Pirates blow game on bases

Jul 31, 2014

Pirates blow game on bases

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. Too bad for Hurdle, what we watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss. A timely, heads-up glance by reliever Jean ...

Ace Kershaw twirls 2-hitter

Jul 27, 2014

Ace Kershaw twirls 2-hitter

Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. “You end up counting on him ...

Puig runs wild in Dodgers' victory

Jul 26, 2014

Puig runs wild in Dodgers' victory

Yasiel Puig was excited for his first start of the season in center field because it gave him more room to run and show off his unbelievable athleticism. Instead, Puig’s performance will be remembered for what he did with his bat and on the ...

Crawford, Giants roll past Phillies in 14th

Jul 23, 2014

Crawford, Giants roll past Phillies in 14th

If something didn’t happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save ...

Giants spoil Lee's return

Jul 22, 2014

Giants spoil Lee's return

Cliff Lee isn’t going anywhere if he pitches like this. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer in Lee’s return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night. Making his first start since May 18 because ...

Giants find bats in victory

Jul 19, 2014

Giants find bats in victory

Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again, which is why they’re back in first place in the NL West. Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval homered Friday, and the Giants totaled 13 hits to beat the Miami Marlins 9-1. ...

Giants pair make history

Jul 14, 2014

Giants pair make history

Madison Bumgarner was so enthused by seeing Buster Posey hit a grand slam, he did the same thing the next inning. Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a season, and Posey also hit a slam Sunday ...

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Jun 26, 2014

Lincecum no-hits Pads for 2nd time

Tim Lincecum’s days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn’t mean he can’t dial up flashes of the Freak he once was — especially against the San Diego Padres. Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the Padres in less than a year, ...

Despaigne wins debut

Jun 24, 2014

Despaigne wins debut

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne became the fourth Padres pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings in his first big league start, leading San Diego to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Tommy Medica hit a two-run double off Matt Cain (1-6) ...

Strasburg, Nats slow down Giants in marquee matchup

Jun 10, 2014

Strasburg, Nats slow down Giants in marquee matchup

Ian Desmond was looking to go deep in his last at-bat. He settled for a lopsided Washington win. Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants ...

Hudson gem powers win

May 28, 2014

Hudson gem powers win

After a broken right ankle with Atlanta last year threatened to end his career, Tim Hudson has emerged as one of baseball’s best and most surprising offseason additions. Hudson turned in another vintage performance to start this season, tossing seven innings to lead the ...

Pence, Sandoval, Crawford blast Giants past Rockies

May 22, 2014

Pence, Sandoval, Crawford blast Giants past Rockies

Even when the San Francisco Giants pick up a rare win at Coors Field, they still lose. In this case, two pitchers — starter Matt Cain and reliever Santiago Casilla, who both strained their right hamstrings and will undergo MRIs to determine the severity. ...