

Bumgarner allowed only a home run to Stephen Piscotty over seven innings, outdueling A’s counterpart Brett Anderson, who carried a shutout into the sixth inning before the Giants’ offense finally began to stir.

Buster Posey, Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar delivered three consecutive doubles to erase a one-run deficit and put the Giants ahead, 2-1, in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Scooter Gennett added a pivotal insurance run the following inning on a sacrifice fly.

Maria Guardado covers the Giants for MLB.com. She previously covered the Angels from 2017-18. Follow her on Twitter.

August 23, 2019
Steve King to defend controversial abortion comments

Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa and an outspoken abortion opponent, will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET to discuss "the importance of maintaining a no exceptions position on abortion in federal and state legislation." He'll be joined by a handful of anti-abortion rights activist leaders, including…

August 23, 2019
What Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lung surgery means

Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after surgery Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is said to be "resting comfortably" after surgery at a New York City hospital to remove two cancerous nodules from her lung. It was not her first time dealing cancer, and the news prompted many questions about the…

August 23, 2019
Source: Ruling on AB grievance likely next week

playRosenhaus: If appeal fails, Brown will still play (1:22)Antonio Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says if their appeal to wear his helmet is denied, he'll still continue his NFL career. (1:22)The hearing on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown's latest helmet grievance has concluded, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and…

August 23, 2019
Federer eyes Open, shuts out Wimbledon defeat

1:51 PM ETPeter BodoESPN.com Staff Writer ClosePeter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete…