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San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.                                San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Giants go quietly against Pirates in sparsely-attended finale

Jaylin Davis goes down with a wrist injury and the Giants can’t string hits together

San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.                                San Francisco Giants right fielder Jaylin Davis (49) gets hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by Pittsburg Piratespitcher Trevor Williams (34) at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) starts against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Giants move Johnny Cueto’s next start up to Sunday

Dia de Cueto will come again sooner than planned, plus Alex Dickerson turns a corner

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) starts against the Pittsburg Pirates at Oracle Park on September 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants fall to Pirates in front of season’s smallest crowd

In front of smallest crowd since 2010, Giants prospects flash, but offense predictably goes flat

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on August 25, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set

Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set

Giants prospect Chris Shaw has had his best season yet, but has gotten sparse time in September

Chris Shaw hoping for a chance, second 2019 Dia de Cueto set
Johnny Cueto dazzles in Giants return

Johnny Cueto dazzles in Giants return

Right-hander dances back from Tommy John surgery to throw five shutout innings

Johnny Cueto dazzles in Giants return
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, in March 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy: Giants get an “artist” back in Johnny Cueto

San Francisco sees the return of Johnny Cueto from Tommy John against the Pittsburgh Pirates

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, in March 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (19) catches a line out hit by Pittsburg Piratesright fielder Melky Cabrera (53) in the 4th inning at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.

Shorthanded Giants bullpen gives up lead in ninth to Pirates

Former Giants prospect Bryan Reynolds delivers fatal blow as San Francisco blows lead in ninth

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (19) catches a line out hit by Pittsburg Piratesright fielder Melky Cabrera (53) in the 4th inning at Oracle Park on September 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta falls to the ground with an apparent arm injury in the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on Aug. 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants reliever Reyes Moronta undergoes surgery

San Francisco’s young fireballer could be out for 2020, plus an Alex Dickerson update

San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta falls to the ground with an apparent arm injury in the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on Aug. 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sean Manaea shines in return to Oakland Coliseum mound

A’s left-hander dominated the Detroit Tigers for seven innings

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (left) goes over his bullpen with pitching coach Scott Emerson (right) at the Oakland Coliseum on July 16, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy visits with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8, 2019, his final game at Dodger Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants extend club record, but can’t get past Dodgers

San Francisco offense falls quiet after first as Giants can’t finish sweep in Los Angeles

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy visits with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8, 2019, his final game at Dodger Stadium. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Athletics set franchise record with six 20-homer hitters

A’s also on pace to break the team record for most total long balls

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds third base after hitting a homerun off Houston Astros pitcher Aaron Sanchez (18) in the 6th inning at the Oakland Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) speaks with former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti before his final game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bochy has a chance to finish over .500 at Dodger Stadium

Giants look for the sweep in series finale against Los Angeles Dodgers

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (left) speaks with former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti before his final game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 8, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto pitches against the San Diego Padres in 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Johnny Cueto to start on Tuesday against Pirates

Back from Tommy John, Johnny Cueto is much more svelte than last time he took mound in SF

Johnny Cueto pitches against the San Diego Padres in 2017. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA

Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA

Giants rookie right-hander shuts down dangerous Dodgers

Tyler Beede, Giants bullpen make do in shutout win over LA
Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers

Chris Bassitt sets career-high with 11 strikeouts

Athletics bounce back with strong win over Tigers
Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Yusmeiro Petit rejoins Athletics after passing of father

Blake Treinen remains out with a back issue

Oakland Athletics pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (36) takes over the mound in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a solo homerun in the 3rd inning at Oracle Park on July 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Alex Dickerson sent back to San Francisco for cortisone shot

Giants outfielder’s tender oblique may necessitate an offseason routine adjustment

San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a solo homerun in the 3rd inning at Oracle Park on July 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Athletics bullpen blows another lead in loss to lowly Tigers

Oakland led into eighth inning, but loses in extras after 28th blown save

Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano reacts after being hit by a pitch from Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mauricio Dubon fields a grounder for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mauricio Dubon drives in three as Giants escape with 5-4 win

Rookie shortstop gets first taste of rivalry by keying breakout inning for San Francisco

Mauricio Dubon fields a grounder for the San Francisco Giants against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 31, 2019 at Oracle Park in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
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)

Dodgers legends pay tribute to Bruce Bochy

Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully help send Bruce Bochy into retirement

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)