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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 30, 2021

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 23, 2021

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Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If you’re in the stands, keep your eye on the ball

MLB fans sitting in unprotected seats assume legal risk of injury

Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 16, 2021

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Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

MLB instructs A’s to begin exploring other markets while still pursuing downtown ballpark

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics…

Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Willie Mays turns 90: San Francisco celebrates the greatest Giant

By Al Saracevic Examiner staff writer I couldn’t believe it. Willie Mays…

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for May 2, 2021

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Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants sell tickets for “vaccinated-only” sections

By John G. Shinal Special to the S.F. Examiner Diehard San Francisco…

  • Apr 26, 2021
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Strong showing by Webb takes Giants to series victory over Marlins

Logan Webb didn’t look like a pitcher who was only starting because…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for April 25, 2021

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Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Rendering of ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

A’s to Oakland City Council: Time to vote on our ballpark

Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times For years, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob…

Rendering of ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Gregory Santos (78) makes his major league debut against the Marlins in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants post fifth shutout of 2021, all caught by Casali

After going the entirety of 2020 without shutting out an opponent, the…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Gregory Santos (78) makes his major league debut against the Marlins in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Warriors will be back inside the Chase Center against the Denver Nuggets on April 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for week of April 18, 2021

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The Warriors will be back inside the Chase Center against the Denver Nuggets on April 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)

Home run tracker, with roots at Candlestick Park, marks 30 years

When Giants first baseman Brandon Belt slugged a solo home run in…

Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)
Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Cueto leaves with injury as Giants take series from Reds

A latissimus dorsi injury to Johnny Cueto cast a dark cloud over…

Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) slides into home for the score on a triple by San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater (13) in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants bats rally for Gausman

Through the first 10 games of the 2021 season, the story for…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) slides into home for the score on a triple by San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater (13) in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).