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Battle of the Bay Returns to Oakland on July 31 & August 1

On Friday, July 28 the Oakland A's will welcome the Minnesota Twins to the Oakland Coliseum before playing host to the San Francisco Giants for a two-game series July 31 and August 1.

The weekend series against the Twins will feature the G-Eazy Bobblehead, presented by Majestic, for 15,000 fans on July 28, the Witches & Wizards postgame fireworks show, presented by XFINITY, on July 29 and the "Holy Toledo" Bill King T-shirt giveaway, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, for 10,000 fans on July 30.

On Friday, July 28 the Oakland A's will welcome the Minnesota Twins to the Oakland Coliseum before playing host to the San Francisco Giants for a two-game series July 31 and August 1.

The weekend series against the Twins will feature the G-Eazy Bobblehead, presented by Majestic, for 15,000 fans on July 28, the Witches & Wizards postgame fireworks show, presented by XFINITY, on July 29 and the "Holy Toledo" Bill King T-shirt giveaway, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, for 10,000 fans on July 30.

The team will rekindle memories of 1989 when the Giants return to Oakland for the 2017 Battle of the Bay, July 31 and Aug 1, presented by Gilead Sciences. On Monday, July 31, 25,000 fans will receive a "Welcome to the Beast Bay" T-shirt and on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 25,000 fans will receive a "Hella Hustle" rally towel. Food trucks and DJs will go head to head on the Championship Plaza before both games for Bay Area bragging rights. The food trucks on the south side of the plaza will feature Oakland-themed items while the north side will feature San Francisco-themed food. DJs from Oakland and San Francisco will also perform from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The A's will also host digital cap trade-ins for both games where fans can turn in their Giants hat for a new A's cap by tweeting @athletics with their seat location.

Friday, July 28 | Minnesota Twins | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Parking: 2 p.m.

G-EAZY BOBBLEHEAD: 15,000 fans will receive a G-Eazy Bobblehead, presented by Majestic.

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AUTHENTIC FAN FRIDAY: Every Friday home game, fans in sections 316 - 318, will receive a giveaway, a personalized photo booth card, $6 food or merchandise value, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit athletics.com/authenticfan.

BAY AREA ALL-STAR SCHOLARSHIP TEAM: The Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team was formed in 1996 and is a partnership established by the Oakland A's, Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose Sharks. The team consists of seven student-athletes, with each award recipient earning a $3,000 scholarship and recognition at various events. This year's A's winner is Christine Chinwuba of Pinole Valley High School.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: James Gillum

Ceremonial First Pitch: G-Eazy

Saturday, July 29 | Minnesota Twins | 6:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:05 p.m.

Parking: Noon

WITCHES & WIZARDS FIREWORKS: Following the game, the team will host a Witches & Wizards themed fireworks show, presented by XFINITY. Fans can enjoy the show from the outfield grass (space permitting).

CHEVROLET YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC: Each season, the A's coaches host hundreds of aspiring youth baseball players in a series of Chevrolet Coaches Clinics. Children will participate in pitching, throwing, fielding, catching, base running, and hitting workshops to fine-tune their skills on the field from noon - 2 p.m. Following the clinic, participants receive A's ticket vouchers and coaches' autographs, courtesy of Chevrolet and the Bay Area Chevrolet dealer group.

UMPS CARE VISIT: Families from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will participate in a pregame visit on the field with the umpires, as part of the UMPS Care program. Participants will also receive game tickets and a gift bag, courtesy of UMPS Care Charities.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

National Anthem: Jonah Broscow

Ceremonial First Pitch: XFINITY representative

Sunday, July 30 | Minnesota Twins | 1:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 11:05 a.m.

Parking: 9 a.m.                                                           

BILL KING T-SHIRT: 10,000 fans will receive a "Holy Toledo" Bill King T-shirt, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort.

TAKE THE FIELD WITH THE A's: The Take the Field with the A's program gives youth baseball and softball teams the chance to live out their Major League dreams. Members of local baseball leagues join Oakland A's players on the field during the National Anthem.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

A's COMMUNITY FUND SILENT AUCTION: Every Saturday and Sunday home game (and other select games), the A's Community Fund hosts a silent auction featuring signed and unsigned A's memorabilia as well as game-used items. The silent auctions are located in the A's fan center behind section 120 and end with the last out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

RACE AROUND THE BASES: Race Around the Bases, presented by Sutter Health, invites children 14 years old and younger onto the field after most Sunday day games to run the bases. Each participant will receive an A's Fitness Sluggers cheer card as they leave the field.

National Anthem: TBD

Ceremonial First Pitch: TBD

Monday, July 31 | San Francisco Giants | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 The Game and the A's Radio Network    

Gates open at 5:05 p.m.

Parking: 2 p.m.

BATTLE OF THE BAY "WELCOME TO THE BEAST BAY" T-SHIRT: 25,000 fans will receive a "Welcome to the Beast Bay" T-shirt, presented by Gilead Sciences.

BATTLE OF THE BAY: Food trucks and DJs will go head to head in the Championship Plaza before the game for Bay Area bragging rights. The food trucks on the south side of the plaza will feature Oakland-themed items while the north side will feature San Francisco-themed food. DJs from Oakland and San Francisco will perform from 5 - 7 p.m. The 1989 World Series Trophy will also be on display in the Championship Plaza from 5 - 7 p.m. Fans are invited to view and/or take photos with the trophy. The A's will also host a digital cap trade-in where fans can turn in their Giants hat for a new A's cap by tweeting @athletics with their seat location.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Renee Lubin-Holmes

Ceremonial First Pitch: Bill Guyer, SVP, Medical at Gilead Sciences

Tuesday, August 1 | San Francisco Giants | 7:05 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: 95.7 FM The Game and the A's Radio Network

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Parking: 2 p.m.

BATTLE OF THE BAY "HELLA HUSTLE" RALLY TOWEL: 25,000 fans will receive a "Hella Hustle" rally towel, presented by Gilead Sciences.

BATTLE OF THE BAY: Food trucks and DJs will go head to head in the Championship Plaza before the game for Bay Area bragging rights. The food trucks on the south side of the plaza will feature Oakland-themed items while the north side will feature San Francisco-themed food. DJs from Oakland and San Francisco will perform from 5 - 7 p.m. The 1989 World Series Trophy will also be on display in the Championship Plaza from 5 - 7 p.m. Fans are invited to view and/or take photos with the trophy. The A's will also host a digital cap trade-in for where fans can turn in their Giants hat for a new A's cap by tweeting @athletics with their seat location.

A's COMMUNITY FUND 50/50 RAFFLE: At select home games throughout the 2017 season, fans can participate in the A's Community Fund 50/50 Raffle, presented by Better Health East Bay, a Sutter Health Foundation. One lucky fan has the opportunity to win half of the gross proceeds raised at each game, with the remaining proceeds benefitting the A's Community Fund's mission to support charitable organizations that aim to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Bay Area. Visit the concourse behind Section 217 or look for designated Raffle Team Members around the ballpark.

National Anthem: Natalie Schroeder

Ceremonial First Pitches: Gilead representative; Anheuser-Busch representative

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