Giants rally for win in ninth

Sep 18, 2014

Giants rally for win in ninth

Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies wear unflattering outfits on one of the last road ...

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Sep 13, 2014

Bumgarner, Giants pummel Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that could go down to the ...

Price not right against Giants

Sep 7, 2014

Price not right against Giants

The San Francisco Giants jumped on David Price right at the start, making themselves right at home in another successful game at Comerica Park. Andrew Susac hit a two-run double in San Francisco’s four-run first, and the Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on ...

Petit makes MLB history

Aug 29, 2014

Petit makes MLB history

One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away. Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado ...

Bumgarner pitches gem

Aug 27, 2014

Bumgarner pitches gem

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it — the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the ...

Panda power propels Giants

Aug 5, 2014

Panda power propels Giants

His nickname is Kung Fu Panda. The New York Mets probably have other, not so cute, monikers for Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the ninth inning Monday that propelled the San ...

Pirates blow game on bases

Jul 31, 2014

Pirates blow game on bases

Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. Too bad for Hurdle, what we watched Wednesday wrecked the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 7-5 loss. A timely, heads-up glance by reliever Jean ...

Ace Kershaw twirls 2-hitter

Jul 27, 2014

Ace Kershaw twirls 2-hitter

Clayton Kershaw continued to spoil his manager with another brilliant performance. Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. “You end up counting on him ...

Puig runs wild in Dodgers' victory

Jul 26, 2014

Puig runs wild in Dodgers' victory

Yasiel Puig was excited for his first start of the season in center field because it gave him more room to run and show off his unbelievable athleticism. Instead, Puig’s performance will be remembered for what he did with his bat and on the ...

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. ...