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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Hector Sanchez's two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants rolled past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.
Fresh off a sweep at the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, the NL West leaders stayed hot on a chilly and fog-filled night along the bay. Zito (10-8) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked three before Freddie Freeman's two-run double off reliever Jeremy Affeldt broke up the shutout.
With two runners on, Sergio Romo got pinch-hitters Jason Heyward and Juan Francisco to ground out for his sixth save.
Hunter Pence, Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval all drove in runs to chase Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson (12-6) after 4 1-3 innings. Hanson gave up five hits and five runs while striking out four and walking three.
San Francisco has won nine of 12 to take a three-game lead over the Dodgers in the division.
Angel Pagan extended ...
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Last night was another big win for the San Francisco Giants against the Dodgers. The win pushes the Giants lead in the NL West to 1.5 over the Dodgers and 6 games over the D-Backs. The G-men are looking for the sweep tonight with Matt Cain on the mound. Outfielder Angel Pagan came up big last night with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Buster Posey drove in 2 runs last night while...
Outside the Polo Grounds Pub and Grill, in the shadow of AT&T Park, the sign reads, "No More Melk, but Plenty of Beer."
Inside the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse, the mood isn't quite that frivolous. But what did you expect the Giants to do after losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension, quit?
The Giants don't operate like that. Baseball doesn'...
After Tim Lincecum delivered a called third strike, Hector Sanchez thought is was the third out. Sanchez proceeded to walk to the dugout as if the inning was over. Fortunately for Sanchez he's not the most embarrassed Giant right now (that's write, Melky). Baseball players occasionally do this, but it's rare to see the catcher forget how many outs there are.The...
Any readers in North Georgia going to see Javy next Tuesday? I still haven't made it up to see the Rome Braves... maybe next season!
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Angel Pagan had a go-ahead triple among his four hits to help back Ryan Vogelsong's first victory in three starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI double and also scored the tying run for the NL West-leading Giants on a wild pitch in the third, and Buster Posey...
Didn’t that all seem a little too easy?
The Giants scored in the first inning of the first game of this series, and never gave up their lead. They were never winning by a significant margin, but the way Madison Bumgarner was pitching, even two runs of support was enough to feel comfortable. Heck, even after Sergio Romo coughed up a solo homer to make it a one-run game, Javier...
Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 21/2 games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.
The Giants arrived in Los Angeles trailing the Dodgers by a half-game and they leave with...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2 games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.
The Giants arrived in Los Angeles trailing the Dodgers by a half-game and...
As Melky Cabrera has reminded us, we can’t believe that everything we see on the baseball diamond is legit. As a fan of the game, it’s extremely frustrating, I know. If you’re a fan of the American League team that wins the pennant, I wouldn’t blame you if your anger doesn’t come out until October, as the All-Star Game MVP had a lot to do with the National...
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found a silver lining in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants: "We got into their bullpen a little bit." Well, yes. Left-hander Barry Zito was finally knocked out of the game after facing two batters in the ninth, and manager Bruce Bochy used three relievers to get three outs. But the Giants got into the Braves'...
In light of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon testing positive for performance-enhacing drugs, it's tough for baseball fans to not think the worst of any players enjoying suspicious amounts of success this season. Not every player deserves to be believed guilty until proven innocent, but unfortunately, that's a reality that many will have to face as the positive tests continue...
What would MLB do if it turned out that Melky Cabrera was “legitimately” using PEDs? For the same matter, what if Barry Bonds came out and told us that he had been using the “cream” and the “clear” but it was legitimate so we didn’t need to worry about it? I’m pretty sure that the fans and MLB would call bullsh*t on both of them.
By now I’m pretty sure you know...
With the 50 game suspension of Giants OF Melky Cabrera for PEDs, BALCO founder Victor Conte believes there’s many more players still involved with doping in Major League Baseball.
In this episode of The Majors LIVE, Adam, Josh and Nick discuss whether or not baseball still has a big steroid problem along with the following:
Augusta breaking an 80 year tradition.
The latest in...