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Manager Bruce Bochy’s Giants have fallen on hard times as of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are still within striking distance. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Dodger Dogs keeping Giants alive

In a news release on 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONS letterhead, the Giants are…

Manager Bruce Bochy’s Giants have fallen on hard times as of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are still within striking distance. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Another MadBum gem, then reality for Giants

They tease with a brisk, airtight, trophy-trademark victory on a cool night…

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Rather than acquire a difference-maker before the trade deadline, the Giants settled for Mike Leake, who doesn’t fill their need for a No. 2 starter. (John Minchillo/AP)

Giants have Leake in rotation

So here comes Mike Leake, a pun waiting for a quipster, a…

Rather than acquire a difference-maker before the trade deadline, the Giants settled for Mike Leake, who doesn’t fill their need for a No. 2 starter. (John Minchillo/AP)
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland A's in the first inning of Saturday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)

Can’t afford a Madbummer

He’ll always be a country music ballad, a drawl-dripping cross between an…

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland A's in the first inning of Saturday's game. (Ben Margot/AP)
Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)

Cain isn’t able

The human impulse is to be patient with Matt Cain, knowing what…

Matt Cain struggled in his first big-league outing in nearly a year on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. (J Pat Carter/AP)
David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle

Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, should be ready opening day

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants right-hander Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove…

David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Hudson has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle