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Irvin fans 8, A's beat Giants 6-2 to avoid 3-game sweep

Oakland went 4-6 on its trip and fell out of first place in the AL West but picked up a game on Houston with its 16th win in June.
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Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, left, scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, June 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cole Irvin struck out eight in eight innings to remain unbeaten in five June starts, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2. 

Matt Chapman had two hits and two RBIs. Aramís García added a pair of RBI singles to help the A’s avoid a three-game sweep by their Bay Area rivals.

Oakland went 4-6 on its trip and fell out of first place in the AL West but picked up a game on Houston with its 16th win in June.