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 ...

D-Backs shell Kershaw, L.A.

May 18, 2014

D-Backs shell Kershaw, L.A.

Clayton Kershaw had been solid in two starts since returning from the disabled list. Once the Arizona Diamondbacks started hitting the two-time Cy Young Award winner, he couldn’t stop them. Kershaw allowed seven runs in the second inning in the second-shortest outing of his ...

D-Backs stop skid on Montero's walk-off home run in 10th

May 1, 2014

D-Backs stop skid on Montero's walk-off home run in 10th

Miguel Montero took two mighty swings, trying to end the game on both. He failed, so for the third, he shortened up, trying to protect the plate. That ball ended up going out and, boy, did the Arizona Diamondbacks need it. Montero hit a ...

Blackmon fuels victory

Apr 5, 2014

Blackmon fuels victory

So maybe going 6-for-6 isn’t quite enough for his manager to award Charlie Blackmon the everyday job in centerfield. Still, Walt Weiss did promise his platoon outfielder this much: “He’ll be in there tomorrow.” That’s good enough for Blackmon. He tied a team record ...

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

Apr 1, 2014

Posey's late blast lifts Giants past D-Backs in slugfest

The San Francisco Giants were kicking the ball around so badly Monday night that manager Bruce Bochy wanted to start spring training over again. Then the Giants’ bats came alive, Arizona’s bullpen wilted, and San Francisco rallied from four runs down to beat the ...

Tanaka struggles in victory

Mar 23, 2014

Tanaka struggles in victory

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs over 5⅔ innings on Saturday and earned the win in a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka, who has shown periodic lack of control but plenty of movement on his pitches in his first ...

Kershaw, Dodgers top Diamondbacks in Australian opener

Mar 22, 2014

Kershaw, Dodgers top Diamondbacks in Australian opener

Clayton Kershaw flashed his Cy Young form, Scott Van Slyke homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the Major League Baseball season with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Sydney Cricket Ground. A crowd of about 40,000 watched as ...

MLB hopes to spur interest in Australia during series

Mar 14, 2014

MLB hopes to spur interest in Australia during series

Former Boston Red Sox coach Jon Deeble, who’s been around Australian baseball for more than 30 years, figures next weekend’s season-opening, two-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney will have a “massive impact” on the sport Down Under. Certainly ...