David Ortiz

David Ortiz, seen here on Friday night, had a pair of doubles off the wall on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

More of the same: Red Sox crush A’s

OAKLAND — Before the Boston Red Sox bashed the Oakland Athletics on Saturday…

 

Billy Butler was released from the Oakland A's on Sunday.. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Red Sox thump A’s

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics gifted David Ortiz a Big Papi-sized bottle of…

 

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

 

The Giants were shut out by the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Giants out of sorts against the Sox

BOSTON — Jake Peavy showed he hasn’t lost his sense of humor…

The Giants were shut out by the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Tao of Barry Bonds

The greatest hitter in baseball would prefer if you did not besmirch…

Barry Bonds, left, chats with David Ortiz prior to a game at Fenway Park in Boston in June 2007. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Mac Williamson rounds third after hitting his first career home run off of Red Sox ace David Price in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game at AT&T Park. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bumgarner cools baseball’s hottest offense

AT&T PARK — Long before Mac Williamson provided the go-ahead run with…

Mac Williamson rounds third after hitting his first career home run off of Red Sox ace David Price in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game at AT&T Park. (Ben Margot/AP)
Sean Manaea lasted just 2.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

A’s rookie suffers welcome-to-the-big-leagues start

BOSTON — Allowing a home run to the first batter he faced…

Sean Manaea lasted just 2.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Kathy Willens/APThe Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was received warmly Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. It was his first game following his suspension for the entire 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed…

Kathy Willens/APThe Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was received warmly Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. It was his first game following his suspension for the entire 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
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Red Sox-Cardinals matchup in World Series a fitting climax to season

Boston's bearded band of brothers will go against the burgeoning talents of…

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