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. ...

After rough start, Cain stymies Marlins to earn first victory

May 16, 2014

After rough start, Cain stymies Marlins to earn first victory

Matt Cain’s winless drought is over, even though the Giants’ three-time All-Star pitcher is still struggling with some of his mechanics. After nearly seven weeks of frustration, Cain isn’t about to complain. Buster Posey hit a go-ahead double as part of a three-run fifth ...

Giants erase six-run deficit, defeat Phillies in wild 13-inning game

May 6, 2014

Giants erase six-run deficit, defeat Phillies in wild 13-inning game

Jean Machi has been playing professional baseball in the United States since 2002 when he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies’ team in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Yet the beefy right-handed reliever, now with the San Francisco Giants, had never been asked to bunt ...

Giants use longball to down Braves

May 4, 2014

Giants use longball to down Braves

Maybe the Giants won’t keep up their current home-run pace, but the surge in power isn’t a surprise to manager Bruce Bochy. Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Michael Morse hit home runs, each to lead off an inning, and the streaking San Francisco Giants ...