Brandon Crawford

Despite significant regular-season rough patches, Brandon Crawford knows what the Giants can do late in the season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants try to figure whether they’re the team of the first or second half

AT&T PARK — Buster Posey didn’t even need to hear the entire…

Despite significant regular-season rough patches, Brandon Crawford knows what the Giants can do late in the season. (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)

Cespedes hammers Giants again

After sharing a clubhouse with Yoenis Cespedes during the second half of…

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)
Andrew McCutchen celebrates hitting a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ugly fifth dooms Giants to sweep by Pirates

AT&T PARK — Before Wednesday afternoon’s game, Bruce Bochy admitted that waking…

Andrew McCutchen celebrates hitting a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Bochy had a recent health scare, and with all that he’s accomplished, it could be time to consider calling it a career. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy’s biggest call could be real life-saver

If there’s a more high-pressure job in professional sports than that of…

Bruce Bochy had a recent health scare, and with all that he’s accomplished, it could be time to consider calling it a career. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Crawford, pictured July 29 against the Washington Nationals, carried the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday with a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants top Marlins to win first series since All-Star Break

They didn’t blow away their opponent, but they won their first series…

Brandon Crawford, pictured July 29 against the Washington Nationals, carried the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday with a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Emma Chiang/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Crawford makes history, Giants beat Marlins in 14 innings

At 5 hours, 34 minutes, the San Francisco Giants’ series opener against…

(Emma Chiang/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Mac Williamson dives toward home plate to score against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. (Tony Avelar/AP)

New guy Eduardo Nunez helps lead Giants past Nationals after historic loss

AT&T PARK — Eduardo Nunez had no idea how dire of a…

Mac Williamson dives toward home plate to score against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Matt Cain watches his three-run home run clear the outfield wall at AT&T Park. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Cain gets Giants second win of second half

AT&T PARK — Bobby Evans couldn’t hide his excitement when Adam Duvall…

Matt Cain watches his three-run home run clear the outfield wall at AT&T Park. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)

The fate of the Brandons

Brandon Crawford was not thrilled. As the shortstop stood in front of…

Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)
Jake Peavy, left, celebrates a two-run home by teammate Grant Green (38) against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of Saturday's game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/AP)

Giants take opening games of weekend set with D-Backs

AT&T PARK — Grant Green connected on a two-run shot, Ruben Tejada supplied…

Jake Peavy, left, celebrates a two-run home by teammate Grant Green (38) against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of Saturday's game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/AP)
Everybody has been having fun this year as the Giants cruise to a considerable division lead at the midpoint of the season. (Ben Margot/AP)

Giants heading into All Star-Break in firm control of division

Sitting in the home dugout at AT&T Park, with a herd of…

Everybody has been having fun this year as the Giants cruise to a considerable division lead at the midpoint of the season. (Ben Margot/AP)
Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Several Giants deserve to start All-Star Game, probably won’t

The San Francisco Giants have the third-best record in baseball, but that…

Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie bats against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)

Injuries grant Gillaspie second go around with Giants

Conor Gillaspie doesn’t feel like talking. While it’s hardly unusual for a…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie bats against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)
Mac Williamson is greeted by manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning of Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Giants clinch a winning June record

PITTSBURGH — A makeshift lineup was more than enough for the San…

Mac Williamson is greeted by manager Bruce Bochy after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning of Thursday's game in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker, right, has fit in well with Gregor Blanco, left, and Denard Span in Hunter Pence's absence, but the organization hopes its homegrown talent can fill out the roster for years to come. (Scott Kane/AP)

Questions in the outfield: Giants look to continue homegrown success

A couple of hours before the San Francisco Giants beat up the…

Giants outfielder Jarrett Parker, right, has fit in well with Gregor Blanco, left, and Denard Span in Hunter Pence's absence, but the organization hopes its homegrown talent can fill out the roster for years to come. (Scott Kane/AP)
The Giants went with a new-look outfield on Wednesday and still manhandled the Brewers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Makeshift Giants lineup beats up on Brewers

AT&T PARK — In Wednesday’s matinee, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy…

The Giants went with a new-look outfield on Wednesday and still manhandled the Brewers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford runs to first after hitting a two-run single off Milwaukee Brewers' Blaine Boyer during the seventh inning Monday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Crawford has 3 RBIs to lead Giants in 11-5 win over Brewers

AT&T Park — Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and Albert Suarez…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford runs to first after hitting a two-run single off Milwaukee Brewers' Blaine Boyer during the seventh inning Monday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jake Peavy celebrates with teammates after scoring on a triple by Denard Span during the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. (John Bazemore/AP)

Jake Peavy impresses in 35th birthday start

ATLANTA — Jake Peavy made sure his 35th birthday was a success.…

Jake Peavy celebrates with teammates after scoring on a triple by Denard Span during the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. (John Bazemore/AP)
Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Crawford walks Giants off as Peavy quiets doubters

AT&T PARK — As Jake Peavy walked off the mound with two…

Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Jarrett Parker, center right, celebrates at the plate after driving in teammate Brandon Crawford (35) with a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Giants offense explodes late against Padres

AT&T PARK — Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker…

Jarrett Parker, center right, celebrates at the plate after driving in teammate Brandon Crawford (35) with a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)