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Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Dereck Rodriguez drops second career start to Washington Nationals

The feel-good story of the past week, Dereck Rodriguez, looked more like…

Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Stephen Strasburg knocked out early as Giants roll to 9-5 win over Washington Nationals

The San Francisco Giants successfully dodged the offensive drought that had crept…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Back-to-back homers by Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Crawford spark seven-run fourth in Giants win

AT&T PARK -- Coming into Monday, despite a team .262 batting average…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rodriguez impresses in starting debut as Giants sweep past Phillies

AT&T Park — On a day when the San Francisco Giants received…

Andrew McCutchen, seen here on April 13, 2018, drove in the Giants' only run on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants snap three-game skid behind Chris Stratton

Chris Stratton won his third straight start as the San Francisco Giants…

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford drives in four as Giants snap losing streak

AT&T Park -- Between the San Francisco Giants’ late-April series against the…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner takes next step as San Francisco Giants beat Reds 10-7

AT&T Park — A little more than four hours before Chris Stratton…

Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 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)

Giants drop sixth in a row as Pirates foil comeback attempt

Andrew McCutchen may have grabbed all the headlines as the most prominent…

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

Giants continue string of strikeouts, fanning 14 times in loss to Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have a strikeout problem. After striking out 10…

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)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto will not have to have surgery, according to Bruce Bochy. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Kolsky: San Francisco Giants are walking wounded, but tall

The San Francisco Giants entered the 2018 season with a very small…

Johnny Cueto will not have to have surgery, according to Bruce Bochy. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Panik takes Kershaw deep as Giants shut out Dodgers on Opening Day

Clayton Kershaw jump-started his mastery on Opening Day, but the one run…

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s, Giants follow disparate paths to same goal

Amid the opening days of the Cactus League schedule, the Oakland A’s…

Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)

Andrew McCutchen rocks fan fest, aces his Giants’ debut

AT&T PARK — Sitting at center stage in between his new manager…

Andrew McCutchen brought his smile with him to San Francisco. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)
Madison Bumgarner showed up to fan fest without his customary locks, but he said the decision wasn’t symbolic of wanting to move on from his disastrous 2017 season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner eyes redemption in 2018, not worried about contract

AT&T PARK — For the first time in three Februarys, Madison Bumgarner…

Madison Bumgarner showed up to fan fest without his customary locks, but he said the decision wasn’t symbolic of wanting to move on from his disastrous 2017 season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants need to land Lorenzo Cain to complete uplifting offseason

The clouds have broken for many Giants fans. Enough time has passed…

The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A complete breakdown of the Giants’ trade for Andrew McCutchen

News that the San Francisco Giants traded for Andrew McCutchen broke shortly…

Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) gets warm in the on-deck circle during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Report: Giants agree to trade for Andrew McCutchen

The San Francisco Giants will fill one of the holes in their…

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) gets warm in the on-deck circle during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy’s ejection, Belt’s blunder highlight another Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-3…

Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)