OAKLAND (AP) — Coco Crisp homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift Oakland past Seattle, 3-2.
Crisp, who scored the tying run with two outs in the eighth inning, hit a towering home run off Seattle reliever Hector Noesi (0-1) on an 0-1 pitch. The ball landed just above the out-of-town scoreboard in right field. It’s the sixth game-ending hit of Crisp’s career.
Yoenis Cespedes and Sam Fuld also drove in runs for Oakland, which rallied from two runs down for its first walkoff win of the season.
Giants come back to beat Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer in San Francisco’s five-run eighth inning as the Giants rallied to defeat Arizona, 8-5, in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield.
Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run home runs and Arizona led 5-3 after seven, but the Giants teed off on reliever Will Harris (0-1) in the eighth to take three of four games from the Diamondbacks.
Sharks win to clinch home ice
SAN JOSE (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, on Thursday night.
Antti Niemi made 26 saves and the Sharks overcame a first-period deficit to move within a point of Anaheim for first place in the Pacific Division. The Ducks still have two games in hand and the inside track on the top spot.