Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Oct 19, 2014

Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement Saturday as his team worked out under sunny skies, one day before traveling. Bumgarner, an 18-game winner, ...

Giants, Royals eye MLB crown

Oct 18, 2014

Giants, Royals eye MLB crown

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn’t the ...

Cardinals come up short in October again

Oct 18, 2014

Cardinals come up short in October again

Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations. An injury to Yadier Molina, shaky starting pitching by Adam Wainwright, John ...

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

Oct 17, 2014

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run drive that sent San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night. These every-other-year ...

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Oct 16, 2014

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Strange as it might look sometimes, San Francisco finds a way to score just enough. Posey drove in three runs and ...

Giants top Cardinals in 10th

Oct 15, 2014

Giants top Cardinals in 10th

A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October. An errant throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom ...

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Oct 13, 2014

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, they can only hope the season isn’t over for Yadier Molina. Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning ...

Bumgarner tames Cards as Giants take NLCS opener

Oct 12, 2014

Bumgarner tames Cards as Giants take NLCS opener

Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants well on the road to a playoff victory. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the ...

Giants finish off Nationals, advance to NLCS

Oct 8, 2014

Giants finish off Nationals, advance to NLCS

The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success. Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the Giants edged the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return ...

Fister's strong outing keeps Nationals' hopes alive

Oct 7, 2014

Fister's strong outing keeps Nationals' hopes alive

Bryce Harper screamed out in delight as he crossed the plate with Washington ahead at last. After all those extra innings and a subdued cross-country flight, the Nationals had broken through — with a little help from Madison Bumgarner. Doug Fister pitched seven shutout ...

Belt homers in 18th to give Giants 2-0 lead in NLDS

Oct 5, 2014

Belt homers in 18th to give Giants 2-0 lead in NLDS

Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long. Even 18 innings. ...

Giants rout Pirates, advance

Oct 2, 2014

Giants rout Pirates, advance

Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing. A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and propelling San Francisco into the meat of the playoffs. Streaking in May ...