Facing elimination again, the Giants came out swinging. Got a saving relief appearance from Tim Lincecum, too.
Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday, evening their NL Division Series at 2-2. Read More
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker received a standing ovation when introduced to the crowd at AT&T Park before Saturday’s playoff opener. Baker managed the Giants from 1993 to 2002, finishing his run here with a trip to the World Series.
Baker said he still has fond memories of making the move from Candlestick Park to the shores of McCovey Cove before the 2000 season. Read More
Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.For the first few innings, Verlander labored, his pitch count rising while his control deserted him. But the Athletics could manage only that one run, missing their best chance of the night to break through against Detroit's hard-throwing ace. Read More
Ten years after Darren Baker nearly got run over at home plate when he wandered into the World Series action, he's still not old enough to be a bat boy.
The 13 1/2-year-old son of Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is just fine with that, because these days he's a second baseman who appreciates watching the games to learn. He does plan to be bat boy for a few games in 2013 after turning the required 14 on Feb. 11. Read More
What should have been the best story in baseball this year has quickly turned into the weirdest, and it should seal Melky Cabrera’s fate with the Giants.
Any chance of the Giants re-signing Cabrera at a bargain price in the offseason evaporated Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that federal agents are investigating the left fielder’s entourage, agents and trainers after a plot to prove his innocence with a phony website was debunked. Read More
Ryan Vogelsong’s Sunday afternoon began with a struggle and it never got better. Read More
Dave Parker turned out to be a visionary. Dave Concepcion didn’t.
Parker was playing right field for Cincinnati in 1984 when the Reds visited Detroit for an exhibition game against the Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Barry Larkin, a Cincinnati native, was the star shortstop at University of Michigan and tagged along with Wolverines equipment manager Jon Falk for the short trip from Ann Arbor. Read More
Three games left to play in the first half and the A’s are only a game under .500. They’ve scored the third-fewest runs in baseball and six everyday position players have missed games because of injury. Opening Day starter Brandon McCarthy is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list and neither Dallas Braden nor Brett Anderson have thrown a pitch in a game this season. Read More
A jury on Monday acquitted Major League Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens of all six criminal charges against him in a trial to decide whether he lied to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens, dressed in a beige suit, blue shirt and tie, showed little outward emotion as the verdict was read, but choked up during brief comments after he emerged from the federal courthouse. Read More
Now that Andrew Luck’s on his way to the Indianapolis Colts and Nneka Ogwumike’s officially the WNBA’s top pick, it’s time to gear up for Monday’s Major League Baseball draft. Read More