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San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants explode with hit barrage after series of wake-up calls

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy criticized his players…

 

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

Giants drop sixth in a row as Pirates foil comeback attempt

Andrew McCutchen may have grabbed all the headlines as the most prominent…

 

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)

Holland and subs help Giants snap slide, fly home on winning note

When Gorkys Hernandez’s sixth-inning home run cleared the left-field wall at PNC…

 

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants continue string of strikeouts, fanning 14 times in loss to Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have a strikeout problem. After striking out 10…

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner delivered a win and a hit on Tuesday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner collects 1st win as Giants cruise past the Pirates

AT&T PARK — In the 102nd game of the season, Madison Bumgarner…

Madison Bumgarner delivered a win and a hit on Tuesday night. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Pirates first baseman Josh Bell gets turned around when he strikes out against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at AT&T Park. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Sharp Shark shuts down Pirates in 2-1 win for Giants

AT&T PARK — It must be Shark Week. Starter Jeff Samardzija was…

Pirates first baseman Josh Bell gets turned around when he strikes out against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at AT&T Park. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy’s ejection, Belt’s blunder highlight another Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-3…

Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cain no longer able, but does Bochy have nerve to pull him from rotation?

Can’t beat good teams. Can’t win at home. Can’t win close games.…

Matt Cain has struggled mightily, making it time for Bruce Bochy to make a switch. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Andrew McCutchen celebrates hitting a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ugly fifth dooms Giants to sweep by Pirates

AT&T PARK — Before Wednesday afternoon’s game, Bruce Bochy admitted that waking…

Andrew McCutchen celebrates hitting a two-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ second-half pains compound with loss to Pirates

AT&T PARK — For the first time in over three months the…

Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)

Vogelsong’s return spoils Moore’s home debut

AT&T Park — The applause began as soon as Ryan Vogelsong emerged…

Matt Moore. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS)
Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese, right, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' John Axford in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Rodriguez injures shoulder in A’s 6-3 loss to Pirates

OAKLAND — The news just keeps going from bad to worse for…

Pittsburgh Pirates' David Freese, right, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics' John Axford in the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
Joe Panik delivered a crucial two-run double to complete the Giants’ comeback. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants overcome early, sizable deficit

PITTSBURGH — Derek Law had pitched at PNC Park twice as an…

Joe Panik delivered a crucial two-run double to complete the Giants’ comeback. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants score seven runs on six pitches, beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH — A day after one of their worst offensive games of…

Angel Pagan is greeted by Brandon Belt, right, as other teammates celebrate after Pagan hit a grand slam against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning of  Tuesday's game. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, Monday, June 20, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants’ 8-game winning streak ends with 1-0 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH — The San Francisco Giants’ eight-game winning streak ended in improbable…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, Monday, June 20, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, holds starting pitcher Jake Arrieta after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game on Wednesday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Cubs advance behind Arrieta

PITTSBURGH — These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to…

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, holds starting pitcher Jake Arrieta after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game on Wednesday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, foreground, walks to first as San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac, left, goes to see starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong after he intentionally walked McCutchen during the fourth inning Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

McCutchen homers, Pirates top Giants 5-2

PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen hit his 19th homer and Pedro Alvarez made…

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, foreground, walks to first as San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac, left, goes to see starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong after he intentionally walked McCutchen during the fourth inning Sunday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Brandon Crawford guns a throw over sliding Pirates’ runner Gregory Polanco to complete a double play in Pittsburgh on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Giants blunder, Pirates plunder

PITTSBURGH — Mike Leake spent six innings doing what he usually does…

Brandon Crawford guns a throw over sliding Pirates’ runner Gregory Polanco to complete a double play in Pittsburgh on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Giants’ starter Mike Leake allowed only one hit on Saturday but failed to get past the sixth inning. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Leake returns, road woes continue

If the current road trip against playoff contenders is a litmus test…

Giants’ starter Mike Leake allowed only one hit on Saturday but failed to get past the sixth inning. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) runs the bases past San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Giants unable to solve Morton in loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Jake Peavy entered his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates having…

Pittsburgh Pirates' Neil Walker (18) runs the bases past San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP)