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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong pitched a season-high 7 2-3 innings and won his fifth straight decision, Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI triple and the San Francisco Giants bounced back from their first shutout of the season to beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday.
Ryan Theriot added an RBI single off Scott Feldman (0-5) while helping Vogelsong (5-2) run his unbeaten streak to seven outings since losing May 3 against Miami.
Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval also hit an RBI single in his first game since May 2, pumping his right fist as he ran it out in the seventh. He went 1 for 4 and received a warm ovation each time he stood in to bat. The switch hitter came off the disabled list and returned to the starting lineup playing third base and batting third after undergoing May 4 surgery for a broken hamate bone in his left hand.
Angel Pagan, who had his 15-game hitting streak overall and 28-game run at home snapped in Friday's 5-0 loss, had an RBI double in the seventh and single...
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Well, it’s been quite a while since I posted some links. As I’m sure nobody wants to revisit today’s game, now feels like as good a time as any to end this drought. Without further ado…
On Ryan Vogelsong – McCovey Chronicles
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Episode 79: Texas Cainsaw Massacre is out!
In the seventy-ninth episode, Thomas and Danny break their non-podcasting streak to talk about Pablo Sandoval’s return, Ryan Vogelsong’s continued dominance, Brett Pill’s designation for assignment, Theriot’s hot streak, and a visit from Dr. Todd.
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A bad Tim Lincecum start no longer is a rarity. It's part of a trend. Nine hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings? Thirty pitches in the first inning? For a guy who thinks WHIP (walks and hits over innings pitched) is one heck of a stat, Lincecum might not want to see his these days. As manager Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum, whose WHIP is 1.58, ERA is 6.00 and winless streak...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some bad shoes may have led to Nelson Cruz being out of the lineup for Sunday's finale against the San Francisco Giants.
The Texas right fielder put on new spikes Thursday in Oakland and started feeling some pain in his right Achilles while walking down the steps at the park. He continued to feel some pain in San Francisco and it got worse.
He switched back...
Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando left Sunday's game against the Giants after three innings because of a strained right groin. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI and may be placed on the disabled list, depending on the results of the MRI. Ogando retired all nine hitters he faced, but he injured himself while beating out a sacrifice bunt for a single while batting in the top...
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a rematch of the 2010 World Series, the Texas Rangers exacted some revenge, pummeling Tim Lincecum, who was the winning pitcher in the deciding game 5 of that World Series. Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton each hit two-run doubles off Lincecum to take the rubber game of the series as the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on a warm Sunday afternoon. Alexi...
An MRI on the left shoulder of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland showed no structural damage, the team said Friday. Team officials said they believe Holland's lack of shoulder strength is related to a stomach virus that ailed him last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Holland, who has lost 15 pounds, has been told by Dr. Keith Meister not to throw for...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Craig Gentry followed up his 5 for 5 performance Friday by drawing a start against San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.
Gentry's starts normally come against left-handers but Texas manager Ron Washington changed that up.
"The guy had a 5 for 5 night," Washington said. "He deserves to go out there."
Two of Gentry's hits Friday...
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For those of us this year that drafted Tim Lincecum in the early rounds of our fantasy draft or used a nice chunk of our auction budget to pick him up, we are all probably asking ourselves the same question, “Will the real Tim Lincecum please stand up?”Through 12 starts so far this season, Lincecum’s ERA (5.83) is almost double what his career mark ...
Pablo Sandoval came off the disabled list Saturday, insisting
he'll get back to his rigorous fitness routine to be at his best
for the rest of San Francisco's season.
It took 14 years, including a World Series, but the Texas Rangers finally figured out how to beat the Giants in San Francisco. The Rangers had lost 11 straight there, 13 including Games 1 and 2 off the 2010 World Series. All it took to end the streak was a shutout by Matt Harrison, the first handed the Giants in 2012. It was the Rangers' first win in San Francisco since June...
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Two men have been ordered to stand trial in the brutal beating
of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot
Coming off a stretch that saw the club lose 10 of 11 games, the Oakland A's were able to come back to the Coliseum and win a four-game set against the division leading Texas Rangers. Now they head back on the road again for the start of interleague play.