Baseball

Lowell clinches regular-season AAA title

For one of the few times all season, the Lowell High School…

AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSan Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla

Bumgarner shuts down Cubs in Giants' 3-2 win

San Francisco showed off its deep bullpen on a day the Cubs…

AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSan Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla
AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Saturday

Hudson, Braves beat Nationals 3-1

Tim Hudson and Stephen Strasburg were so sharp, it became evident very…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Saturday

MRI on Stanton's shoulder shows no damage

The Marlins say star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a bruised left shoulder…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Saturday

Nationals, Strasburg fall to Braves 3-1

There aren't going to be many times when Stephen Strasburg doesn't give…

AP Photo/Evan VucciWashington Nationals' Danny Espinosa hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on Saturday

Pirates LHP Rodriguez says he's missing next start

Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez says he will miss his scheduled start Sunday…

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