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Game Preview: Braves At Giants

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 13:  Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Yankees At Athletics

(AP) — The last time Sonny Gray pitched, he was removed without allowing a run after being tagged on the right ankle by a batted ball. Now that the injury concern has passed, the Oakland […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 28:  Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Ben Zobrist #18 after he hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of their game against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees Blow Lead In 5-4 Loss to A’s

With his bullpen worn down, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to turn to David Carpenter in a key spot against Oakland.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28:  Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after Belt hit a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Belt Homers, Doubles In Giants’ 7-0 Win Over Braves

Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends.

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 01: Josh Reddick #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run rbi single against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

The A’s Top-5 All-Star Candidates

The Oakland A’s have had a quiet, frustrating season thus far. They have been hit with a series of injuries and own one of the worst records in the entire league. Seasons starting this way […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Chris Young #32 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015 in New York City.  Rodriguez's three-run home run gave him 1,995 RBIs, moving him past Lou Gehrig on the all-time RBI list. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Yankees At Athletics

(AP) – The New York Yankees are happy to have Alex Rodriguez, especially lately. After sparking a sweep over what had been the AL’s top team, Rodriguez will try to help the Yankees match their longest […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 27: Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants grounds out to the infield during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 27, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Game Preview: Braves At Giants

(AP) – The San Francisco Giants return to AT&T Park, where their pitching staff appears more comfortable after surviving some rough efforts on the mound during an ultimately successful road trip. Shelby Miller continues to pitch well […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 27: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 27, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vogelsong, Giants Complete Sweep With 3-1 Win Over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Solid starting pitching and timely hitting have helped the San Francisco Giants get over a slow start in April to edge back toward the top of the NL West standings. No starter has […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Jose Iglesias #1 after hitting a three run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2.

Cespedes homers in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes spent the past two days rekindling old friendships and getting comfortable in the ballpark he called home for the first two-plus seasons of his big league career. Then the Detroit […]

at O.co Coliseum on May 25, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Game Preview: Tigers At Athletics

(AP) – The Detroit Tigers have been nearly unbeatable with David Price on the mound while the Oakland Athletics have baseball’s worst record against left-handed starters. Price will try to help the Tigers avoid a fourth […]

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Detroit Tigers singles to drive in Miguel Cabrera against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Comerica Park on April 22, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Tigers At Athletics

(AP) – While the Oakland Athletics expected Ben Zobrist to provide a versatile glove and reliable bat, he hasn’t been around the past month as things turned south. The veteran may give the disappointing A’s […]

Giants
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28:  Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after Belt hit a solo home run against the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Belt Homers, Doubles In Giants’ 7-0 Win Over Braves

Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends.

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 27: Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants grounds out to the infield during the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 27, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Game Preview: Braves At Giants

(AP) – The San Francisco Giants return to AT&T Park, where their pitching staff appears more comfortable after surviving some rough efforts on the mound during an ultimately successful road trip. Shelby Miller continues to pitch well […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 27: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 27, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vogelsong, Giants Complete Sweep With 3-1 Win Over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Solid starting pitching and timely hitting have helped the San Francisco Giants get over a slow start in April to edge back toward the top of the NL West standings. No starter has […]

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Giants Extend Winning Streak To 8 With 10-8 Win Over Rockies

Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 10-8 win over the skidding Colorado Rockies in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at rain-soaked Coors Field.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by manager Bruce Bochy #15 after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at AT&T Park on May 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0.

Kershaw Loses To Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored three runs in Clayton Kershaw‘s three starts against the San Francisco Giants this season. They’ve scored 31 in his other six starts. Madison Bumgarner homered […]

A's
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 13:  Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Yankees At Athletics

(AP) — The last time Sonny Gray pitched, he was removed without allowing a run after being tagged on the right ankle by a batted ball. Now that the injury concern has passed, the Oakland […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 28:  Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Ben Zobrist #18 after he hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning of their game against the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees Blow Lead In 5-4 Loss to A’s

With his bullpen worn down, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to turn to David Carpenter in a key spot against Oakland.

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 01: Josh Reddick #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run rbi single against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

The A’s Top-5 All-Star Candidates

The Oakland A’s have had a quiet, frustrating season thus far. They have been hit with a series of injuries and own one of the worst records in the entire league. Seasons starting this way […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against Chris Young #32 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015 in New York City.  Rodriguez's three-run home run gave him 1,995 RBIs, moving him past Lou Gehrig on the all-time RBI list. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Game Preview: Yankees At Athletics

(AP) – The New York Yankees are happy to have Alex Rodriguez, especially lately. After sparking a sweep over what had been the AL’s top team, Rodriguez will try to help the Yankees match their longest […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by Jose Iglesias #1 after hitting a three run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2.

Cespedes homers in Tigers’ 3-2 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Yoenis Cespedes spent the past two days rekindling old friendships and getting comfortable in the ballpark he called home for the first two-plus seasons of his big league career. Then the Detroit […]