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Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders.
Bumgarner (13-7) struck out six and walked one in his second complete game this season.
Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro, both acquired before the July trade deadline, each added three hits for the Giants, who have won three of four at home after losing eight of nine.
Pablo Sandoval, in his first start since coming off the disabled list Monday, Angel Pagan and Brandon Crawford also drove in runs.
Adam LaRoche drove in a run for the Nationals, who have won 11 of last 14.
NL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann (9-7) saw his six-game winning streak come to an end after allowing two runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four.
Zimmermann has allowed four or fewer earned runs in all 24 starts this season, including 18 of two or less.
Bumgarner lowered his NL-le...
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Major League Baseball suspended Melky Cabrera for 50 games after he tested positive for testosterone, a substance banned under the league’s Joint Drug Policy. The suspension is immediate, meaning Cabrera won’t be seen in the orange and black, patrolling left field and accumulating hits, for the rest of the season. After their loss yesterday to the Nationals, coupled with the...
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been the best player in all of baseball the past month showcasing his talents with the bat and arm since the All-Star break.
Posey is batting .449 in the second half with 44 hits, seven doubles, nine homers, 33 RBI's and walked 17 times. He is producing a .521 on-base percentage and incredible .796 slugging percentage...
SAN FRANCISCO -- In what might be the most significant drug-related suspension since Major League Baseball implemented its current program in 2005, San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games Wednesday for failing a drug test. The loss of Cabrera, who was leading the major leagues in hits with 159 and was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star...
The 1958 San Francisco Giants, in their first year on the west coast, finished in third place, twelve games behind the defending World Champions (and eventual World Series losers) Milwaukee Braves. Their 80-74 record was the best the club had managed in four years. The race for the pennant wasn't always so one-sided, however.
In mid-July, the National League was wide-open. For...
The San Francisco Giants suffered a huge blow Wednesday when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone a performance enhancing drugs in which he would be suspended for 50 games effective immediately.
Cabrera whose been having a career year was hitting .346 and leading the National League in runs and hits.
Since the positive test and ensuing suspension...
The San Francisco Giants learned on Wednesday that they will be without the services of Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the season and start of the playoffs. Cabrera has been suspended by MLB for testing positive for testosterone. Cabrera was having one of his best seasons as a pro, appearing in his first all-star [...]
San Francisco Giants cheater Melky Cabrera is suspended for 50 games for testosterone use -- the rest of the season and then some -- while he sits in second place behind Pittsburgh Pirates center...
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Tim Lincecum’s outing started in typically rough fashion today, as the Nationals tagged him for two runs in the first inning, and worked up his pitch count to 38. He was actually pretty sharp at times in today’s start, but by the end of the fourth inning, he was in the midst of his third go-round at the Nationals’ lineup and already up near 100 pitches. So that would do it...
The Giants took it on the chin Tuesday night, losing 14-2 to the Nationals. But that didn’t stop catcher Buster Posey from adding to the spectacular numbers he’s posted since the All-Star break: .457/.531/.787 with seven doubles and eight home runs in 113 plate appearances. His wRC+ over that time is an astounding 248. Simply put, he’s been the best hitter in baseball in the...
I wonder if he still gets to keep the car. For San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, 2012 has been a career-year. Things changed on Wednesday, however, after Cabrera was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after failing a drug test. Cabrera tested positive for testosterone which will cause the All-Star to miss the remaining 45 games of the regular season...
Ben and Sam discuss how they came to know that Melky Cabrera was about to be suspended for a positive PED test before the news broke, and how they decided what to do about it.
Effectively Wild Episode 22: "Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension"
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Here's a quote from the Melky:"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used ... I am deeply sorry for my mistake."Thanks for stating the obvious, you cheater. Anyone who watched him as a Yankee should have known something was a little fishy by his numbers this year.
Melky Cabrera is just the latest in what will eventually be a long line of steroid users in baseball. It has been, is now and always will be the ruination of baseball.
There are those in the sports community, fans and writers alike, who believe naively or in a deluded fashion that steroid use in baseball is mainly confined to the "steroid era." There are those who...
Comcast Sports Net Baseball Analyst Bip Roberts joins Fox Sports Tonight to tralk about San Francisco Giants Outfielder Melky Cabrera's recent suspension.