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San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

 

Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

Will Smith earns Willie Mac Award from San Francisco Giants

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK -- In a…

 

Madison Bumgarner, seen here in 2017, got the walk-off single on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner walk-off single in 12th beats San Diego Padres

 AT&T PARK -- When Hunter Pence went down to the batting…

 

Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)

San Francisco Giants get contributions from old and young in win over San Diego Padres

With Brandon Belt on the bench with a mysterious knee ailment --…

Andrew Suarez, seen here in his April debut, set a career high for innings pitched on Monday. (Courtesy SF Giants/via Twitter)
Chris Stratton, pictured Aug. 21, turned in another solid performance in the Giants’ 11-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chris Stratton throws first career complete game, shuts out Rockies as Giants break losing streak

AT&T PARK -- In back-to-back starts against the Colorado Rockies earlier this…

Chris Stratton, pictured Aug. 21, turned in another solid performance in the Giants’ 11-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants drop eighth straight as tempers flare

Madison Bumgarner’s temper proved to be the San Francisco Giants’ undoing on…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Austin Slater (right) shows San Francisco Giants prospect Chris Shaw around AT&T Park on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Chris Shaw arrives in San Francisco, will start for Giants

AT&T PARK -- Chris Shaw has only been to AT&T Park three…

Austin Slater (right) shows San Francisco Giants prospect Chris Shaw around AT&T Park on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / 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)

Steven Duggar heads to DL with shoulder injury, Gregor Blanco returns to San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK -- After he received treatment Tuesday night for a briefly…

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)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gorkys Hernandez, pictured here in July of 2017, hit his sixth home run of the season against the Colorado Rockies on Monday after hitting none last season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Ianetta single tips balance as Rockies beat Giants in 10

While a Chris Ianetta walk-off single in the 10th sealed a 6-5…

Gorkys Hernandez, pictured here in July of 2017, hit his sixth home run of the season against the Colorado Rockies on Monday after hitting none last season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bench crew buoys Giants in early part of season

It’s 3:55 p.m. — more than four hours before first pitch —…

Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (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)

San Francisco Giants fall flat on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA – Like it or not, Thursday’s game between the Giants and…

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)
Brandon Crawford rounds second against the Oakland A's in July of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants start road trip with explosive second against Braves, Brandon Crawford goes 3-for-5 in win

The San Francisco Giants have stayed afloat so far this season despite…

Brandon Crawford rounds second against the Oakland A's in July of 2017. (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)

Gregor Blanco posts ominous video thanking San Francisco

Gregor Blanco, the San Francisco Giants backup outfielder with a penchant for…

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)
Gregor Blanco should return to the Giants' roster soon. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Gregor Blanco closing in on return

AT&T PARK — During his pregame press conference, Bruce Bochy hinted that Gregor Blanco…

Gregor Blanco should return to the Giants' roster soon. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Eduardo Núñez is out of Monday's lineup. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oblique keeps Eduardo Núñez on bench for third day in a row

AT&T PARK — Before the finale against the San Diego Padres, Bruce Bochy offered…

Eduardo Núñez is out of Monday's lineup. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Law got the win on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Derek Law set to return on Wednesday

AT&T PARK — Derek Law — the San Francisco Giants' most reliable reliever in…

Derek Law got the win on Monday. (Emma Chiang/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)
Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants score seven runs on six pitches, beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH — A day after one of their worst offensive games of…

Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/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)