Heston wins 1st game in 2 months as Giants beats A's 5-4

Sep 27, 2015 8:42 PM by Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Heston won his first game in two months and the San Francisco Giants kept their slim division title hopes alive, building a five-run lead and holding on to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday.

A day after hitting three home runs, rookie Jarrett Parker had a pair of singles and a walk for the Giants. Trevor Brown drove in two runs.

The defending World Series champion Giants (81-74) closed within six games of the NL-West Los Angeles Dodgers.

Heston (12-10), who pitched a no-hitter at the New York Mets on June 9, had been 0-5 with a 4.90 ERA in nine starts since beating Milwaukee on July 27. He retired his first 10 batters Sunday, then allowed Oakland to load the bases when Mark Canha doubled, Josh Reddick walked and Danny Valencia was hit by a pitch. Stephen Vogt then grounded into a 3-6-1 double play.

Heston gave up four runs and six hits over five-plus innings. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 37th save in 42 chances and 10th in a row.

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