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The ovation given to Ryan Vogelsong was telling as he walked off the mound in the eighth inning Sunday at AT&T Park. The sellout crowd wanted the Giants right-hander to get a much-deserved crack at his first complete game since 2011. It didn’t transpire that way but that did nothing to take away from Vogelsong’s spectacular outing in a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He held Pittsburgh to two hits over eight innings striking out five and providing a signature moment in a season that’s been very trying for the pitcher. Sunday marked Vogelsong’s fourth start back from the disabled list after he missed 69 games due to a fractured right hand. He kept the Pirates off-balance all day giving up just a single to Andrew Lambo in the third and an infield single to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.
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The San Francisco Giants tested the waters Saturday and placed three players on the revocable waiver wire. They placed Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, and Javier Lopez on waivers, and each player was claimed quickly. However, it seems the Giants have no intention of dealing any of them.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, a team official said none of the players are going...
On Sunday, the San Francisco Giants held their annual "Bark in the Park" day, which is usually a big hit with dog owners. However, the Giants fan may have to monitor the dog owners who attend their games more closely after a television broadcast caught a fan giving his dog a sip of his beer.
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has some special handshakes with teammates as part of his pregame routine, but probably none as elaborate and unusual as the dance with right fielder Hunter Pence which was captured on camera before Monday night's game at Coors Field.
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Ryan Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval had two RBIs as the Giants won their second straight to split the series with the Pirates. Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias each drove in a run.
Vogelsong (3-4) allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one in...
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A look at how the San Francisco Giants will play out the string from Lefty Malo.
A moment of levity from Carmen Kiew at Bay Area Sports Guy.
A discussion on the Giants and RISP from The Giants Cove.
A look at some of the Giants’ top outfield prospects from Benjy Egel at Bleacher Report.
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The Pirates’ middle three hitters went 0-for-9 against Ryan Vogelsong, including two Russell Martin strikeouts. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pirates went more than two months between games in which they were held scoreless and recorded three hits or fewer.
On this Sunday afternoon, it was the Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong who shut down the Bucs in a 4-0 San...
When San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain was
initially hit on his throwing forearm by a line drive during Thursday night’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates, X-rays came back negative. This had
some believing the ace wouldn’t require a stint on the disabled list, but that
ultimately didn’t prove to be the case. Cain is hitting the shelf for the first
Buster Posey realizes it's just one game. Still, it feels good there may be a few more ahead. It was something the Giants and the up-and-down Tim Lincecum needed.
Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.
''I'll take it,'' Posey said. ''Hopefully we can build...
The fans sitting down the right-field line cheered when Tim Lincecum warmed up in the bullpen. A much louder roar from 42059 fans serenaded him when he came out of the game in the sixth inning of what would be his seventh win.
The scene so familiar also could be fleeting.
The way the calendar and schedule align the Giants' 6-3 victory against the Pirates on Saturday night might...
In a way I don't blame Giant fans for reacting irrationally after watching their championship team capsize and completely tank this year.
Those of us who reveled in winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series are finding it hard to adjust to shuffling through bumtown in a pair of tattered orange sneakers. While the Los Angeles Dodgers are soaring and have only one big problem...
Buster Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.
Tim Lincecum pitched into the sixth inning after two rocky starts for his first win in more than two weeks. The former two-time NL Cy Young winner walked four but struck out eight and pitched out of trouble in back-to-back innings before giving...
Episode 110: Little Giants
In the hundred-and-tenth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about mixed feeling seeing Zito and Lincecum start for the last time on the season, Sandoval’s weight loss, next year’s rotation, and interview San Jose’s Clayton Blackburn and Mac Williamson.
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For the very first time in the month of August, the Pirates are not alone in first place. Last night's loss to the Giants coupled with the Cardinals' third straight win over the Braves put St. Louis into a tie with the Bucs, which is the first time the Cardinals have been in first place since the double-header at PNC Park on July 30th. The Cards are losing to the Braves right...
This recap is late coming because I'm just not sure there's much to say about yesterday's game: Ryan Vogelsong absolutely dominated the Pirates, and any chance that the Pirates had to comeback was spoiled by AJ Burnett being left on the mound for an inning too long. That's pretty much it. The Pirates had an opportunity over the weekend to finish their road trip with...
The San Francisco Giants (57-72) supported starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (7-13, 4.55 ERA) in tonight’s win against the NL Central leaders, the Pittsburgh Pirates (76-53).
It’s no secret that Giants’ run support for Lincecum has been weak throughout the season. They have gone just three-for-14 in his last 17 outings and received just 2.42 runs support during this time. Tonight...