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Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.
Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
''It was a big win for us,'' Bumgarner said. ''I feel like that you have to think you have to be there every time out really, whether you're winning or losing.''
San Francisco had lost six straight, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from June 26-July 1, 2010. The World Series champions had dropped seven straight road games.
''Bumgarner has been consistent all year,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He's been consistent in every start. He's a special talent. and he showed that today.''
Bumgarner (8-5) struck out five and walked three, improving to 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in his last five starts. Sergio Romo pitched a on...
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The 2013 San Francisco Giants have had their share of ups, but more often than not, their downs. This year has been a far cry from the magical 2012 season that culminated in a World Series Championship. Prior to the Sunday finale against the Colorado Rockies, the Giants had lost a season high six straight games. This has been the club’s longest losing streak since 2010.
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Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Sunday night Villalona would join Richmond on Monday.
A California League All-Star this season, the slugging first...
Madison Bumgarner went seven strong innings, and Buster Posey homered (again) to give the Giants a much-needed 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
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Make no mistake about it. There isn't a team in the National League West that believes the 2013 San Francisco Giants are toast. Or even partially broasted .
That would include the three teams ahead of the 4th place 39-43 Giants in the NL West standings (Arizona, Colorado, and San Diego), as well as the rejuvenated and surging last place LA Dodgers.
And that's a very...
The San Francisco Giants' run to last year's World Series title nearly ended in the division series until they swept their road games against the Cincinnati Reds.
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Yesterday’s game against the San Francisco Giants marked the halfway point of the Colorado Rockies’ season. Sitting at .500, the first half has given Rockies fans a little bit of everything. Exceeding expectations, the Rockies find themselves in the thick of the NL West Divisional race. Bolstering an offense that is third in baseball in homeruns, sixth in runs scored, sixth...
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Michael Cuddyer's scruffy beard keeps sprouting more and more gray. It's becoming quite scratchy, too.
The Colorado Rockies outfielder wants so badly to take a razor to the whiskers, but that will just have to wait.
For the moment, he doesn't want to change anything since he's in such a groove at the plate.
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After getting swept by the Dodgers and losing two out of three to the Colorado Rockies this past week, the San Francisco Giants were in desperate need of some good news. Luckily, their MVP catcher was around to provide a silver lining to a team that needed any lift it could get. Buster Posey was named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, June 30....
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As of this writing, Troy Tulowitzki has a commanding lead in All-Star Game voting at NL shortstop. Since Tulo is on the disabled list, it appears likely the starting job will go to the second-place candidate, San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford. Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is a relatively close third, so it’s conceivable (albeit unlikely...
DENVER (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer has extended his hitting streak to 27 games with an RBI single in the eighth inning Sunday of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants.
He hit a 2-1 pitch from Sandy Rosario up the middle, and later scored on a double by Willin Rosario.
Cuddyer's streak is the longest in Rockies' history and in the majors this season...
Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has extended his hitting
streak to 26 games with an RBI single in the first inning Saturday
against the San Francisco Giants.
Michael Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, who moved within three games of Arizona in the NL West.
Buster Posey homered among his three hits for...
This week’s Triple Play finds us at the half-way point of the season. As the All-Star break comes into view, we look at a record-setting Rockies outfielder, the end of an error in Kansas City, our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch, and more. Off we go:
Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies
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The surging Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the race thanks largely to Yasiel Puig.
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