Marlins hook slugger Morse

Dec 18, 2014

Marlins hook slugger Morse

Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. He can earn a $250,000 performance bonus ...

Panda runs off to Red Sox

Nov 25, 2014

Panda runs off to Red Sox

The Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting slugger has informed the San Francisco Giants he’s leaving. “Got the call. He is going to ...

Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Oct 30, 2014

Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of ...

Gritty Royals force Game 7

Oct 29, 2014

Gritty Royals force Game 7

A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7! Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. ...

Giants look to close out Royals in Game 6 back in K.C.

Oct 28, 2014

Giants look to close out Royals in Game 6 back in K.C.

Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title. No way, Buster. Because in this postseason full of ...

Giants move to brink of glory

Oct 27, 2014

Giants move to brink of glory

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday ...

Giants blast past Royals

Oct 26, 2014

Giants blast past Royals

Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Saturday night to tie the World Series at two games apiece. Down by three runs in ...

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

Oct 25, 2014

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it ...

Royals hit back to even Series

Oct 23, 2014

Royals hit back to even Series

Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series 1-1. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and ...

Giants cruise to Game 1 win

Oct 22, 2014

Giants cruise to Game 1 win

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way “MadBum” and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried ...

Lincecum remains ready to contribute

Oct 20, 2014

Lincecum remains ready to contribute

Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever. No words necessary. Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is ...

Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Oct 19, 2014

Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement Saturday as his team worked out under sunny skies, one day before traveling. Bumgarner, an 18-game winner, ...