Posted June 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration. Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career home run, and the Oakland Athletics walked off with a stunning 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. ''It's something I'll never forget,'' Norris said. Norris hammered a full-count pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-3) over the left-field wall to help the A's avoid the first three-game sweep by San Francisco in Oakland. A's players streamed out of the dugout in those bright gold uniforms to mob Norris at home plate and turn the infield into one big blur. The new A's catcher flicked off his helmet and spread his arms out wide before touching home. He later took a pie to the face, then water and a sports drink in succession from teammates in a chaotic cluster that left a mound-size stain on the dirt near Oakland's dugout. Almost as big as the mark Norris made in his Bay Bridge Series introduction. ''...
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