Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Jul 5, 2015

Harper, Nationals rough up Bumgarner in win over reigning champs

Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the ...

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Jul 3, 2015

Fernandez outduels Cain in return game

Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez. But for the San Francisco Giants, Cain’s comeback provided a welcome boost, even in defeat. The three-time All-Star allowed five runs in five innings ...

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

Jun 25, 2015

Aoki on disabled list with fractured leg

The San Francisco Giants have placed leadoff hitter Norichika Aoki on the 15-day disabled list with a small fracture in his right leg. Aoki was injured Saturday when he was hit on the second pitch from Carlos Frias of the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

Jun 24, 2015

Aoki placed on DL with broken fibula

San Francisco Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki was diagnosed as having a fracture in his right fibula on Tuesday, and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Aoki suffered the injury on Saturday, when he was hit by a pitch to open a 6-2 ...

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Jun 23, 2015

MLB analyst Hamilton murdered

Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in ...

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

Jun 18, 2015

King Felix outduels Bumgarner

It didn’t take long for Felix Hernandez to bounce back from the worst outing of his career. And he did it in impressive fashion outpitching San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher’s duel. Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third ...

Jun 17, 2015

Aoki overtakes Stanton in All-Star voting

Even former Kansas City Royals are doing well in fan voting for the All-Star starters. Nori Aoki has moved 70,000 votes ahead of Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton for the third NL outfield spot at Cincinnati on July 14, according to updated totals announced Tuesday. Aoki ...

Jun 13, 2015

Pence placed on DL with sore wrist

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday as expected because of a sore left wrist. He hasn’t played since injuring the wrist June 2 on a diving catch at AT&T Park against Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, so the roster ...

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

Jun 11, 2015

Aoki, Panik pounce on Mets

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy knew that in order for his team to beat Matt Harvey, the top of the lineup needed to produce. And produce it did. Norichika Aoki and Joe Panik combined to go 7-for-10 with a homer, four runs and ...

Jun 11, 2015

Giants outfielder Blanco placed on DL

Outfielder Gregor Blanco has been put on the seven-day concussion disabled list by the San Francisco Giants, who appear likely to also put All-Star Hunter Pence on the DL. Pence didn’t make his season debut until mid-May because of a broken left forearm sustained ...

Rookie Heston pitches no-hitter for Giants

Jun 10, 2015

Rookie Heston pitches no-hitter for Giants

Chris Heston couldn’t recall ever throwing a no-hitter, not in youth baseball, not in the minor leagues and certainly not in the majors. Now he was three outs away. “I definitely threw more in the backyard than I have in real life, that’s for ...