OAKLAND — Austin Jackson had four hits, homered and drove in three runs, Torii Hunter added two doubles and a triple, and the Detroit Tigers routed the Oakland Athletics 10-1 Sunday.Hunter had three extra-base hits for the first time since June 13, 2009, for the Los Angeles Angels Read More
Some folks took the day off work Wednesday for the World Series victory parade, but San Francisco police officers did not have that option.
“Any officer requesting a vacation day was denied,” police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said Thursday. “All discretionary time off for yesterday was canceled.”
Police are crediting the increased patrols for a mostly peaceful parade that brought hundreds of thousands of fans into The City. Read More
A look back at the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.
Game 1Giants 8, Tigers 3 Read More
The Giants’ championship formula is a familiar one, just with new faces all over the diamond two years later: stellar starting pitching backed by a shut-down bullpen, a late-season surge and a manager making all the right moves.
San Francisco captured its second World Series title in three seasons with a stunning sweep of the Tigers, and only catcher Buster Posey was in the lineup for the Game 5 clincher in 2010 at Texas and also the finale at Comerica Park in 2012. Read More
What began as an upbeat and raucous celebration in The City after the Giants’ World Series-clinching win Sunday in Detroit devolved into a chaotic scene of fights, vandalism and dozens of fires throughout San Francisco.
Citywide, 36 arrests were made, and two of the 23 felony arrests were on firearms charges.
It took a lot of determination for the Giants to become baseball champions in 2012. But it only took one pitch for the entire city of San Francisco to erupt in celebration.
The moment Giants closer Sergio Romo’s final pitch hit the glove of catcher Buster Posey to seal the 4-3 World Series win in Game 4 in Detroit, fans screamed with joy and ran into the streets to celebrate the victory.
“We wouldn’t be anywhere else,” said Katherine Bent of San Mateo, while standing in the mix of the celebration in front of AT&T Park. “You can just feel the energy.”
Anticipating another championship celebration, the Mayor’s Office announced Saturday that today’s Game 4 of the World Series will be broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza.
The Giants lead the best-of-seven World Series 3-0 following their 2-0 victory Saturday over the Detroit Tigers. A win today would give the Giants their second title in three years. Read More
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer and Giants righty Matt Cain didn’t need to know the outcome of Saturday’s World Series game to understand that when they take the mound Sunday the stakes will be high. Both starters couldn’t wait to take advantage of an opportunity to give their team a much-needed — or must-have victory — on tonight in Game 4.
“I absolutely relish it,” Scherzer said.
The Giants took a 3-0 lead in the seven-game series with Saturday’s win. Read More
To those unfamiliar with the managerial genius of the Giants’ Bruce Bochy, the decision to turn to Tim Lincecum with two outs in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night might have seemed a tad overzealous.
Sure, Lincecum has been dynamite out of the bullpen this fall, but it’s not like the wheels were falling off for Ryan Vogelsong. He likely could have gotten the same fly ball to right field and at least started the seventh. Read More
Bruce Bochy heads down the stairs that lead from the clubhouse to the dugout, greeting each player he passes along the way.
Whether friendly during a winning streak or firm after a tough loss, the Giants have come to rely on one thing when it comes to their manager: Boch, as they call him, has their best interests at heart.
Yet this year tested Bochy like no other in nearly two decades on the top dugout step. Read More