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Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implosion and fan-interference-that-wasn’t sink Athletics

OAKLAND — Despite the fact that the Oakland Athletics’ magic number to…

 

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

A’s call up eight players, experiment with new pitching strategy

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics…

 

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics trade for Cory Gearrin, call up Dustin Fowler ahead of Mariners game

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland A’s made another…

 

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal tags out Giants outfielder Austin Jackson after striking out in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 2. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

San Francisco Giants trade Cory Gearrin and Austin Jackson, call up Steven Duggar

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants have shaken up their roster…

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal tags out Giants outfielder Austin Jackson after striking out in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 2. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Pablo Sandoval, seen here in 2017, hit a two-run homer but the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Friday. (Shenk/Flickr)

Cubs win battle of bullpens with San Francisco Giants

The story of Sunday wasn't the fact that Pablo Sandoval started and…

Pablo Sandoval, seen here in 2017, hit a two-run homer but the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Friday. (Shenk/Flickr)
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)
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)
Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Nola strikes out 12 as Giants fall to Phillies ace

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies ace Aaron Nola, gunning to extend his streak of…

Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

A familiar tale: Giants avoid arbitration with all eligible players

The San Francisco Giants don't go to arbitration with their players. It's…

Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Eduardo Nunez is returning to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants sign all players eligible for arbitration

It takes a personality like A.J. Pierzynski to force the San Francisco…

Eduardo Nunez is returning to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain hits the shelf

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants placed starter Matt Cain on…

Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)
Buster Posey follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Pair of Posey homers fly, Giants best Rockies

DENVER — Buster Posey crouched behind the plate through a parade of…

Buster Posey follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)