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San Francisco Giants
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, Matt Cain settled down after a shaky start and the San Francisco Giants won their 10th straight over Colorado, rallying from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies 8-6 on Thursday night.
Brandon Crawford added a three-run double to help San Francisco and Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
The NL West-leading Giants also extended their mastery over the Rockies, improving to 31-9 since 2011.
Cain (3-2) struggled early, giving up homers on consecutive pitches to Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado in the second, along with a three-run homer to Wilin Rosario an inning later.
After that, Cain found his rhythm before being pulled with an out in the seventh. In 6 1-3 innings, he gave up nine hits but still moved to 3-0 this month.
Jeremy Affeldt held the Rockies hitless in two innings of relief work before handing the ball over to closer Sergio Romo, who got two outs to earn his 13th save in 15 chances. The...
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Last night was a good night if you’re a San Francisco Giants fan, but a sad night for the rest of the Bay Area (Warriors/Sharks). The night started just like it did in Toronto, the Giants found themselves in a deep hole. However, this night ended much differently. They found a way to erase a 6-run deficit to beat the Rockies. This is the Giants 10th straight win over the Rockies...
The San Francisco Giants finished a 7-3 homestand, and then were off to see Melky Cabrera and the Jays in Toronto. Manager Bruce Bochy presented Cabrera with his World Series ring in a private setting. Bochy said Melky wanted it that way, and Melky says Bochy wanted it that way. I think it’s safe to say that Melky didn’t want the presentation to be public with the way he left...
Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt is an all-around good guy — or dumb, depending on who you ask.
Affeldt was set to earn $4 million in 2010 as part of a two-year, $10 million contract, but someone made a $500,000 mistake. When Affeldt’s 2010 salary was rewritten into his new contract with the Giants, someone put $4.5 million instead of the $4 million he was supposed to be paid....
It's seems pretty tough to find a role model in sports these days but, if you look in the dictionary under honesty, Jeremy Affeldt may just fit the description.
In 2010, the relief pitcher for the San Francisco Giants says he was overpaid by $500,000 thanks to a contract error that wrongly awarded him more than the $10 million previously agreed upon. The mistake was signed...
Jhoulys Chacin blew a six-run lead for the Rockies.The old saying in baseball is that every team loses 60 games and every team wins 60 games, it is what the team does in the other 42 games that defines their season.Of course, which 42 games those defining games are is for anyone to guess.In a season with 162 games, teams are going to win games that they should have lost, and lose...
It looks like the Giants may soon stop having faith in all of its starting five, with Ryan Vogelsong being the first pitcher to take a fall.
It’s been hard to watch the pitching fail this season. Maybe it’s our fault for expecting so much…but wow, this isn’t just a few rough starts now. Cain and Lincecum at least have had a couple of good starts recently, but it’s not...
The Colorado Rockies have put left-hander Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin and designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment.
The Rockies also recalled infielder D.J. LeMahieu and right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.
The 32-year-old Francis was hurt during Tuesday's win against the Cubs in Chicago. He is...
The San Francisco Giants are in town (or country, I guess) to play the refurbished, but still terrible Toronto Blue Jays.
During the pre-game armistice ritual of batting practice, the Giants affably chunky 3rd baseman, Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval showed off his many tattoos to the Blue Jay shortstop Munenori “Energy Boy” Kawasaki. “Energy Boy” expressed his amazement...
The Colorado Rockies were very busy Thursday. They had to place left-handed starting pitcher Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left groin. To fill the void on the active roster, the Rockies recalled reliever Rob Scahill and second baseman DJ LeMahieu from their Triple-A minor league affiliate. To also make room on the active roster, Colorado decided to designate...
Jordan Pacheco launched his first career grand slam Friday night.By Bryan HeadJordan Pacheco's first career grand slam propelled the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Friday night, ending a 10-game losing streak against their division rivals. The Rockies fell behind early when former Rockie Marco Scutaro singled off of Jorge De La Rosa, and later...
The Rockies have a pivotal homestand starting on Thursday.One step forward, two steps back.That may be the best way to describe the Colorado Rockies month of May so far. With a chance to win a three-game set in Chicago and salvage a road trip that started off on such a bad note, the Rockies barely showed up on Wednesday night, losing 6-3 to a Cubs team that could lose 100 games for...
Don’t look now but the Toronto Blue Jays have won 4 games in a row, including a dominate 2 game mini-series sweep against the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The Blue Jays outscored the Giants 21 to 9 banging out 29 hits in the two games played at the Rogers Centre .
Former Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera received his World Series ring from Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, a...
The San Francisco Giants have crossed the border for a series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Whenever two teams who rarely play each other face off it makes for an interesting batting practice. Well Pablo Sandoval and Munenori Kawasaki got together and it was safe to say that Kawasaki was left speechless. Pablo decided to show Munenori his tattoo sleeve on his left arm and well...
Though they had Marco Scutaro only for a brief time, the Colorado Rockies might regret sending him to the San Francisco Giants.
Scutaro has ripped apart Colorado pitching since that trade - as have many of his teammates while the Giants have dominated this NL West rivalry - and he's on a roll going into a four-game set at Coors Field starting Thursday night.
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