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Ryan Vogelsong won his fourth straight decision, Buster Posey scored the go-ahead run on a double-play groundball by Joaquin Arias in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Monday for a four-game sweep.
Brandon Crawford hit an RBI double and drove in another run on a fielder's choice to back Vogelsong (4-2), helping the Giants to their season-best fourth straight victory on a rare wraparound getaway game on a Monday.
San Francisco (31-24) moved a season-best seven games over .500. The Giants began the day trailing NL West-leading Los Angeles by three games. The Dodgers had a night game at Philadelphia.
Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol (0-2) was hit with a line drive on Angel Pagan's infield single in the seventh but stayed in the game after being checked out, then walked Brandon Belt on four pitches to load the bases for Arias.
Pagan singled in the fifth for a 28-game home hitting streak, the longest in franchise history since 1900. He ti...
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Things just went from bad to worse for Pablo Sandoval. After undergoing surgery on an injured left hand, which he is currently nursing with San Fransisco's Single-A squad in San Jose, Giants manager Bruce Bochy had some choice words regarding Sandoval's conditioning. Sandoval, aptly nicknamed "Kung-Fu Panda," is one of Major League Baseball's portlier players...
The best defense is a bad offense. The Cubs have a bad offense. The second best defense is good defense. The Giants had that today. Meanwhile, Alfonso Soriano played defense like his socks were on fire.
There are routine plays. There are tough plays. The Giants made all of them. Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco put on clinics at their respective positions, which no Giant has done...
Talk about trouble off the field. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is facing an investigation for sexual assault, as reported by FOX News Latino. April Skalland, deputy sheriff of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department, said the investigation is ongoing. "No charges have been filed. He was not arrested. He was not detained," Skalland told FOX News...
The San Francisco Giants are on the verge of sweeping the Cubs right out of San Francisco. Barry Zito (5-2) kept the team rolling yesterday by tossing 8.1 solid innings, and collecting his 150th career win. Giants starters have pitched 8-plus innings in 3 straight games. Ryan Vogelsong looks to keep adding to that stat in his start today. Outfielder Angel Pagan extended his home...
Excerpted from Episode 78, Thomas and Danny discuss the pros and cons of Barry Bonds’ potential return to the Giants in a coaching role.
Where in the world did Ryan Vogelsong come from? No, no, I don’t want the birds and the bees, the stork, or the miracle of life answer (at least, definitely not the latter).
After a five-year absence from the majors, Vogelsong had a huge season in 2011, going 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 6.96 K per 9. He allowed over three earned runs in only three outings. And while...
San Francisco Giants catcher Hector Sanchez had a very painful at-bat during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs after fouling two consecutive pitches off his left leg.
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Sanchez fouled the first pitch into his left shin just above his ankle. After getting checked out by the trainer, Sanchez sucked it up and...
Pablo Sandoval came off the disabled list Saturday, insisting he'll get back to his rigorous fitness routine to be at his best for the rest of San Francisco's season.
The switch-hitting slugger returned to the lineup playing third base and batting third for the middle game of the Giants' weekend series with the Texas Rangers. Manager Bruce Bochy planned to speak to his...
With their 1st round pick (20th overall) in the 2012 MLB Draft. The San Francisco Giants have selected pitcher Chris Stratton out of Mississippi State.
Stratton went 11-2 with a 2.38 ERA (17 games) this season, and was named the SEC’s pitcher of the year. He struck out 127 in 109.2 innings pitched.
Stratton has a fastball that ranges from 90-95 mph, curveball, slider and a changeup...
This one-bad-inning stuff has got to end. Tim Lincecum had one bad inning Tuesday night. This is not a recording. He gave up four runs in the second inning. Otherwise, he retired 15 of 16 batters he faced. He struck out eight. Walked one. The second inning killed him. One bad inning. Again. "I'm finally crawling out of it, making the right push in the right direction...
The San Francisco Giants held a "Turn Back the Century" promotion on Saturday by commemorating the 1912 season of the franchise during their game against the Chicago Cubs.
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The Giants and Cubs wore throwback uniforms based on the ones the teams wore back in 1912. The Giants uniforms featured the 'NY' insignia because...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs are headed in opposite directions, like two ships passing in the night. Brandon Crawford and Joaquin Arias drove in runs as the Giants completed a rare four-game sweep, defeating the Cubs 3-2 on Monday afternoon. Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and two runs for the win. Jeremy Affeldt, typically...
Tim Lincecum's last win came more than a month ago against the San Diego Padres. A visit to Petco Park might help end his roughest stretch of the season.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner looks to avoid losing a fourth consecutive start by trying to continue his dominance over the Padres on Tuesday night.
Lincecum (2-6, 5.82 ERA) is 0-4 with a 5.88 ERA in six starts since...
This is the first time in nearly a decade that I haven’t spent this week covering the draft. I’d spend the entire time sitting with former SFDugout co-writer Chris Martinez (who now writes for milb.com and baycityball.com) and occasionally others listening to names, and then furiously googling and calling and getting every scrap of information possible about every player...