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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

 

Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

By Ben Ross Special to the S.F. Examiner After winning their first…

  • Oct 8, 2020

 

Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) hits a 2-run home-run, scoring catcher Sean Murphy, in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s exorcise playoff demons, beat White Sox to advance to ALDS

By Ben Ross Special to The Examiner The A’s put an end…

  • Oct 1, 2020

 

Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

By Gideon Rubin Special to The Examiner Austin Slater lifted his helmet…

  • Sep 27, 2020
Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates as he heads toward home plate after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants clinging to playoff spot as they face off with A’s

By Ben Ross The stakes couldn’t be much higher this weekend when…

  • Sep 18, 2020
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates as he heads toward home plate after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants. (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)

Series recap: A Giant sweep for Padres

By Jeff Sanders The San Diego Union-Tribune A false positive COVID-19 test…

Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants. (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)
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Giants game against Padres postponed after COVID-19 positive test

By Kevin Acee The San Diego Union-Tribune The Padres-Giants game Friday night…

The San Francisco Giants were preparing to play the San Diego Padres at Petco Park when the game was postponed because a player tested positive for COVID-19. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) and San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) meet on the mound after the Los Angeles Dodgers put two on base at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants hope catcher Joey Bart is the start of a promising new era

Catcher gets his first big league call-up at the age of 23

  • Aug 29, 2020
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) and San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) meet on the mound after the Los Angeles Dodgers put two on base at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) swings to connect on the game winning 2-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers, Giants won’t play Wednesday to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake

Decision follows postponement of two major league games and the NBA’s three scheduled playoff games

San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) swings to connect on the game winning 2-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates rounding third base after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants beat Dodgers in extras to win seventh straight

The San Francisco Giants won their seventh-straight game Tuesday night 10-8 over the Dodgers.

San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates rounding third base after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to host first leg of Bay Bridge Series

Among the changes made to the Major League Baseball schedule this year…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants faced the Oakland Athletics in the first exhibition Major League Baseball game of 2020 at Oracle Park on July 21 with no fans in the stands. Restrictions on gatherings have led to the elimination of thousands of food service jobs.

More than 2,000 food service employees at Oracle Park and Chase Center to be laid off

Empty stands and a lack of fans prompt major cuts for arena, ballpark workers

The San Francisco Giants faced the Oakland Athletics in the first exhibition Major League Baseball game of 2020 at Oracle Park on July 21 with no fans in the stands. Restrictions on gatherings have led to the elimination of thousands of food service jobs.
Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

In a year of ‘nos’ and ‘won’ts,’ what will 2020 look like for the Giants?

Ragtag lineup may surprise in strange, short MLB season

Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s announced Monday that they have…

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

After adopting twin girls, Buster Posey elects not to play in 2020 MLB season

What was already going to be a strange season for San Francisco…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Giants get ready to workout during the second day after a postponed start to the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 global pandemic at Oracle Park on July 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants, A’s hold workouts over holiday weekend ahead of shortened 2020 MLB season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics got back in the swing…

  • Jul 6, 2020
The San Francisco Giants get ready to workout during the second day after a postponed start to the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 global pandemic at Oracle Park on July 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Giants announce health guidelines for Oracle Park

The San Francisco Giants announced Friday that the organization’s maintenance team will…

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It’s on! MLB players will report to training camps July 1 to prep for 60-game season

By Mike DiGiovanna Los Angeles Times Players signed off on Major League…

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MLB suspends spring training; regular season delayed by at least two weeks

Add Major League Baseball to the list of sports leagues, professional and…

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Empty seats scattered throughout the arena at Chase Center on Tuesday night at the Warriors game tip-off with the Los Angeles Clippers. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors, Giants and other San Francisco Bay area sports face unprecedented pandemic times

Typically, the ball would have been tossed back into the game without a second thought, but this time, officials responded with screams

Empty seats scattered throughout the arena at Chase Center on Tuesday night at the Warriors game tip-off with the Los Angeles Clippers. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)