The Giants will give up the DH in Thursday night’s game against the Athletics at the O.co Coliseum so that starter Madison Bumgarner can hit, CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reports. The Giants will become the first National League club to give up the DH since 1976, when the White Sox did so to let Ken Brett hit. The Athletics have taken the first three games of their four-game series against the Giants, so manager Bruce Bochy was looking to do something to shake things up. Bumgarner may be a pitcher, but he’s no slouch at the plate. Since 2014, he has a .718 OPS with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 205 plate appearances. There are plenty of position players who haven’t matched that. In fact, according
Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs for the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles, who beat the San Diego Padres 12-6 Wednesday for their seventh straight win. The Orioles tied the 1996 Oakland A's for the most homers in June, 55. Overall, the Orioles lead the majors with 124. The Orioles hit four home runs in sweeping the two-game series, including three in Tuesday night's 11-7 win. Trumbo hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the ninth. Manny Machado had two hits and three RBIs, and pitcher Yovani Gallardo singled twice and scored a run.