A 59-foot curveball in the seventh inning ended Tim Lincecum’s winning streak Sunday. A fat splitter early in the game gnawed at him more. Lincecum gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to […]
With plenty of rest and enough run support, All-Star Tim Hudson got his second half off to a winning start. Hudson pitched into the eighth inning after having eight days between starts, and the San […]
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 […]
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Summoned from Triple-A Sacramento, Nate Freiman caught a red-eye flight to Miami and slept half an hour before landing at 6:30 a.m. for his season debut Sunday for the Oakland Athletics. Despite too much coffee […]
Half an hour after the Oakland Athletics’ latest extra-inning win, first baseman Brandon Moss stood at his locker showered and shirtless, trying to cool down so he could dress. “I’m still sweating,” he said. The […]
With the score tied in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp slid across home plate on a close play, rose and signaled safe as umpire Marty Foster indicated out. A 3 1/2-minute replay review determined Foster […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Two key players are finding their way for the San Francisco Giants. Pablo Sandoval homered for the first time in more than a month and Ryan Vogelsong won for just the second […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery Friday, ending the season for the reigning NL Rookie of the Year. Manager Mike Redmond announced Thursday the right-hander would have the […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain’s winless drought is over, even though the Giants’ three-time All-Star pitcher is still struggling with some of his mechanics. After nearly seven weeks of frustration, Cain isn’t about to complain. […]
Though the San Francisco Giants have played well at home during their current run of success, they’ve struggled there against the Miami Marlins of late.
The Marlins look to the 22-year-old Christian Yelich to lead off and start in left field.