In a bit of a surprising personnel move, Bruce Bochy decided to shake up the pitching rotation, pushing his most rested arm to the fifth slot.
The Giants wrap up their homestand with a win against Arizona thanks to a pair of grand slams from Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey.
Sonny Gray limited the Mariners to six hits over 7 2/3 innings and the A's scored four unanswered to win 4-1 and avoid the sweep in Seattle.
Mario Gotze scored in the 113th minute as Germany held on to win in extra time and defeat Argentina 1-0 for the World Cup title.
Thanks to the addition of two pitchers, the A's believe they have now found a winning balance with their starting rotation.
The Giants didn’t expect Marco Scutaro to handle consecutive starts which is why the second baseman is not in Sunday's lineup.
Tim Hudson will be making his fourth All-Star appearance as he will be named to replace Madison Bumgarner on the NL’s active roster.