Pablo Sandoval

Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bench crew buoys Giants in early part of season

It’s 3:55 p.m. — more than four hours before first pitch —…

Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Daring move puts Giants on top against Reds

AT&T Park — Moments after Kelby Tomlinson spun to his knees, punctuating…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Nola strikes out 12 as Giants fall to Phillies ace

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies ace Aaron Nola, gunning to extend his streak of…

Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Andrew Suarez gets first win as Giants ride small ball to sweep

The San Francisco Giants closed out their first sweep of the season…

Nick Hundley notched four hits, including a home run, and three RBI in the Giants' 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: After Pablo Sandoval was pitcher perfect on Saturday, he reveals pitching past

AT&T Park -- Three hours before the San Francisco Giants opened their three-game…

Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Closing in on quarter century, Bochy maintains magic touch

Bruce Bochy was still busing through the backwaters of baseball when he…

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Together, the Giants are running it back

Quick hits with Kolsky The San Francisco Giants were tied for the…

Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cueto deals, Pence provides the offense in Giants’ walk-off win

AT&T PARK — After Hunter Pence sent a 444-foot, 109-mph home run…

Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Fan favorite Ryan Vogelsong was back at AT&T Park on Sunday.(Courtesy Dinur/Flickr)

Giants avoid the sweep on Vogelsong’s big day

AT&T PARK — At 10:48 a.m., Ryan Vogelsong, flanked by a crew…

Fan favorite Ryan Vogelsong was back at AT&T Park on Sunday.(Courtesy Dinur/Flickr)

Rare early scoring outburst from Giants leads to 10-2 win over Phillies

AT&T PARK — With the Phillies’ infield drawn in to prevent additional…

(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

Sandoval determined to make most of second stint in San Francisco

AT&T PARK — Some four hours before the San Francisco Giants opened…

(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)
Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Cueto relives injury scare; Parker set for return

AT&T PARK — Johnny Cueto left his Monday night rehab start after…

Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Melvin will be watching Sonny from afar, while Bochy praises Panda

OAKLAND — Bob Melvin admitted before Monday night's game that the incessant…

Sonny Gray will start against the A's on Friday, and will likely face Dustin Fowler, the former Yankees prospect for whom he was traded at the deadline in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jae-gyun Hwang (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants shuffle roster after marathon

After Friday’s 11-inning marathon that ended just after midnight, the San Francisco…

Jae-gyun Hwang (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto is currently sidelined from the rotation.(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Cueto to throw ‘soon’ as Bochy dodges Panda watch

AT&T PARK — Injured starter and erstwhile trade chip Johnny Cueto is…

Johnny Cueto is currently sidelined from the rotation.(Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy Rob Shenk/Flickr)

Report: Giants bring the Panda home

Pablo Sandoval was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox on…

Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy Rob Shenk/Flickr)
Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Pablo Sandoval’s season over before it ever started

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that former Even Year hero…

Pablo Sandoval looks to be ending his 2016 season without a hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)

World Series hero available for hire

Pablo Sandoval isn’t the only member of the even-year teams to struggle…

Michael Morse reacts after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. (David J. Phillip/AP)
The San Francisco Zoo named a hippo (not pictured) after Bruce Bochy, left, last week. Bochy took that moment to teach the media a wildlife lesson. (Chris Carlson, Michael Sohn/AP)

Bruce Bochy admires killer instinct of hippopotamus namesake

It’s the question dominating the sports discussion in the Bay Area: How…

The San Francisco Zoo named a hippo (not pictured) after Bruce Bochy, left, last week. Bochy took that moment to teach the media a wildlife lesson. (Chris Carlson, Michael Sohn/AP)
Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)

It’s not surfing, it’s the Titans of Mavericks

The Titans of Mavericks surfing competition at Half Moon Bay got the…

Biologically speaking, this activity makes no sense. (Ben Margot/AP, File)