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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:23:40 EDTThe Giants gained a share of the lead in the National League's crowded Wild Card race Saturday, as Denard Span's two-run homer punctuated a three-run outburst in the 10th inning that gave San Francisco a 9-6 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:31:45 EDTEduardo Nunez proved that his speed can help the Giants on defense, too, as he made a startling and spectacular play Saturday to record an out that briefly appeared elusive.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:59:09 EDTThe Giants will send Ty Blach to the mound in Sunday's finale vs. the Padres, who counter with lefty Clayton Richard. Blach is filling in for Johnny Cueto, who is continuing to recover from a left groin strain he sustained during his Tuesday start vs. the Dodgers.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:27:28 EDTIs Madison Bumgarner the year's Best Pitcher? Vote now to help Bumgarner win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards, the baseball industry's ultimate honors.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:38:43 EDTFor all the numbers of notoriety in the increasingly data-driven sport of baseball, the one still paramount in the 162-game schedule is winning percentage. But what happens when even that supreme stat can't decide things?
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:35:21 EDTTy Blach is nothing like Johnny Cueto. Yet Blach will try his best to emulate the leading winner of the Giants' rotation when he replaces Cueto as Sunday's starter against the San Diego Padres.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:03:58 EDTWhile interested observers were dwelling on the San Francisco Giants' faulty relief pitching, their offense was starting to go bad. Now it's downright sour, as Friday night's 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres demonstrated.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:26:11 EDTTo say that Friday night's fifth inning didn't proceed as planned for the Giants was an understatement. They scored twice in the top of the inning to shave the difference to one run. Then came the Padres' half of the fifth, which didn't end until they scored four runs to seal their 7-2 triumph over San Francisco.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:24:39 EDTThe Giants were able to capitalize on their schedule Thursday, taking the series opener against the Padres, 2-1, to move one-half game ahead of the idle Cardinals and remain tied with the Mets in the National League Wild Card spots.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 02:16:44 EDTWho do the Giants have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Francisco's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:58:28 EDTThe power of Jeff Samardzija's pitching Thursday night created the distinct impression that he could have lasted into the 10th inning or beyond against the Padres.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSome get it done with pure heat. Some dazzle with cartoonish curveballs. Some are so dialed in with command that they'd seemingly be able to paint the corners of the strike zone while blindfolded.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:11:27 EDTSan Francisco took the field Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium knowing that the Mets and Cardinals, their rivals in the National League Wild Card competition, already had lost. A victory over the Dodgers would put the Giants back on top of the NL Wild Card standings. But instead of delivering an aggressive response, San Francisco offered only an ineffectual retreat in the form of a 9-3 loss.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:25:16 EDTThe 9-3 spanking that the Giants received from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night became a glamorized side session for the leading candidates to replace Johnny Cueto as Sunday's starter at San Diego.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:19:17 EDTBefore leaving town, Giants manager Bruce Bochy made sure to deliver a heartfelt, respectful farewell to Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers broadcaster who's retiring at the end of the regular season.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:04:29 EDTA bullpen mix-up resulted in a frustrated Bruce Bochy
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:42:53 EDTThe San Francisco Giants preserved a lead through the ninth inning, which has posed a considerable challenge for them, and emerged with a critical 2-0 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:35:02 EDTOne day after Giants manager Bruce Bochy removed Madison Bumgarner from Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the timing of the left-hander's exit remained mysterious.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:14:24 EDTThis photo of the Giants' bullpen is MLB's new meme
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:40:13 EDTThe scene changed but the result remained the same for the San Francisco Giants, who squandered another ninth-inning lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers prevailed Monday night, 2-1, on Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off double.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 04:21:20 EDTUnlike the Giants' bullpen, Madison Bumgarner experienced little trouble recording outs Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yet nobody offered a clear explanation for Bumgarner's removal after he sustained a seven-inning one-hitter and eclipsed Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in San Francisco's 2-1 loss.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:52:12 EDTDodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig and Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner resumed their hostilities Monday night, prompting both benches and bullpens to empty by jawing at each other in a seventh-inning confrontation.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:35:29 EDTWith Clayton Kershaw on the mound, runs were going to be hard to come by. So the Giants' Eduardo Nunez used his legs to give his team the lead.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:57:52 EDTVin Scully's call of the Bumgarner-Puig incident
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:36:24 EDTBaby thrust into heated Giants vs Dodgers debate
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:54:06 EDTGiants manager Bruce Bochy, who's renowned for his orchestration of the bullpen, acknowledged Monday that this has been "the most trying season for me" due to the relievers' erratic performance overall.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 01:27:39 EDTThe conclusion of a four-game set at AT&T Park on Sunday may have ushered in the final fortnight of the regular season, but it did nothing to separate a pair of Wild Card contenders standing precisely as they were when the series began. On the heels of an emotional, come-from-behind win, the Cardinals sealed a series split with Sunday's 3-0 victory, one highlighted by a spectacular start from rookie Alex Reyes.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:05:08 EDTVoting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide the annual Esurance MLB Awards, recognizing 20 suspenseful categories and starting right now with Best Major Leaguer, Best Hitter, Best Pitcher and Best Rookie.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:12:56 EDTGiants manager Bruce Bochy was searching for stability at the back end of his starting rotation in August. He's clearly found it with Albert Suarez.After returning from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 27, the 26-year-old rookie has settled into the role as the team's fifth starter, providing the Giants with another solid outing Sunday in the club's 3-0 loss to the Cardinals.
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