Brandon Crawford

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)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija gets into seventh, but Giants lose in extras

AT&T Park — The San Francisco Giants went down with a whimper…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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: Daring move puts Giants on top against Reds

AT&T Park — Moments after Kelby Tomlinson spun to his knees, punctuating…

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)
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)
Brandon Crawford rounds second against the Oakland A's in July of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants start road trip with explosive second against Braves, Brandon Crawford goes 3-for-5 in win

The San Francisco Giants have stayed afloat so far this season despite…

Brandon Crawford rounds second against the Oakland A's in July of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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: Will Smith returns from Tommy John, Hundley hammers Padres in getaway day win

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants reliever Will Smith had not pitched…

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)
Madison Bumgarner. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner headed to Arizona to start road to rehab

AT&T Park -- San Francisco Giants left-handed starter Madison Bumgarner will fly to…

Madison Bumgarner. (Stan Olszewski/Special to 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)

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford wins third-straight Gold Glove Award

His team was in last place, but Brandon Crawford’s 2017 season wasn’t…

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)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is ejected during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Everyone can get their way in automated officiating debate

Umpires are being put in a losing game, we can fix that…

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is ejected during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) fields a ground ball with his bare hand against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crawford homers, but bullpen falters in Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — Brandon Crawford put a home run in the right-field…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) fields a ground ball with his bare hand against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants end nightmare 1st half 27 games back of Dodgers

AT&T PARK  — The San Francisco Giants capped off their disastrous first…

Johnny Cueto's ERA jumped to 4.51 on Sunday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Michael Morse is back on the roster at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Lisa Suender/Flickr)

Michael Morse returns, hopes to ‘get that Giant feeling back’

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants summoned Michael Morse from Triple-A before…

Michael Morse is back on the roster at AT&T Park. (Courtesy Lisa Suender/Flickr)
Brandon Crawford taking batting practice at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Crawford hits huge homer, sparking definitive inning in game against D’Backs

The crowd at Chase Field was just starting to make some noise…

Brandon Crawford taking batting practice at Chase Field in Phoenix. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Eduardo Nunez could see time at third base and shortstop for the Giants this season. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to use spring training to sort out logjam of infielders

The main focus for Major League Baseball players right now is staying…

Eduardo Nunez could see time at third base and shortstop for the Giants this season. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) flips a fielded ground to second baseman Joe Panik (12) for a double play against the Chicago Cubs during Game 4 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on October 11, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trio of Giants claim Gold Gloves

Major League Baseball announced its Gold Glove Award winners on Tuesday and…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) flips a fielded ground to second baseman Joe Panik (12) for a double play against the Chicago Cubs during Game 4 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on October 11, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore deals, Giants batter Rockies starter

AT&T PARK — As Bruce Bochy took his seat on the stage to…

Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ninth inning sinks Giants again

The boos began to rain down as soon as Bruce Bochy emerged…

Santiago Casilla, seen here Aug. 31, blew another save opportunity on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)