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San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen lines up a sliding catch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants notebook: Andrew McCutchen surprised at Pittsburgh Pirates deadline aggressiveness

AT&T Park — When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded right fielder Andrew McCutchen this…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen lines up a sliding catch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Andrew Suarez pitches in May of 2018. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

San Francisco Giants sunk by Bucs in sloppy 10-5 loss

AT&T Park — For all of the talk about urgency from San…

Andrew Suarez pitches in May of 2018. (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)
Yusmeiro Petit pitches for the Oakland Athletics. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics).

Yusmeiro Petit is an under-the-radar factor for a dominant Oakland Athletics bullpen

The scouting report on Oakland Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit does not inspire…

Yusmeiro Petit pitches for the Oakland Athletics. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics).
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval readies to throw to first against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy laments loss of Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt on road to recovering from knee injury

AT&T Park — If there were negative sentiments festering within the San…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval readies to throw to first against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants blow second straight late lead, lose to Astros

AT&T Park — It’s been 31 years since the San Francisco Giants…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Nick Hundley to take over catching Madison Bumgarner for Buster Posey

AT&T Park — While San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey avoided serious injury…

San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants waste a gem by Dereck Rodriguez, lose to Houston Astros

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants closer Will Smith said he knew…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Nathaniel Y. Downes 2014/ Special to The S.F. Examiner)

Could MLS add another team to Bay Area?

On Nov. 12, 2017, the San Francisco Deltas faced the New York…

(Nathaniel Y. Downes 2014/ Special to The S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin compares Khris Davis to Willie Mays … sort of

OAKLAND — After Oakland A’s designated hitter Khris Davis hit his 30th…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics sweep Detroit Tigers behind dominant Trevor Cahill

OAKLAND — Not too long ago, the Detroit Tigers haunted the Oakland…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pair of homers moves Oakland to 20 games over .500 as Athletics down Tigers

OAKLAND — Sitting in the clubhouse early Saturday afternoon, Oakland Athletics shortstop…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ramon Laureano talks to the media after his first career big league hit -- a 13th-inning walk-off on August 3, 2018. (Dan Bernstein / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers with walk-off from rookie Ramon Laureano

OAKLAND — Hours before his big moment Friday, Oakland Athletics center fielder…

Ramon Laureano talks to the media after his first career big league hit -- a 13th-inning walk-off on August 3, 2018. (Dan Bernstein / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Pregame Notebook: Mark Canha scratched, Ramon Laureano will start in center

OAKLAND — Oakland A’s outfielder Mark Canha was scratched from the lineup…

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics send down Dustin Fowler, call up Ramon Laureano

OAKLAND — Oakland Athletics center fielder Dustin Fowler was demoted to Triple-A…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Recap: Jonathan Lucroy breaks out as Athletics sweep Blue Jays

OAKLAND — Oakland A’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy was on edge Tuesday night…

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy looks to the dugout for a sign against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: After auto accident, Chad Pinder to start swinging again soon

OAKLAND — This past weekend, Oakland A’s utility man Chad Pinder was…

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder follows through on a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: Matt Joyce to get back re-evaluated

OAKLAND — Outfielder Matt Joyce was the prototypical Oakland Athletics on-base machine…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Matt Joyce (23) swings at a Los Angeles Angels pitch at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics offense wakes up as Edwin Jackson wins 100th game

OAKLAND — Soon after Edwin Jackson earned his 100th career win, he…

Oakland Athletics pitcher Edwin Jackson delivers to home against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey’s double wakes up San Francisco Giants offense in win over Brewers

AT&T Park — Regardless of how the latter stages of his career…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Johnny Cueto’s elbow barks as San Francisco Giants offense continues to slumber

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto reported significant elbow…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)