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San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) high fives San Francisco Giants third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) after hitting a home run earlier this season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants know a 2-0 series deficit isn’t a death sentence

AT&T PARK — Bruce Bochy is plenty familiar with climbing out of 2-0 holes…

 

Conor Gillaspie celebrates at home plate after a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning against New York Mets during the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday. The Giants won, 3-0. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday/TNS)

Madison Bumgarner goes distance, Conor Gillaspie goes yard, Giants go to NLDS

Travis Ishikawa, Cody Ross, Mike Morse and Marco Scutaro meet Conor Gillaspie…

 

San Francisco Giants fans watch a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy: ‘It’s up to us to take care of business’

AT&T PARK — There will be no Madison Bumgarner sightings in Game 162,…

 

San Francisco Giants fans react to a strikeout against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It must be an Even Year: Giants headed back to postseason

AT&T PARK — Down the hallway from the clubhouse, where his players were busy…

San Francisco Giants fans react to a strikeout against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on October 1. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach outduels Clayton Kershaw to keep Giants in playoffs with one game left

AT&T PARK — Buster Posey offered a single name when asked if…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on October 1. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jake Peavy is officially a "Good Guy" according to voters. (Courtesy photo)

Jake Peavy voted ‘Good Guy’ and Gordon Beckham set for first start

AT&T PARK — If the wild-card race is wearing on Bruce Bochy, he wasn't…

Jake Peavy is officially a "Good Guy" according to voters. (Courtesy photo)
Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Johnny Cueto, bizarre rally keep Giants in second wild-card spot

AT&T PARK — The rally that kept the San Francisco Giants one…

Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eduardo Núñez is out of Monday's lineup. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Eduardo Núñez remains ‘questionable’ for final series

AT&T PARK — On Wednesday afternoon, as Eduardo Núñez sat in front…

Eduardo Núñez is out of Monday's lineup. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants took a step forward on Tuesday and then a massive step back on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants lose ground in wild-card chase despite Samardzija’s gem

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants could have gone to bed…

The Giants took a step forward on Tuesday and then a massive step back on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto is expected to return later this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Johnny Cueto to start Thursday, while Eduardo Núñez unlikely to return until weekend

AT&T PARK — Bruce Bochy was some 15 minutes late to his pregame press…

Johnny Cueto is expected to return later this week. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Moore deals, Giants batter Rockies starter

AT&T PARK — As Bruce Bochy took his seat on the stage to…

Matt Moore was dominant over 7.2 innings on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Astros tag Daniel Mengden in the sixth

OAKLAND — Up until the sixth inning on Wednesday afternoon, it looked like…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, seen here on Sept. 15, 2016, had a couple key hits on Thursday night. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Ryon Healy hits third for A’s for second time

OAKLAND — In what could be a preview of the 2017 season,…

The Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, seen here on Sept. 15, 2016, had a couple key hits on Thursday night. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Sonny Gray set to face hitters this weekend

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray impressed Bob Melvin with his 48-pitch bullpen session, moving…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants bats fail Madison Bumgarner in bid for 100th win

AT&T PARK — Not even Madison Bumgarner could save the San Francisco Giants…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Bochy admitted watching scoreboards before Tuesday's game. He probably didn't want to look after it. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Strickland, Giants blow lead to Padres in ninth

AT&T PARK — Just before 11:00 p.m., Steven Okert sat in front of…

Bruce Bochy admitted watching scoreboards before Tuesday's game. He probably didn't want to look after it. (Stan Olszewski/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)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, seen here Aug. 21, was the losing pitcher on Monday against the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants shut out in loss to Padres

AT&T PARK — When the San Francisco Giants last saw the San Diego Padres,…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, seen here Aug. 21, was the losing pitcher on Monday against the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jharel Cotton started in the Virgin Islands and ended his 2016 season in Oakland. (Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)

The winding road that led Jharel Cotton to the Oakland A’s

OAKLAND — Phil Forbes still remembers the moment he met Jharel Cotton. It…

Jharel Cotton started in the Virgin Islands and ended his 2016 season in Oakland. (Minda Haas Kuhlmann/Flickr)
Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)

Sonny Gray to return to mound on Sunday

OAKLAND — Sonny Gray will get back on the mound on Sunday —…

Sonny Gray. (Terry Dobbins/Flickr)