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San Francisco Giants
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The long ball and Tim Lincecum powered the Giants past the Braves Sunday afternoon to give San Francisco it’s third win in a row, and the series win.
Lincecum followed masterful outings from Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner with a gem of his own. The two time Cy Young Award winner had his best game of the young season, allowing zero runs and just two hits while striking out seven over seven innings of the 5-1 victory.
“It’s great to see our rotation get on track here, especially against a great hitting ball club like Atlanta,” said Bruce Bochy. “These guys are pitching like we know they can. That’s our strength.”
The Giants yielded just four runs to the powerful Braves lineup the last three days, and have now compiled a league leading 320 strikeouts on the season.
Solo homeruns were the weapon of choice for the Giants offense. Marco Scutaro, Brandon Belt, and Pablo Sandoval all took Atlanta starter Kris Medlen deep in the first five innings, providing a run support cushion for Lincec...
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The Giants on Monday recalled Brett Pill and his hot bat from Triple-A Fresno.
The first baseman has been off to a terrific start in Fresno, hitting .341, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 32 games. The Giants are hoping Pill can keep that production going for them with the club visiting American League ballparks this week (Toronto) and next (Oakland) and in need of an extra bat. Pill...
At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. Ever since, he has choked up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture.
Pence has become one of the San Francisco Giants' most reliable hitters with his unique style.
Not only does he have a team-leading seven home runs while batting .291 with nine doubles and a triple, he...
Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also connected to back Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up a strong homestand.
Lincecum (3-2) struck out seven in seven scoreless innings to end a three-start winless stretch in which he went 0-2. He also stopped a four-start skid against Atlanta...
The Giants are in first place once again, and with a pitching rotation that sports such names as Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and Madison Bumgarner, you’d think the main reason for their ranking atop the NL West would be due to some superlative pitching. Well, think again.
The Giants currently sport a 23-15 record and a hold a seat on top of their division, and the driving force behind...
The San Francisco Giants have optioned outfielder Francisco Peguero to their Triple-A Fresno minor league affiliate. This move was in accordance to making room for first baseman Brett Pill on the active roster whom they recalled from the same farm club. He is expected to add power off of the bench and possibly serve as the designated hitter in games against the Toronto Blue Jays...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings, Gregor Blanco entered in the fifth as a pinch hitter and drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants routed the Atlanta Braves 10-1 Saturday.
The left-handed Bumgarner baffled the Braves, getting them to chase his fastball up in the zone and bite on curveballs in the dirt. Bumgarner (4-1) gave...
The San Francisco Giants lost Melky Cabrera to a swarm of controversy during the 2012 regular season.
They will extend the ultimate olive branch to Cabrera on Tuesday when they play his new team the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Madison Bumgarner struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings, Gregor Blanco entered in the fifth as a pinch hitter and drove in four runs, and the San Francisco Giants routed the Atlanta Braves 10-1 Saturday.
The left-handed Bumgarner baffled the Braves, getting them to chase his fastball up in the zone and bite on curveballs in the dirt. Bumgarner (4-1) gave up just four hits...
Madison Bumgarner struck out eleven over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants won 10-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.
The Giants’ offense started early with a home run from Pablo Sandoval in the first inning. Sandoval is batting .315 with 5 home runs and 25 RBI on the season but needed to take a moment in the fifth inning after being hit in the wrist by a pitch...
Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when the San Francisco Giants make a two-game interleague stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday he intends to speak with Cabrera and thank him for his contributions to the reigning World Series champions. Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone...
Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when the San Francisco Giants make a two-game stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy says he intends to speak with Cabrera and thank him for his contributions to the reigning World Series champions. Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test.
A matchup of Cy Young Award winners will take a backseat to an unusual reunion for the San Francisco Giants.
Outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, faces his former team for the first time Tuesday night in Canada.
San Francisco's Barry Zito (3-1, 2.75 ERA) and Toronto's R.A. Dickey (2-5, 5.06) will start the opener...
by Nathan Mendelowitz
Matt Cain – Hot
After a rough outing in April, Giants ace Matt Cain has had a much better start to the month of May. In two starts so far, Cain is (2-0) with an ERA of 1.76. Batters are hitting only .151 and Cain has given up just three extra-base hits in 15.1 innings.
In April, Cain only made it past the sixth inning once, pitching seven innings against...
Some like to look at these early season match-ups between first place teams as potential playoff clashes later in the year. If that's the case, then the Atlanta Braves had best hope the San Francisco Giants go into a tailspin before October arrives.
In losing the four-game series to the defending World Champs, the Braves managed only four runs and 14 hits in the final three games, coming