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Madison Bumgarner pitched San Francisco to its second NL West title in three years and newcomer Marco Scutaro had three hits and three RBIs in the Giants' 8-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The Giants captured their eighth divisional crown - wrapping it up once again with a victory over the Padres in front of their home fans, just as they did on the season's final day in 2010 on the way to an improbable World Series championship.
Brandon Belt homered leading off the eighth to give the sellout crowd of 42,418 one more thing to stand and cheer about in a season full of such moments.
The real party began after Sergio Romo retired John Baker on a fly ball to center to end it. Fireworks shot off behind the main center-field scoreboard as the players rushed to the mound and began bouncing up and down.
The Giants pulled on gray NL West champion T-shirts and white caps, then took a victory lap around the ballpark slapping high-fives with the fans - even jumping...
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MLB announced on Friday that players suspended for PED use will not be eligible for that season's individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage titles.
San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched from his start Sunday, hours after the team clinched its second National League West title in three years. Lincecum, who has struggled through a 10-14 season with a 4.91 ERA, will be replaced on the month by rookie Yusmeiro Petit. It will be Petit's first major-league start since 2009 when he was with the...
NEW YORK -- Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said Cabrera asked the players' association to convey his desire to the commissioner's office and that an agreement to make him ineligible was reached Friday. The person spoke on condition of...
Giants broadcaster Jon Miller showed off his “Gangnam Style” dance moves following the San Francisco Giants clinching the National League West crown on Saturday. The San Francisco Giants clinched their second National League West crown in three years and there was plenty of celebrating in San Francisco, nut none better that Jon Miller’s.
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been ruled ineligible for the National League batting title -- at his own request.
Cabrera had continued to lead the NL with a .346 batting average despite being suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs Aug. 15. Without Friday's action from Major League Baseball and the players' union, there's an excellent chance...
Buster Posey. In a landslide. If it wasn't a landslide, it should have been. Posey won the Willie Mac Award on Friday as the most inspirational member of the San Francisco Giants. It's mostly voted on by players, and Willie McCovey himself gets a vote. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a big night for me," McCovey told the crowd before the Giants' 5-1 victory...
Melky Cabrera, serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, will not win this year’s National League batting title.
At Cabrera’s request, the Commissioner’s Office and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced an agreement on Friday to suspend, for this season, part of a rule that might have...
The San Francisco Giants pulled on gray NL West champion shirts and white caps, then took a victory lap around AT&T Park slapping high-fives with any fans they could reach.
The Giants have needed every face in their clubhouse and every ounce of support from their city. They lost All-Star closer Brian Wilson in April to season-ending elbow surgery, and top hitter Melky Cabrera...
A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated
Press that Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National
League batting title at his own request.
Following some legal wrangling, suspended San Francisco Giants juicehead Melky Cabrera had his request to be disqualified as the National League batting champion granted on Friday. “Leche,” who has compiled 69 homers, 417 RBI and 995 hits with a .284 … Continue reading →