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Madison Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
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 (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 one-hit ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.
Buster Posey put the Giants ahead with a solo homer in the third.
Colorado's Michael Cuddyer singled in the eighth off Sandy Rosario, extending his hitting streak to 27 games. The streak is the longest in Rockies history and in the majors this season. He has reached base safely in a franchise-record 45 straight games.
Drew Pomeranz (0-1), making his 2013 big league debut after being recalled from Triple A ...
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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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Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that it’s no surprise to outfielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are seeking his services in the trade market. Levine points out that industry sources say the Rangers, Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants have been watching Rios from city to city.
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First baseman Angel Villalona, a former top prospect with the San Francisco Giants before being cleared of a murder charge in his native Dominican Republic, has been promoted to Double-A Richmond from Class-A San Jose.
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.
For the first time in the series, San Francisco got on the board first. For the second time in the series, Posey went deep, this time launching his 12th homerun of the season to left field to give the Giants a 1-0 lead in the third. But...
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...
Wearing a big smile as he goes through pregame fielding drills at first base or waits his turn to take batting practice, Angel Villalona is enjoying the most basic aspects of being back on a baseball field.
Playing professionally again at last, he is delivering at the plate and with his glove, going about his business with a quiet professionalism - thankful for a second chance in...
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...
San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla is on course to go out on a rehab assignment within the next few days. MLB.com's Ian McCue reports that Casilla threw two simulated innings against live hitters on Friday in Colorado. Manager Bruce Bochy wouldn't give a timetable for the reliever's return but did say he could go on rehab 'real soon'.
San Francisco's pitching staff will get another boost soon as Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he's confident Chad Gaudin will be back next weekend.
Chad Gaudin is about to throw a bullpen. Expects to be ready when eligible July 6.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) June 29, 2013
Gaudin threw a bullpen session at Coors Field on Saturday, and Bochy said he isn't sure...
It's safe to say this second time around, that repeating as World Series Champions is easier said than done. Sure we basically brought back the exact same team, but if they don't perform at the same level, you're going to get a completely different result. That's what we're dealing with now.
The Giants have been struck by the Injury Bug, something that we haven...
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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The San Francisco Giants, as we know, are struggling. Big time. Their rotation is struggling, their bullpen is struggling and they are failing to knock in runs. In their last 13 games, the Giants have averaged 2.3 runs per game. If you want my analysis on that, I'll give it to you. It's not good. That is leaving the team looking for hitting through the free agent and trade...
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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The San Francisco Giants are one of several teams in the market
for starting pitching the summer. While they would prefer to add an arm that is
under contract beyond the 2013 season, it hasn’t stopped the Giants from
expressing interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza, who’s set to
become a free agent this winter, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.