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Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants reduced their magic number to clinch the division to four by beating the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Thursday.
Buster Posey also connected for the Giants to back another strong start by Barry Zito (13-8) as San Francisco completed a four-game sweep.
Zito won his fifth straight decision and has done everything to earn himself a spot in the postseason rotation after being left off all three rounds for the 2010 World Series champions.
The second-place Dodgers were set for a night game at Washington, trailing by 9 1/2 games. San Francisco (87-63) moved a season-best 24 games above .500, its best since finishing the 2003 season 39 games over.
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San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval, the NL's starting third baseman in the All-Star Game, had eight home runs at the break. He had none afterward. Until Wednesday, when he homered after 161 homerless at-bats. His first since July 8. More than two months ago. He remained the No. 3 hitter because manager Bruce Bochy was faithful with the Panda, knowing he homered 23 times last...
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.
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...
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...
Matt Cain pitched eight solid innings to earn his career-best 15th win, Pablo Sandoval homered for his first time in two months and the San Francisco Giants moved another game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Sandoval's three-run shot in the first inning off Tyler Chatwood (4-5) was his ninth homer of the...
Major League Baseball isn't likely to prevent Melky Cabrera from winning the National League batting title, despite his 50-game suspension for a failed drug test. The San Francisco Giants outfielder is seven points ahead of Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen with a .346 average entering Wednesday. "We'll see how it all plays out," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig...
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.
It's likely only a matter of days before the San Francisco Giants clinch their second NL West title in three seasons.
While that appears to be a foregone conclusion, Ryan Vogelsong's struggles are much harder to define.
The Giants hope to inch closer to the division title and see improvement from Vogelsong on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting...
In support of Alex Smith’s lucky hat, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat to his interviews today. And I think that’s just alright. Here is what Bochy had to say about it:
“Alex supported us, so I’m going to support him,” Bochy said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “They’re a great club and I’m honored to wear it.”
This one’s for you, Bruce.
Is that Barry Zito? It sure looks like it. Do we now know the reason why Zito’s gotten so many women over the past decade? It can’t be the ridiculous millions of dollars he’s earned in the bigs while being a mediocre pitcher could it? Of course not! It’s his rock hard tushy as evidenced by the pain it put Aubrey Huff in.
How’d you get those rock hard cheeks Barry?