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Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s wrap up win over Tigers in makeup of suspended game

The May 19 game had been called early due to rain

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Athletics activate Ramon Laureano from injured list

Oakland activates injured center fielder, calls up reliever J.B. Wendelken

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) hits a 3-run homerun over center field to score Khris Davis (2) and Mark Canha (20) during the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at the Oakland Coliseum on July 3, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) rounds third base and is congratulated by third base coach Ron Lotus (23) after hitting a solo home run during the 2nd inning at Oracle Park against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Pillar has become a more complete hitter

Nearing the end of first season with Giants, Kevin Pillar is having career year

San Francisco Giants center fielder Kevin Pillar (1) rounds third base and is congratulated by third base coach Ron Lotus (23) after hitting a solo home run during the 2nd inning at Oracle Park against the San Diego Padres on June 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s sweep Angels with wild comeback victory

Oakland scored seven runs in the seventh inning

Oakland A’s catcher Josh Phegley (19) hits a single to the outfield against the Angels during the third inning at the Coliseum on March 30, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts agains the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 16, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Tanner Roark pitches another solid outing, Sean Murphy debuts

A’s No. 3 prospect makes a splash in his Oakland Coliseum debut backing deadline acquisition Roark

Oakland Athletics pitcher Tanner Roark (60) starts agains the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 16, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) starts against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Sean Murphy makes home debut, A’s starting rotation changes

Oakland Athletics move Chris Bassitt due to birth of daughter, A’s set for doubleheader on Thursday

Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) starts against the Milwaukee Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum on July 30, 2019 in Oakland, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics left fielder Seth Brown (65) hits for his second triple of the night in the 6th inning off Los Angeles Angels pitcher No Ramirez (24) at the Oakland Coliseum on September, 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

What can Seth Brown do for A’s? Power a win over the Angels

New outfielder hits two triples in Coliseum debut

Oakland Athletics left fielder Seth Brown (65) hits for his second triple of the night in the 6th inning off Los Angeles Angels pitcher No Ramirez (24) at the Oakland Coliseum on September, 3, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s call up Sean Murphy, Ramon Laureano targets Detroit

A’s hope to have starting center fielder back in action by the weekend, and call up No. 3 prospect

Ramon Laureano takes a swing at the Oakland Coliseum on March 31, 2019 in Oakland, California against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval given a warm sendoff in Giants loss

Pablo Sandoval given a warm sendoff in Giants loss

San Francisco fans bid farewell to beloved Pablo Sandoval, a free agent at the end of the year

  • Sep 1, 2019
Pablo Sandoval given a warm sendoff in Giants loss
Giants lose Moronta and game after stellar Logan Webb start

Giants lose Moronta and game after stellar Logan Webb start

San Francisco strands eight, but Dubon impressed with glove

Giants lose Moronta and game after stellar Logan Webb start
Giants reliever Reyes Moronta leaves in sixth with injury

Giants reliever Reyes Moronta leaves in sixth with injury

San Francisco right-hander exits tied game against Padres with apparent arm injury

Giants reliever Reyes Moronta leaves in sixth with injury
San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a single to right field in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson a switch hitter? It happened

San Francisco will sit Alex Dickerson against a left-hander, a trend he’s not thrilled about

San Francisco Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson (8) hits a single to right field in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants ace Bumgarner fans nine Padres in another Oracle gem

Giants ace Bumgarner fans nine Padres in another Oracle gem

Madison Bumgarner shuts down San Diego as Giants bats come alive

Giants ace Bumgarner fans nine Padres in another Oracle gem
Mauricio Dubon debuts, but Giants flop

Mauricio Dubon debuts, but Giants flop

Giants second baseman of the future impresses in debut, but San Francisco falls further back

Mauricio Dubon debuts, but Giants flop
San Francisco Giants’ Joey Rickard (37) gives some pointers to Mauricio Dubon (19) in the dugout before the game against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mauricio Dubon to make Giants debut against Padres

Pablo Sandoval being re-evaluated to take one final at-bat, Johnny Cueto readies for final tune up

San Francisco Giants’ Joey Rickard (37) gives some pointers to Mauricio Dubon (19) in the dugout before the game against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria slides into third base in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants swept in two-game set by Diamondbacks

Side-winder Tyler Rogers debuts and Samardzija again impresses, but Giants bats continue to slumber

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria slides into third base in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants rookie infielder Mauricio Dubon (19) listens to San Francisco Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil (17) in the dugout before the game against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ second baseman of the future owes success to brother

The first person Giants infielder Mauricio Dubon called when he got called up was big brother Danilo

San Francisco Giants rookie infielder Mauricio Dubon (19) listens to San Francisco Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil (17) in the dugout before the game against the Arizonia Diamondbacks at Oracle Park on August 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants not capitulating with flurry of moves, calling up Dubon

Giants not capitulating with flurry of moves, calling up Dubon

San Francisco releases Scooter Gennett, call up Mauricio Dubon, Joey Rickard and Tyler Rogers

Giants not capitulating with flurry of moves, calling up Dubon
Mauricio Dubon fields a ball at shortstop during a game on Aug. 7, 2019 at Raley Field in Sacramento. Though he plays primarily shortstop, Dubon has gotten time at second base for the Sacramento River Cats in preparation for his San Francisco Giants debut. (Courtesy Ralph Thompson / River Cats)

Giants call up second baseman of the future Mauricio Dubon

San Francisco calls up Honduran infielder who’s been rooting for Giants since high school

Mauricio Dubon fields a ball at shortstop during a game on Aug. 7, 2019 at Raley Field in Sacramento. Though he plays primarily shortstop, Dubon has gotten time at second base for the Sacramento River Cats in preparation for his San Francisco Giants debut. (Courtesy Ralph Thompson / River Cats)
Tyler Beede returns to form, but Giants can’t solve DBacks

Tyler Beede returns to form, but Giants can’t solve DBacks

San Francisco squanders multiple chances despite defensive circus by Arizona

Tyler Beede returns to form, but Giants can’t solve DBacks