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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Sean Manaea will start wild card game for A’s

Oakland left-hander will face the Tampa Bay Rays in Wednesday’s winner-take-all game

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
San Francisco Giants grounds crew members take down the bullpen mound down the left field line on Oct. 1, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants moving forward with ballpark changes, bullpen move

Oracle Park will look different when San Francisco fans return next spring

San Francisco Giants grounds crew members take down the bullpen mound down the left field line on Oct. 1, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) lines-up next to hitting coach Hensley Meulens (second from left) and Ron Wotus (center) at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to interview Ron Wotus, Hensley Meulens for manager

Veteran Giants coaches will be considered to replace old boss Bruce Bochy

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) lines-up next to hitting coach Hensley Meulens (second from left) and Ron Wotus (center) at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi prepares to address the media during his season post-mortem on Oct. 1, 2019, at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ Farhan Zaidi has busy offseason ahead

After unexpectedly competing in 2019, Giants move Year Two of rebuild with hard decisions to make

San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi prepares to address the media during his season post-mortem on Oct. 1, 2019, at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) heads up the dugout steps for his last managerial game for the Giants against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Sept. 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hats off to Bochy: Giants drop finale, celebrate retiring skipper

As Bruce Bochy’s managerial career ends, what will endure will be the humanity he brought to baseball

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) heads up the dugout steps for his last managerial game for the Giants against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Sept. 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball crew, including Bay Area native Matt Vasgersian (front), Stanford grad Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez. (Courtesy / ESPN)

For Vasgersian the A’s wild card game is a homecoming

Bay Area native Matt Vasgersian will be on the call for an AL wild card game involving the A’s

  • Sep 29, 2019
ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball crew, including Bay Area native Matt Vasgersian (front), Stanford grad Jessica Mendoza and Alex Rodriguez. (Courtesy / ESPN)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson (30) starts against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Athletics to host wild card game on Wednesday

With win over Mariners on Saturday, and a Tampa Bay loss, Oakland will come home for wild card

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson (30) starts against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) at Oracle Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Logan Webb tosses a gem, but Giants shut out by Dodgers

San Francisco can’t solve Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, Bochy gets key to city

  • Sep 28, 2019
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) at Oracle Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds (25) speaks about former team President Peter Magowan who was being honored and inducted onto the Giants team Wall of Fame at Oracle Park on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner won’t start Bochy’s finale, Peter Magowan honored

Madison Bumgarner insists he’s not disappointed, but retiring manager wants to save his arm

  • Sep 28, 2019
Former San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds (25) speaks about former team President Peter Magowan who was being honored and inducted onto the Giants team Wall of Fame at Oracle Park on September 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants second baseman Mauricio Dubon prepares to step on deck as he stands next to manager Bruce Bochy in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants can’t cash in, Dodgers do in 9-2 win over San Francisco

San Francisco strands a record 17 runners in penultimate game against rivals in 2019

  • Sep 27, 2019
San Francisco Giants second baseman Mauricio Dubon prepares to step on deck as he stands next to manager Bruce Bochy in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Sept. 27, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Athletics clinch wild card berth

Athletics clinch wild card berth

Oakland will play in the play-in game for second straight year

Athletics clinch wild card berth
Kevin Pillar named Willie Mac Award winner

Kevin Pillar named Willie Mac Award winner

Giants starter for Sunday finale still TBA

  • Sep 27, 2019
Kevin Pillar named Willie Mac Award winner
San Francisco Giants second baseman Mauricio Dubon (19) hits a single in the 1st inning against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Dubon, Yastrzemski do it all for Giants as Beede goes down

Mauricio Dubon has best day as a San Francisco Giant as Tyler Beede leaves early with injury

San Francisco Giants second baseman Mauricio Dubon (19) hits a single in the 1st inning against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
Bruce Bochy at peace with retirement, but leaves door open

Bruce Bochy at peace with retirement, but leaves door open

Could Bruce Bochy manage again? He’s not saying no, but he’s not saying yes

Bruce Bochy at peace with retirement, but leaves door open
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Beede (38) starts against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on September 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Giants righty Tyler Beede leaves sparkling start in fourth inning

San Francisco Giants rookie right-hander Tyler Beede exited after striking out seven Rockies

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Beede (38) starts against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on September 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) grounds out into a double play in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Matt Chapman’s homer wins it for A’s in Anaheim

Oakland keeps pace in the wild card thanks to late-inning heroics from slumping third baseman

  • Sep 26, 2019
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) grounds out into a double play in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on August 13, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis hits a 3-2 curveball from Colorado Rockies reliever DJ Johnson over the center field wall for a his first career home run — a walk-off to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win on Sept. 25, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jaylin Davis makes history with first career homer as Giants win

Giants rookie outfielder Jaylin Davis sends San Francisco home with walk-off homer in ninth

San Francisco Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis hits a 3-2 curveball from Colorado Rockies reliever DJ Johnson over the center field wall for a his first career home run — a walk-off to lift the Giants to a 2-1 win on Sept. 25, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Shaw singles during the second inning of the Giants’ game on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 2-3. (©2019 S.F. Giants)

Chris Shaw music selection revealed, more Bochy farewells

Why did Chris Shaw choose “Dancing Queen”? Plus, Pablo Sandoval has a surprise, and a health update

Chris Shaw singles during the second inning of the Giants’ game on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The Giants lost to the Colorado Rockies 2-3. (©2019 S.F. Giants)
Khris Davis waits in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)

Wild card race tightens as Angels beat A’s

Loss cuts Oakland’s wild card lead to half a game with five games to go

  • Sep 24, 2019
Khris Davis waits in the dugout during the game between the Oakland A’s and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by Peter Joneleit, Cal Sport Media)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants manager Bochy wants to savor every bit of final week

San Francisco will say goodbye to Bruce Bochy over his final week as manager

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy waves his cap in salute to fans at the start of his final season before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening home game of the 2019 season at Oracle Park on Friday, April 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)