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 ...

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

May 1, 2016

Mets down Giants for eighth straight victory

Michael Conforto and the bats are booming. Jacob deGrom and the pitchers are peaking. And the defense is making the key plays. A year after the New York Mets stamped themselves as serious contenders with a big winning streak in April, they’re rolling again. ...

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

Apr 18, 2016

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

New Dodger Kenta Maeda has now allowed as many runs as he has driven in, but his teammates had his back at the plate in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over the National League West rival San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The Japanese pitcher (2-0) ...

Dodgers give up on no-hitter, lose in 10th

Apr 9, 2016

Dodgers give up on no-hitter, lose in 10th

Ross Stripling was pulled with a no-hitter in progress during the eighth inning of his major league debut, and new Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was willing to take all the criticism for yanking him. “No-brainer,” Roberts insisted. Stripling went 7⅓ innings, then ...

Feb 23, 2016

Buffaloes sign ex-major league southpaw Misch

The Orix Buffaloes on Tuesday announced the acquisition of former San Francisco Giants left-hander Pat Misch. The 34-year-old Misch, who also played in the majors for the New York Mets before spending last season at the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan last season, joins Orix ...

Feb 20, 2016

Ex-Giants infielder Davenport dies

Jim Davenport, a longtime third baseman for the San Francisco Giants who later managed the team and worked in the front office, has died. He was 82. The Giants announced his death Friday, saying he died Thursday in Redwood City, California, because of heart ...

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Jan 13, 2016

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball’s exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96. The Hall of Fame said Irvin died Monday night ...

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

Dec 9, 2015

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

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With the haggling for posted Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda set to start, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings that the two-time Sawamura Award winner was an intriguing option for big league clubs. “We looked at the ...

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

Dec 6, 2015

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

The San Francisco Giants landed a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a $90 million, five-year contract Saturday, a day after losing out on Zack Greinke. The club said the deal will be formally announced once ...

Bonds back in the game

Dec 5, 2015

Bonds back in the game

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he’ll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, ...

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Dec 5, 2015

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. But surprise — with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. He reached agreement ...