Belt, Heston carry Giants

May 29, 2015

Belt, Heston carry Giants

Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends. Belt’s opposite-field, solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta ...

Aoki's 4 hits spark Giants

May 26, 2015

Aoki's 4 hits spark Giants

Norichika Aoki had his first four-hit game of the season, including his second home run, and two RBIs to spark the San Francisco Giants’ 8-4 comeback win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Aoki slapped Kyle Lohse’s sinker to center for a single in ...

Giants complete shutout sweep

May 22, 2015

Giants complete shutout sweep

Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. Outpitching the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, though, has become almost commonplace. Bumgarner homered, pitched 6⅓ solid innings and helped San Francisco shut out ...

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

May 16, 2015

Belt, Posey carry Giants in rout

San Francisco’s offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants. Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading Giants to a 10-2 ...

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

May 13, 2015

Rookie Heston throws 2-hitter

Chris Heston was glad he was given the opportunity to go back out to the mound in the ninth inning. He was even happier that he was able to capitalize on the chance. Heston’s first career complete game was a two-hitter and he struck ...

May 9, 2015

San Francisco bans smokeless tobacco

San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Players and the manager of the team expressed support for the ordinance signed into law by Mayor ...

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Apr 23, 2015

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Baseball legend Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into illegal steroids distribution. Bonds, whose ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...

Apr 4, 2015

Giants give Bochy, Sabean contract extension through 2019

The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations leader Brian Sabean through the 2019 season Friday. The Giants also announced that Sabean, the longest-tenured general manager in the majors, has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball ...

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Mar 6, 2015

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for ...

Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut

Mar 4, 2015

Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner gave up four ...

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

Feb 28, 2015

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

MLB Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku ...