Philadelphia Phillies

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Joe Panik returns and Chris Stratton fans seven in win over Phillies

AT&T PARK -- Earlier this week, while throwing to bullpen catcher Eli…

 

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…

 

Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija sunk by Philadelphia Phillies again

PHILADELPHIA - The City of Brotherly Love has not been kind to…

 

Oakland Athletics second baseman Joey Wendle rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Philadelphia Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos in the sixth inning on Sunday. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

A’s take series behind Joey Wendle’s slam

Philadelphia-area native Joey Wendle delighted his friends and family on Sunday with…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Joey Wendle rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Philadelphia Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos in the sixth inning on Sunday. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, seen here August 13, had a big game against the Giants on Saturday. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Central Valley natives carry Phillies past Giants

Fans at AT&T Park may have received 2-for-1 flight vouchers on Saturday…

Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, seen here August 13, had a big game against the Giants on Saturday. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants closer Mark Melancon considers surgery to repair sore right pronator

AT&T PARK — Though the Giants have placed Mark Melancon on the…

Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

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…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return home on winning note against Phillies

AT&T PARK — In the bottom half of the seventh inning, the…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, takes the throw as the San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez is forced out at second base in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. The Giants won, 10-0. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Five-run seventh sinks Giants as Johnny Cueto continues to battle blisters

PHILADELPHIA – The blisters on Johnny Cueto’s right hand have been nagging…

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis, left, takes the throw as the San Francisco Giants' Eduardo Nunez is forced out at second base in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. The Giants won, 10-0. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Ty Blach, right, is congratulated by catcher Buster Posey after working a complete game in a 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Another Giants prospect collects first major-league hit

It’s been a fortuitous season for the highly touted prospects in the…

Ty Blach, right, is congratulated by catcher Buster Posey after working a complete game in a 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach throws the final pitch in a complete game, 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Ty Blach throws complete game in 10-0 drubbing of Phils

PHILADELPHIA — At the end of April, the Giants called up Christian Arroyo…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach throws the final pitch in a complete game, 10-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
Denard Span's home run in extra innings was the difference maker. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Span, Moore salvage series from brink of sweep

PHILADELPHIA — Only two National League teams have swept the Giants this…

Denard Span's home run in extra innings was the difference maker. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto had 10 strikeouts on Wednesday, but also gave up four runs. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

More of the same for Cueto and the Giants

PHILADELPHIA — Cueto means “hill” in Spanish, a “fortified settlement.” In slang,…

Johnny Cueto had 10 strikeouts on Wednesday, but also gave up four runs. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)
The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)

Giants feel the blues on Grateful Dead Night in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — It was Grateful Dead Night at Citizens Bank Park on…

The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)
Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)

Bochy’s 800th win like so many before them

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants have been in 28 contests…

Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)
Madison Bumgarner left the game on Saturday frustrated. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Bumgarner start spoiled

AT&T PARK — Cameron Rupp spoiled Madison Bumgarner bobblehead night on Saturday,…

Madison Bumgarner left the game on Saturday frustrated. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie bats against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)

Injuries grant Gillaspie second go around with Giants

Conor Gillaspie doesn’t feel like talking. While it’s hardly unusual for a…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie bats against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Atlanta. (John Bazemore/AP)
Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels  delivers during the sixth inning of baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Hamels preparing for Thursday start after no-hitter

CHICAGO — Fresh off baseball’s third no-hitter of the season, Cole Hamels…

Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels  delivers during the sixth inning of baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels, center, is congratulated by teammates after he pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)

Hamels throws first no-hitter against Cubs in 50 years

CHICAGO — Cole Hamels is facing a quick trip from the record…

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels, center, is congratulated by teammates after he pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson is returning from the disabled list, bolstering the Giants pitching rotation. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Crowded rotation is good problem for Giants to have

In a season fraught with injuries, the Giants are about to have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson is returning from the disabled list, bolstering the Giants pitching rotation. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)