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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>

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).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 11, 2021

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Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers hammer A’s 10-3, send Oakland to MLB-worst 0-5 record

OAKLAND, Calif. — It would be hard to imagine a worse start…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 4, 2021

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The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

After 8-1 Opening Day loss, A’s face off against Astros again

10,436-fan ‘sellout’ crowd in attendance at the Coliseum

Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s stay nimble, eager to defend AL West title

Despite an ongoing state of flux, team’s a consistent contender

A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants beat A’s in final 2021 spring training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh As spring training comes to an end, the San…

  • Mar 29, 2021
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of March 28, 2021

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of March 21, 2021

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Logan Webb’s pitching standing out in Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner 24-year-old Logan Webb has…

  • Mar 15, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)