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AP Photo/Michael DwyerBoston Red Sox's Shane Victorino

Rays still can't get key hits

Following another dreadful performance with runners in scoring position during a 2-1,…

AP Photo/Michael DwyerBoston Red Sox's Shane Victorino
AP Photo/Michael DwyerTampa Bay Rays' David Price pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston

Victorino's infield hit lifts Boston to win

Shane Victorino didn't even notice Tampa Bay's unusual five-man infield. His only…

AP Photo/Michael DwyerTampa Bay Rays' David Price pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston
Michael Pimentel/GoldenBearSports.comDylan Nelson

Pair of ex-S.F. prep stars making their pitch at Cal

Only a handful of San Francisco prep baseball players are currently at…

Michael Pimentel/GoldenBearSports.comDylan Nelson

Cain, Giants defeat Brewers

Matt Cain is starting to find his groove. The San Francisco righty…

Ventura impressive in first start for Royals

Yordano Ventura chanced upon his first start and made the most of…

AP file photoGrant Balfour

Closer Balfour out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

PHOENIX — A’s closer Grant Balfour had arthroscopic surgery on his right…

AP file photoGrant Balfour
AP File PhotoNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick thriving in NFL after sticking with football over baseball

Chicago Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders…

AP File PhotoNiners quarterback Colin Kaepernick
AP File PhotoBarry Bonds

Barry Bonds set to appear on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up…

AP File PhotoBarry Bonds

2012 World Series Game 2 – SLIDESHOW

Thousands of enthusiastic fans packed AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants…

Jose Luis Villega/APMarco Scutaro's wife Marines holds up the Venezuelan flag as he celebrates with her and their two daughters after the Giants won the NCLS against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Venezuela cheers for record 9 World Series players

Venezuelans are celebrating their homegrown baseball heroes as a record contingent of…

Jose Luis Villega/APMarco Scutaro's wife Marines holds up the Venezuelan flag as he celebrates with her and their two daughters after the Giants won the NCLS against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Getty Images File PhotoBarry Bonds was a key individual when playing for the Giants.

Individuals key to Giants’ success, not chemistry

Despite multiple local examples to the contrary, some writers insist that team…

Getty Images File PhotoBarry Bonds was a key individual when playing for the Giants.
REUTERS/Tim ShafferGoodlettsville

After dramatic comeback Petaluma falls to Tennessee in Little League World Series semifinal

Goodlettsville, Tenn. scored nine runs in the top of the seventh on…

REUTERS/Tim ShafferGoodlettsville
Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesPablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants hits a double in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 4

All-Star Game has bigger issues than voting process

A week ago today, the rosters for Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game were…

Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesPablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants hits a double in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 4
Getting his groove back? After turning in seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday

Lincecum finally inspiring confidence

The first-place Giants? Yes, that’s what they were in the wake of…

Getting his groove back? After turning in seven scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday
Doug Ko/special to the S.F. ExaminerSt. Ignatius' Collin Monsour turned a 9-2 record with a sparkling 1.01 ERA this season.

Collin Monsour takes high school player of the year

Our All-City teams are not always scientific. Sometimes, you have to go…

Doug Ko/special to the S.F. ExaminerSt. Ignatius' Collin Monsour turned a 9-2 record with a sparkling 1.01 ERA this season.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesFalling off: Tim Lincecum hasn’t been able to get things going all season

Time for Timmy to just pitch

It has to end sometime, doesn’t it, this Tim Lincecum agony? There…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesFalling off: Tim Lincecum hasn’t been able to get things going all season
Getty Images File PhotoAmazing performance: Matt Cain struck out a career-high 14 batters  Wednesday against the Houston Astros in what was the first perfect game in Giants franchise history.

Perfection feels so good

Perfection is virtually unobtainable in any endeavor; even the most pure of…

Getty Images File PhotoAmazing performance: Matt Cain struck out a career-high 14 batters  Wednesday against the Houston Astros in what was the first perfect game in Giants franchise history.

St. Ignatius' bid for first WCAL tourney title falls short due to miscues

SANTA CLARA — The St. Ignatius baseball team played like a it…

Clarivel Fong/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAfter ousting Lowell from the playoffs

Balboa baseball team earns berth to AAA title match by upsetting Lowell 1-0

On a scorecard, Balboa High School senior Alex Arnold’s groundout to second…

Clarivel Fong/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAfter ousting Lowell from the playoffs
Willie Eashman/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSacred Heart Cathedral’s Chris Miguel delivered two doubles at the plate and also pitched a complete game on Tuesday.

Hits come early and often for Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball team

Like so many baseball teams in The City, the path to success…

Willie Eashman/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSacred Heart Cathedral’s Chris Miguel delivered two doubles at the plate and also pitched a complete game on Tuesday.