Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Oakland won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, June 28
San Francisco 6Final
Oakland 10
Game 2: Saturday, June 29
San Francisco 5Final
Oakland 3
Game 3: Sunday, June 30
San Francisco 0Final
Oakland 7

Giants 0

(45-35, 21-19 away)

Athletics 7

(46-35, 25-16 home)

    4:05 PM ET, June 30, 2002

    O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California 

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    W: T. Hudson (6-7)

    L: R. Ortiz (6-5)

    Hudson throws five-hit shutout for Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Hudson wasn't named to the All-Star team, but he sure pitched like one Sunday.

    Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his third career shutout as the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 7-0.

    "They were in position to score runs early but I was able to get out of jams,'' said Hudson. "After that, I felt confident about throwing strikes.''

    Scott Hatteberg had three hits and drove in three runs as the A's won for the second time in six games.

    Barry Zito and Miguel Tejada were named to the All-Star team from the A's. The Giants will be represented by Barry Bonds and Benito Santiago.

    Hudson (6-7) won for the third time in four decisions after going 0-4 in his previous eight starts. In interleague play, he improved to 3-0 this season and 8-1 overall. He walked three and struck out one.

    "We just started playing pretty good baseball about the start of interleague play,'' said Hudson. "We have a lot of guys on the team with all-star caliber talent and hopefully we can carry that momentum to the American League.''

    Hudson, who retired 14 of 15 during one stretch, also recorded his eighth-career complete game and threw his first shutout since Sept. 9, 2000, against Tampa Bay.

    "You have to give Hudson credit for throwing the shutout,'' Giants manager Dusty Baker said. "We had opportunities early, but we couldn't capitalize. We have to play better if we want to make up any ground next week.''

    Russ Ortiz (6-5), who was 2-0 in his previous five starts, lasted five-plus innings. He allowed six runs on nine hits. He walked four, including three in the second inning, and struck out four.

    "I was throwing hard but my location was off today,'' Ortiz said.

    The A's finished interleague play with a major league-best 16-2 mark. Their only losses came to the Giants, who won three of their previous four games. The A's are 66-38 in interleague play, best in the majors.

    "I hope we can look back on it and say that's the reason we got into postseason,'' A's manager Art Howe said. "Everything fell into place for us.''

    Oakland scored twice in the third as four of the first five batters reached base. Mark Ellis and Hatteberg each singled and Miguel Tejada drove in a run with a single. One out later, Eric Chavez added a run-scoring single.

    The A's added two runs in the fourth. Adam Piatt doubled and Ramon Hernandez walked. After Ellis sacrificed both runners along, Hatteberg followed with a two-run single.

    Hatteberg added an RBI single during a three-run rally in the sixth. Ellis scored on a throwing error by Rich Aurilia and Hatteberg scored when Aaron Fultz unleashed a wild pitch.

    "I felt I was in a good groove,'' Hatteberg said. "I got some good pitches to hit. I feel good in the (No. 2) spot. It just seems perfect there.''

    Jeff Kent continued to flourish in the No. 3 spot for the Giants. He was 2-for-4 and is 10-for-19 with 12 RBI since flip-flopping with Bonds in the lineup four days ago. He has hit safely in 17 of his past 18 games.

    Shawon Dunston and Santiago were the only Giants players to reach third base.

    Game notes


    Giants OF Marvin Benard was a late scratch due to a sore left knee. ... Dunston led off for the fourth time this season. ... Giants 1B J.T. Snow missed his second straight game with what has been diagnosed as turf toe. ... SS John McCurdy, one of the A's four first-round draft picks in the amateur draft, was on hand Sunday to officially sign his contract and participate in pregame activities. ... U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan also participated in the A's batting practice and threw out the first pitch. ... Bonds was walked intentionally twice and has 37 on the season, eight off the major league record set by Willie McCovey in 1969. ... The game drew 54,123, the third largest for a regular-season game. The three-game series drew an Oakland record 153,969.

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