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Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants fall flat on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA – Like it or not, Thursday’s game between the Giants and…

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35), seen here fielding a ball in September of 2017, was selected to his second All-Star team in 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants drop third straight to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Lined up along the wall of the visiting team’s clubhouse…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35), seen here fielding a ball in September of 2017, was selected to his second All-Star team in 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Nola strikes out 12 as Giants fall to Phillies ace

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies ace Aaron Nola, gunning to extend his streak of…

Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija sunk by Philadelphia Phillies again

PHILADELPHIA - The City of Brotherly Love has not been kind to…

Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham tackles 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard after a nine-yard scramble in the second quarter on Sunday in Philadelphia. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Struggling 49ers can’t keep pace with NFL-best Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – In sports, they say that weather is the great equalizer,…

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham tackles 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard after a nine-yard scramble in the second quarter on Sunday in Philadelphia. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants drained in 9-7 loss to Phils

PHILADELPHIA — Hunter Pence was in the locker room before Sunday’s series…

Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, takes the throw as the San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez is forced out at second base in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. The Giants won, 10-0. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Five-run seventh sinks Giants as Johnny Cueto continues to battle blisters

PHILADELPHIA – The blisters on Johnny Cueto’s right hand have been nagging…

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, takes the throw as the San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez is forced out at second base in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. The Giants won, 10-0. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach throws the final pitch in a complete game, 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Ty Blach throws complete game in 10-0 drubbing of Phils

PHILADELPHIA — At the end of April, the Giants called up Christian Arroyo…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach throws the final pitch in a complete game, 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Philadelphia 76ers' TJ McConnell collides with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the third quarter on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The Warriors beat the Sixers 119-108. (Steven M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Despite poor night from deep, Warriors log 50th win

PHILADELPHIA — Before Monday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and…

Philadelphia 76ers' TJ McConnell collides with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the third quarter on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The Warriors beat the Sixers 119-108. (Steven M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Denard Span's home run in extra innings was the difference maker. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Span, Moore salvage series from brink of sweep

PHILADELPHIA — Only two National League teams have swept the Giants this…

Denard Span's home run in extra innings was the difference maker. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto had 10 strikeouts on Wednesday, but also gave up four runs. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

More of the same for Cueto and the Giants

PHILADELPHIA — Cueto means “hill” in Spanish, a “fortified settlement.” In slang,…

Johnny Cueto had 10 strikeouts on Wednesday, but also gave up four runs. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)
The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)

Giants feel the blues on Grateful Dead Night in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — It was Grateful Dead Night at Citizens Bank Park on…

The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)