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
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong has one more spring start before taking his turn in San Francisco's starting rotation early next month when the regular season opens.The right-hander appears ready for the season to start now after working six strong innings to help lead the Giants to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Read More
PHOENIX — Adam Rosales hit two-run homers in the seventh and eighth innings, and the A’s beat a Chicago Cubs’ split squad 12-6 Sunday.
Rosales homered off Jason Berken in the seventh for an 8-6 lead, then homered against Steve Perakilis to drive in the final two runs. Read More
The American League has exposed the Giants.
The Giants were zipping along against National League teams, especially weak sisters like the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres, who are dueling for the dubious distinction of the worst team in the league which, because the National League is the weaker of the two leagues, means the worst in baseball. Read More
The Giants and Chicago Cubs are headed in opposite directions, like two ships passing in the night. Read More
It’s been a struggle for most of his career in a San Francisco Giants uniform, but Barry Zito looked like the Cy Young winner from 2002 in a dominating pitching performance.Zito pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out five, while Joaquin Arias and Melky Cabrera provided the run support with RBI singles as the Giants blanked the Chicago Cubs, 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. Read More
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner still has some tuning up to do. “That’s what spring training is for,” said the 22-year-old lefty, still the youngest pitcher in camp. Read More
Brandon Allen certainly sent a message that he’s up for the challenge of competing for the A’s first baseman job this spring by belting a grand slam and driving in seven runs in a 12-10 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Allen went deep in the fourth, added a two-run double in the fifth and drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth with a groundout. In 41 games with the A’s last year, Allen hit .205 with three home runs and 11 RBIs. Read More
"Within the Reagan household, and perhaps in Ronald Reagan's heart," his definitive biographer Lou Cannon writes, "there was an early sense that he was a child of destiny." Certainly there was not much in his family background to suggest that. The 40th president was born one hundred years ago on February 6 in the second floor of a gritty-looking building in Tampico, Illinois. Read More