Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Sep 22, 2016

Maeda, Puig power Dodgers

Yasiel Puig is making his mark against left-handed pitching while helping the Dodgers in a major way. The Cuban outfielder’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in a 9-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night, extending the Dodgers’ NL West ...

Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Sep 4, 2016

Giants' Bumgarner outduels Cubs' Arrieta

Madison Bumgarner facing Jake Arrieta had an October feel to it, and the San Francisco Giants performed like they belong in the postseason. Bumgarner outpitched Arrieta with 10 strikeouts over six innings, and San Francisco pounced on rare miscues by the Chicago Cubs in ...

Sep 4, 2016

Joe Nathan returns to Giants nearly 13 years after trade

Nearly 13 years after he was traded away, Joe Nathan is back with the Giants. San Francisco promoted the 41-year-old right-hander from Double-A Richmond before Saturday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. “I want to prove to myself that I can still do it,” said ...

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

Sep 3, 2016

Lester gives inspiring start on hill

When Anthony Rizzo found out the eight-year anniversary of him being declared cancer-free fell on the same day fellow cancer survivor Jon Lester was pitching, he told Lester he was going to throw a no-hitter. He came close. Lester pitched 6⅔ innings of no-hit ...

Jul 10, 2016

BayStars sign veteran reliever Broadway

The Yokohama BayStars have acquired San Francisco Giants reliever Mike Broadway, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada announced Saturday. The 29-year-old Broadway has pitched in 25 MLB games since last season for San Francisco. In four games this season with the Giants, he is 0-2 ...

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Jul 7, 2016

Cueto makes case to be NL All-Star starter

Johnny Cueto intends to pitch in next week’s All-Star Game after not getting to play in his first appearance there two years ago. If Giants manager Bruce Bochy has any say in the matter, Cueto will start in the Midsummer Classic. Cueto pitched a ...

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

Jun 24, 2016

Panik, Williamson spark surging Giants past Pirates

A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San Francisco Giants. Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 136-meter home run and the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games. The NL West ...

Giants pick up eighth straight win

Jun 20, 2016

Giants pick up eighth straight win

The way the San Francisco Giants are playing lately, even a sloppy defensive performance couldn’t cool off the NL West leaders. Brandon Belt homered and Joe Panik snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Giants extend their winning streak to a ...

Lincecum signs with Angels

May 21, 2016

Lincecum signs with Angels

Ravaged by injuries, the Los Angeles Angels are taking a chance on Tim Lincecum, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner who is coming off major hip surgery and looking to regain his career. He signed a $2.5 million, one-year deal on Friday, eight ...

Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

May 7, 2016

Homers send Jays to victory over Dodgers

After a long layoff, Los Angeles hurler Kenta Maeda turned in another strong start. The Dodgers’ struggling bullpen was nowhere near as solid. Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat ...