Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Aug 9, 2016

Crawford's 7-hit day first since '75

Brandon Crawford was a big hit Monday night. Seven of them, to be exact. Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in ...

Fading Giants fall to Nationals

Aug 6, 2016

Fading Giants fall to Nationals

In spite of their miserable slump, the San Francisco Giants remain in first place in the NL West. For now, anyway. The Giants mustered only four hits and received another lackluster pitching performance from Jeff Samardzija in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals ...

Aug 6, 2016

Ex-MLB outfielder Schierholtz receives 80-game ban for failing drug test

Former big league outfielder Nate Schierholtz was suspended for 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance under baseball’s minor league drug program. The 32-year-old, currently a free agent, tested positive for Ibutamoren, a growth hormone secretagogue, the commissioner’s office said ...

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 ...

Lincecum sharp in showcase

May 7, 2016

Lincecum sharp in showcase

Tim Lincecum strode to the mound inside a nearly empty Scottsdale Stadium, the only sounds coming from the birds and the cars on the streets outside. The two-time Cy Young Award winner picked up a ball, started his motion and let it fly as ...

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

May 3, 2016

Crawford leads way as Giants outslug Reds

Johnny Cueto enjoyed the hugs and the applause. He didn’t care much for one horrid inning that put him in line for a loss — until the Reds’ bullpen got involved, of course. The Reds roughed up Cueto in his return to Great American ...