Barry Zito shook off the worst outing of his big-league career to give the Giants another impressive effort from their starting rotation.
Buster Posey’s first home run of the season made sure it held up.
Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Zito (3-1) bounced back five days after getting shelled by the Milwaukee Brewers when he failed to make it out of the third inning. Read More
MILWAUKEE — Yovani Gallardo overcame a tough few days and kept the Milwaukee Brewers on a roll.
Gallardo homered and struck out six in his first start since being arrested on a drunken driving charge, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 7-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
"It was tough," Gallardo said. "It's obviously something you don't want to ever run into or happen.
"There's different things we all go through, different situations. We all have stuff off the field. Read More
MILWAUKEE — Rarely used, Blake Lalli quickly showed he was totally prepared.
On the first pitch, the pinch-hitter lifted a long single in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Francisco Giants 4-3.
"He was in looking at videos, he was looking at the pitcher throw and he knew what he wanted to do with the first pitch," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "Lalli is a very smart guy. He knew what he wanted to do in that situation." Read More
MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as the Milwaukee Brewers used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Tuesday night.Betancourt's fifth career grand slam highlighted the seven-hit inning that chased Zito, who hadn't lost since last August against the New York Mets. Rickie Weeks doubled home two runs and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run single as the Brewers sent 12 batters to the plate. Zito faced 11 of them. Read More
Giants left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt has a strained right oblique and is heading to the 15-day disabled list.
The Giants will recall right-hander Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno. Machi has pitched five scoreless innings this season.
Affeldt had a 5.79 ERA in six appearances this season and experienced tightness in his side during the weekend series against the Chicago Cubs. The injury was revealed when Affeldt required an MRI exam.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at Milwaukee that he wasn’t certain when a timeframe for Affeldt’s return would be known. Read More
As Tim Lincecum fought through the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, his name started trending on Twitter. The tweets were predictable: Where’s the Cy Young award winner? What’s with the haircut? Send him to the bullpen! Read More
CHICAGO — With a record number of wild pitches in the middle of the game and a balk near the end, the San Francisco Giants sure got plenty of help from the Chicago Cubs.
They'll take it.
Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th Sunday that led to their 10-7 victory over Chicago. Read More
San Francisco showed off its deep bullpen on a day the Cubs had to look for yet another closer this season.
With Sergio Romo unavailable after pitching four of the last five days, the Giants turned to Santiago Casilla, who nailed down his first save of the season with two scoreless innings in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The Cubs threatened in the eighth, putting two on with no outs, before Soriano grounded out and Welington Castillo hit into a double play against Casilla. Read More
CHICAGO — Bruce Bochy wasn't tempted to take out Ryan Vogelsong when he faltered early, and the pitcher rewarded his manager's confidence with a fine finish.Vogelsong gave up five early runs before retiring his final 10 batters and helped his cause by walking with the bases loaded as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Read More
Before the Giants started their burst of long-term contracts to Matt Cain and Buster Posey, plus a four-year, $40 million contract for Angel Pagan, it would have seemed that Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval were likely to receive long-term contracts. But now, both come with big question marks. Read More