Bryce Harper

Yonder Alonso collected a pair of hits in his All-Star debut. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cano’s 10th-inning blast powers AL to fifth consecutive All-Star Game win

Robinson Cano connected on an extra-innings home run to send the American…

 

Jeff Samardzija. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Jeff Samardzija labors to little effect, Giants drop another to Nats

AT&T PARK — Jeff Samardzija knocked out the San Francisco Giants’ backup…

 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner looks to third after taking a strike in front of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Erik Kratz, Monday, June 20, 2016, in Pittsburgh.(Keith Srakocic/AP)

Hey, now, MadBum is an All-Star — let him hit

Baseball is as boring as darts and waiting rooms. Almost as bad…

 

Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Bay Area sports characters say the darndest things

This country has an obsession with power pitchers, home runs and cowboys.…

Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds says the best way to counter an intentional walk is to snag a base. (Alex Gallardo/AP)

Bonds: Harper should try to be more like me

Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds has caught the coaching bug and…

Miami Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds says the best way to counter an intentional walk is to snag a base. (Alex Gallardo/AP)
Giants catcher Buster Posey needs help from his teammates if

The ‘Chase’ is Posey for MVP

You are more likely to hear an El Nino analysis from Buster…

Giants catcher Buster Posey needs help from his teammates if
At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Old man Buster

Sometime between his third World Series parade last autumn, his springtime anointment…

At 28, three-time All-Star Buster Posey has reached an elite level among major league catchers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
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Trout, Harper voted MLB Rookies of the Year

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie…

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