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George Kontos

Giants beat A's 5-4, win Bay Bridge Series

OAKLAND, Calif. Bruce Bochy couldn't resist the chance to play a joke on bench coach Ron Wotus. He handed him a lineup card Sunday morning without Jarrett Parker's name on it. The (censored) reaction? "C'mon," Wotus said. "You're messing with me." A day after Parker hit three homers and drove in seven runs, he was back in the lineup with a promotion from eighth to seventh, too. The A's kept him grounded this time, but the Giants took the series with a 5-4 victory at the Coliseum. Yes, it's true: the Giants won a one-run game. They hadn't done that since Aug. 28 against the Cardinals. Since the beginning of August, the Giants were...