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San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Pence clear-eyed as he looks at possible curtain call with San Francisco Giants

 AT&T PARK -- On Sunday, the day before the San Francisco…

 

Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Pence and Chris Shaw play the heroes as San Francisco Giants win fourth of last five

Non-contending baseball teams typically let the youngsters take the reins in September,…

 

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s club five homers, rout San Diego Padres

Even with Khris Davis out of the lineup in a National League…

 

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland A’s come back in the ninth, win it in the 10th thanks to Stephen Piscotty, Jed Lowrie

The Oakland Athletics looked to be headed to a loss at the…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

San Francisco Giants reliever Will Smith checks all the boxes in return

After Wednesday’s win over the San Diego Padres, Giants lefty Will Smith…

Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)
San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)

Amid costly injuries, Giants walk-off April with a win

AT&T Park — Madison Bumgarner was already in the sky, somewhere between…

San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)
San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)

Giants lose battle of rookie hurlers, series

A showdown of rookie pitchers on Sunday went the way of San…

San Francisco Giants' Nick Hundley scores ahead of the tag by San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the second inning on April 15, 2018 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union -Tribune)
Starter Ty Blach, pictured May 2017, allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings in the Giants' 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Despite outhitting Padres, Giants lose 5-1 on road

The Giants avoided a shutout on the road for the first time…

Starter Ty Blach, pictured May 2017, allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings in the Giants' 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey drove in two runs Thursday night in the Giants'7-0 win over the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ bats come to life in San Diego

The offensive woes that have plagued the Giants so far in 2018…

Buster Posey drove in two runs Thursday night in the Giants'7-0 win over the San Diego Padres. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ty Blach, seen here July 5, gave up a couple of solo home runs as the Giants offense was blanked on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants shut out in final game in San Diego this season

The San Francisco Giants played three series in San Diego this season.…

Ty Blach, seen here July 5, gave up a couple of solo home runs as the Giants offense was blanked on Wednesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Ty Blach struck out a season-high seven in Sunday's loss. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants drop to worst 100-game start in San Francisco era

AT&T PARK — The San Diego Padres hung a four-spot on Ty…

Ty Blach struck out a season-high seven in Sunday's loss. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner remains winless after six starts. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Padres spoil MadBum’s homecoming

AT&T PARK — Pitching in front of the home crowd in China Basin…

Madison Bumgarner remains winless after six starts. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former Giant delivers fatal blow after Madison Bumgarner’s return

Although Madison Bumgarner’s return to the mound brought back memories of better…

Madison Bumgarner. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
AT&T Park. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implodes as Giants fall to Padres

AT&T PARK — At first, Bruce Bochy’s decision to pinch-hit for Matt…

AT&T Park. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Bochy admitted watching scoreboards before Tuesday's game. He probably didn't want to look after it. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hunter Strickland, Giants blow lead to Padres in ninth

AT&T PARK — Just before 11:00 p.m., Steven Okert sat in front of…

Bruce Bochy admitted watching scoreboards before Tuesday's game. He probably didn't want to look after it. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Cueto ready to get out of San Diego after another loss

SAN DIEGO — Johnny Cueto is ready to get out of San…

San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Padres infielder Alexi Ramirez points after Santiago Casilla balked in the winning run on Saturday in San Diego.  (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)

Casilla stumbles, costs Giants game

SAN DIEGO — Adam Rosales singled in the tying run before Santiago…

Padres infielder Alexi Ramirez points after Santiago Casilla balked in the winning run on Saturday in San Diego.  (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Crawford walks Giants off as Peavy quiets doubters

AT&T PARK — As Jake Peavy walked off the mound with two…

Yangervis Solarte is tagged out by catcher Trevor Brown in the first inning of a Wednesday’s game. Solarte was trying to score from second but Kelby Tomlinson delivered a strike from left field. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Jarrett Parker, center right, celebrates at the plate after driving in teammate Brandon Crawford (35) with a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Giants offense explodes late against Padres

AT&T PARK — Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker…

Jarrett Parker, center right, celebrates at the plate after driving in teammate Brandon Crawford (35) with a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, second from right, celebrates with teammates after driving in Brandon Belt for the winning run against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco on  Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Cueto goes the distance

AT&T PARK — As Johnny Cueto walked off the mound after throwing…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, second from right, celebrates with teammates after driving in Brandon Belt for the winning run against the San Diego Padres in San Francisco on  Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)