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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants add World Series trio to Wall of Fame

AT&T Park — The San Francisco Giants honored three recent World Series…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on April 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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 infielder Pablo Sandoval leaves game with injury

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval left Sunday’s…

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' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy recalls fond memories of Trevor Hoffman, who he’ll see inducted into the Hall of Fame

AT&T Park — Back in 1996, Bruce Bochy — then the second-year…

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change 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)

Madison Bumgarner back to form against Brewers, but San Francisco Giants give him no support

AT&T Park — As starter Madison Bumgarner seemed to demonstrate his shaky…

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 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 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)
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs on June 11, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. (John Fisher/CSM/Zuma Press/TNS)

Josh Hader receives boos in San Francisco after offensive tweets discovered

AT&T PARK — Last Saturday, days after several Twitter users discovered Milwaukee…

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs on June 11, 2018 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. (John Fisher/CSM/Zuma Press/TNS)
Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Mark Melancon can’t hold back Brewers as San Francisco Giants fall back to .500

AT&T PARK -- He might not be the formidable closer the San…

Mark Melancon, seen here in May of 2017, couldn't hold back the Brewers on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Third baseman Evan Longoria in April of 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Evan Longoria returns, Brandon Belt Heads to DL with knee injury

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had been counting…

Third baseman Evan Longoria in April of 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Khris Davis hits two more home runs as the Oakland A’s come back again to beat the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers have no answer for Oakland A’s designated hitter Khris…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Stephen Piscotty homer sends Oakland Athletics to extras, and Khris Davis’s three-run homer in the 10th beats Texas

Nothing is ever certain in Arlington, Texas, as leads quickly evaporate on…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis connects on a fly ball against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mark Hall focused on bringing USL soccer to Concord

Mark Hall focused on bringing USL soccer to Concord

Four months after publicly announcing his desire to bring the United Soccer…

Mark Hall focused on bringing USL soccer to Concord
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 batter Texas Rangers, sparked by Jonathan Lucroy grand slam

When the Oakland A’s signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy this past offseason, they…

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)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt scores a run against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: Brandon Belt returns to the lineup for the San Francisco Giants

OAKLAND — About 24 hours after San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt scores a run against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta delivers to home against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: San Francisco Giants will hold back Reyes Moronta, Sam Dyson

OAKLAND — With Madison Bumgarner starting on Saturday, San Francisco Giants manager…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta delivers to home against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Recap: A’s overcome bizarre game-tying rally to come back on Jonathan Lucroy’s second walk-off

OAKLAND — Shortstop Marcus Semien kept Jonathan Lucroy’s 11th-inning walk-off single on…

The Oakland Athletics celebrate Jonathan Lucroy's walk-off hit as Pablo Sandoval walks off the field on July 21, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Boxer Stadium during a San Francisco Glens soccer match in 2018. (Courtesy / SF Glens)

District supervisor hopes to renovate Boxer Stadium in time for 2026 World Cup

A San Francisco official will attempt to orchestrate a major renovation to…

Boxer Stadium during a San Francisco Glens soccer match in 2018. (Courtesy / SF Glens)
The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s get second walk-off win to take Bay Bridge Series

Updated 6:45 PM OAKLAND — This whole season, San Francisco Giants shortstop…

The Oakland Athletics swarm Matt Chapman (26) after his walk-off single in the 10th inning on July 22, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: San Francisco Giants pitcherJeff Samardzija to re-evaluate approach during shoulder injury rehab

OAKLAND — The San Francisco Giants believe their abysmal 2017 season was…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

Bay Bridge Series Recap: San Francisco Giants power past A’s behind Dereck Rodriguez

OAKLAND — Among the contingent of much-hyped, second-generation baseball players to begin…

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)
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)

Powerful Oakland Athletics lineup humming headed into second half despite inefficiencies

These days it’s difficult for Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin to imagine…

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)