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David J. Phillip/APMadison Bumgarner

Bumgarner’s Game 5 gem a sight to behold

Everybody knew that Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night…

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Eric Risberg/APSergio Romo and the Giants' bullpen bounced back from a rocky Games 2 and 3 against the Royals in the World Series.

Bullpen's strong effort sets up Bumgarner, Giants

Nobody else had been able to do it, which makes the fact…

Eric Risberg/APSergio Romo and the Giants' bullpen bounced back from a rocky Games 2 and 3 against the Royals in the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APGiants right-hander Tim Hudson pitched well in the first World Series appearance of his 16-year career

Hudson's long-awaited moment needed a little help

Tim Hudson dreamed of the moment for most of his 39 years.…

Matt Slocum/APGiants right-hander Tim Hudson pitched well in the first World Series appearance of his 16-year career
David J. Phillip/APSan Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday

Far from lights-out, Giants’ shouldn’t rush change now

Having swapped relatively relaxing victories in the first two games of the…

David J. Phillip/APSan Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday
Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee via APThe Giants’ Tim Lincecum looked good in his first postseason appearance this year

World Series momentum? Just look to the next day

So overrated is momentum in baseball that there's a well-worn saying about…

Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee via APThe Giants’ Tim Lincecum looked good in his first postseason appearance this year
Orlin Wagner/apThe Giants' Buster Posey

Early adversity becomes turning point for Giants

It wasn't exactly a backs-against-the-wall moment, but the Giants did face a…

Orlin Wagner/apThe Giants' Buster Posey
Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoBruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume with four World Series appearances in his career.

Giants’ bullpen experience, versatility will be the difference

As entertaining as it’s been to watch the Giants find creative new…

Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoBruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume with four World Series appearances in his career.
Ap photoMichael Morse knocked a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to tie the game for the Giants

Wild and wacky continues for World Series-bound Giants

If you had Joe Panik in your home run drought-snapper pool ...…

Ap photoMichael Morse knocked a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to tie the game for the Giants
David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco scores on Buster Posey's sixth-inning single against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

Fans panic too early, but Giants rally late

By the third inning Wednesday night, Twitter was full of ridiculously expressed…

David J. Phillip/APThe Giants' Gregor Blanco scores on Buster Posey's sixth-inning single against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
Jeff Roberson/APAfter losing a four run lead

Hudson gets a reversal as Giants pull out victory

Tim Hudson’s excellent 16-year career has been defined in some ways by…

Jeff Roberson/APAfter losing a four run lead
Eric Gay/APThe Giants' Matt Duffy

Managers show their mettle in dramatic NLCS Game 2

The Giants were the Giants, scoring a monster run late in the…

Eric Gay/APThe Giants' Matt Duffy
Dilip Vishwanat/APOnce the Giants took a 1-0 lead

Giants making a habit out of taking advantage of mistakes

In 2010, broadcaster Duane Kuiper gave the local nine a rallying cry…

Dilip Vishwanat/APOnce the Giants took a 1-0 lead
AP file photoCardinals slugger Matt Holliday is remembered by Giants fans for what he did to Marco Scutaro.

Five reasons to hate the hard-to-hate Cardinals

The Kansas City Royals are in the American League Championship Series on…

AP file photoCardinals slugger Matt Holliday is remembered by Giants fans for what he did to Marco Scutaro.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/apRyan Vogelsong handled the "pitch-like-hell duties" in Tuesday’s clincher for the Giants.

Giants’ victory has a very special meaning

Some things are special. More rare are things Special, capital S, and…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/apRyan Vogelsong handled the "pitch-like-hell duties" in Tuesday’s clincher for the Giants.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file photoSantiago Casilla's rise to closer of the Giants hasn't received much hype

Santiago Casilla quietly doing a stellar job as Giants’ closer

The search was neither scientific nor exhaustive, but it wasn't cursory, either.…

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP file photoSantiago Casilla's rise to closer of the Giants hasn't received much hype
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants could use a jolt of offense and putting Hunter Pence into the leadoff position might be one answer.

Bochy needs to shake up Giants’ lineup

Game 1 offered pure playoff baseball. Beautiful, clean, crisp. We'll remember only…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Giants could use a jolt of offense and putting Hunter Pence into the leadoff position might be one answer.
Don Wright/ap file photoGiants LHP Madison Bumgarner is rarely ever content

Bumgarner only satisified with being a complete player

As great as Madison Bumgarner's night was Wednesday, when he pitched the…

Don Wright/ap file photoGiants LHP Madison Bumgarner is rarely ever content
Don Wright/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Pirates’ potent lineup

Wild-card games leaves Giants, A's where they should be

Baseball can be utterly confounding, turning conventional wisdom on its head to…

Don Wright/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Pirates’ potent lineup
Tony Avelar/AP file photoSergio Romo and the Giants celebrated their wild-card berth Thursday despite not having the type of finish to the season they desired.

Fans should celebrate teams' wild-card opportunities

There's no such thing is backing into the playoffs in baseball. Sure,…

Tony Avelar/AP file photoSergio Romo and the Giants celebrated their wild-card berth Thursday despite not having the type of finish to the season they desired.
Patrick Semansky/ap file photoDerek Jeter plays his last home game with the Yankees today and will retire following Sunday’s season finale.

Even if you hate the Yankees, you have to love Derek Jeter

There are two types of baseball fans: Those who love the New…

Patrick Semansky/ap file photoDerek Jeter plays his last home game with the Yankees today and will retire following Sunday’s season finale.