Chris Heston

Matt Cain struggled at Coors Field on Thursday. (Tom Zalubowski/AP)

Health concerns abound as Giants lose to Rockies

DENVER — The San Francisco Giants came to Colorado on a little…

 

Jeff Samardzija and Madison Bumgarner will be tasked with delivering on the Giants’ outsize expectations this season. (Photos: Jeff Chiu/AP)

Despite splashy additions, rotation remains enigma for Giants

A $220-million investment in the rotation has gone a long way toward…

 

Matt Cain throws during spring training on Feb. 18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Matt Cain’s health woes continue, Giants righty has cyst removed from pitching arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain has undergone a…

 

Pitcher Tim Lincecum has likely thrown his last pitch as a San Francisco Giant, assuming the team is smart enough to let him go. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Lincecum 2.0 no fit for Giants … but A’s?

Not to be smirky or flip, but if Tim Lincecum made no…

Pitcher Tim Lincecum has likely thrown his last pitch as a San Francisco Giant, assuming the team is smart enough to let him go. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, right, is greeted by Trevor Brown at the plate after scoring against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Heston wins 1st game in 2 months as Giants beats A’s 5-4

OAKLAND — Following Chris Heston's first win in two months, the San…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, right, is greeted by Trevor Brown at the plate after scoring against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
San Francisco Giants' Alejandro De Aza scores on a wild pitch as Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Andrew Chafin waits for the throw during the sixth inning  Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Giants lose another close game, 2-1 to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — The San Francisco Giants still have time to catch the…

San Francisco Giants' Alejandro De Aza scores on a wild pitch as Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Andrew Chafin waits for the throw during the sixth inning  Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt York)
San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Byrd has big day in Giants’ 7-5 loss to Cardinals

Marlon Byrd said there was only one way he could have enjoyed…

San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Heston walks 5, gone early in Giants’ 2-1 loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Chris Heston didn’t give the St. Louis Cardinals much…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Giants outfielder Nori Aoki returned to the lineup Wednesday after he was hit in the head with a pitch Sunday by the Cubs' Jake Arrieta. Aoki didn't last long, however, and left the game after the fourth inning due to dizziness.  (Eric Risberg/AP)

Giants fall to Astros, may lose Aoki again

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was already in a sour mood after watching…

Giants outfielder Nori Aoki returned to the lineup Wednesday after he was hit in the head with a pitch Sunday by the Cubs' Jake Arrieta. Aoki didn't last long, however, and left the game after the fourth inning due to dizziness.  (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 starter Chris Heston works against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Heston flirts with no-no (again) in Giants win

SAN DIEGO — Just seven starts removed from his first no-hitter, it…

Giants starter Chris Heston works against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A task too messy for even Bochy

For a moment, but just one, Bruce Bochy was able to love…

Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/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)
San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Cain and Peavy to return this week for inconsistent Giants

MIAMI — Matt Cain and Jake Peavy cannot come back soon enough…

San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Matt Duffy was spectacular Sunday, finishing a single shy of a cycle. The rookie third baseman has filled a huge hole for the Giants after Casey McGehee struggled. (George Nikitin/AP)

Duffy is the cat’s meow

You know that Matt Duffy and the Giants are on a roll…

Matt Duffy was spectacular Sunday, finishing a single shy of a cycle. The rookie third baseman has filled a huge hole for the Giants after Casey McGehee struggled. (George Nikitin/AP)
Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday

Heston pitches another Giants no-hitter

NEW YORK — Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter in the majors…

Frank Franklin II/apGiants pitcher Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter of the season on Tuesday
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Heston pitches another Giants no-hitter

Chris Heston pitched the first no-hitter in the majors this season in…

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Pat Sullivan/APIn Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston's first career complete game

Heston throws 2-hitter, Giants beat Astros

HOUSTON — Chris Heston's first career complete game was a two-hitter and…

Pat Sullivan/APIn Giants rookie pitcher Chris Heston's first career complete game
Ben Margot/APRookie Chris Heston shut down the Diamondbacks

Rookie Heston helps Giants snap skid at eight as team gets rings

Chris Heston kept it simple and used the energy from the pregame…

Ben Margot/APRookie Chris Heston shut down the Diamondbacks
Ross D. Franklin/APGiants right-hander Chris Heston won his major-league debut Wednesday

Giants' Heston earns first major-league victory

PHOENIX — Chris Heston pitched six effective innings in a combined five-hitter…

Ross D. Franklin/APGiants right-hander Chris Heston won his major-league debut Wednesday