St. Louis Cardinals

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford waits for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants swept as end of season nears

Halfway through the season, it seemed as if the San Francisco Giants…

 

Stephen Piscotty during his days at Stanford.

Oakland Athletics: Stephen Piscotty absent after mother’s death

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty is absent today at the…

 

Stephen Piscotty, a Pleasonton native, was officially traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland A's on Thursday morning. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A’s bring Stephen Piscotty home

Rumors that had been floating around the MLB Winter Meetings in the…

 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Sept. 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner hits monster home run but can’t keep Cards in park

AT&T PARK — Madison Bumgarner’s third home run — and his first…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Sept. 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is tagged out by San Francisco Giants third baseman Christian Arroyo while trying to stretch a double into a triple in the bottom of the ninth inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

Giants take first two in series against Cardinals

Catcher Buster Posey expressed one wish for the San Francisco Giants’ current…

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter is tagged out by San Francisco Giants third baseman Christian Arroyo while trying to stretch a double into a triple in the bottom of the ninth inning during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)
Brandon Belt. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants offense goes missing in series finale with Cardinals

AT&T PARK — The orange and black travel bags were scattered across the…

Brandon Belt. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Complete-game Cueto returns in crucial win over Cards

AT&T PARK — Some days are better than others to show up late…

Johnny Cueto kept the Giants in the playoff race on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants General Manager Bobby Evans. (Courtesy photo)

Giants GM sees timing of Cardinals series as a blessing

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants have been struggling mightily lately.…

Giants General Manager Bobby Evans. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Giants catcher Trevor Brown, left, looks on as St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk scores a run on a RBI single by Matt Carpenter during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 5, 2016 in St. Louis. (Scott Kane/AP)

Cardinals rally to beat Giants again, 6-3

ST. LOUIS — For the second straight day, the St. Louis Cardinals…

San Francisco Giants catcher Trevor Brown, left, looks on as St. Louis Cardinals' Randal Grichuk scores a run on a RBI single by Matt Carpenter during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 5, 2016 in St. Louis. (Scott Kane/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Byrd has big day in Giants’ 7-5 loss to Cardinals

Marlon Byrd said there was only one way he could have enjoyed…

San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, loses his helmet after being tagged out at second base by St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, right, on a steal-attempt in the fourth inning on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Hopeful Pence lightens up Giants’ gloom

Other than another sellout crowd, there were few signs of life at…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, loses his helmet after being tagged out at second base by St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, right, on a steal-attempt in the fourth inning on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Juan Perez scales the outfield wall in the first inning to rob the Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty of a home run. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Giants’ consolation: Catch of year

The Giants suffered a tough 4-3 loss against the Cardinals in St.…

Juan Perez scales the outfield wall in the first inning to rob the Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty of a home run. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner follows through on a single during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Vogelsong, Bumgarner help Giants beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants got a rally-starting at-bat from…

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner follows through on a single during the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Heston walks 5, gone early in Giants’ 2-1 loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Chris Heston didn’t give the St. Louis Cardinals much…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
If he can remain healthy and productive, the Giants’ Buster Posey may be on a career path to the Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Posey could be stuff of Cooperstown

Unless Kansas City fans find a way to vote a Royals catcher…

If he can remain healthy and productive, the Giants’ Buster Posey may be on a career path to the Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, left, talks with players during a spring training baseball workout in Kissimmee, Fla. The analytical approach helped the St. Louis Cardinals with the World Series in 2011 and is starting to pay off for the first-place Houston Astros. And now the work of former baseball outsider Jeff Luhnow is at the center of a federal probe, with the FBI investigating members of his old team for stealing fresh secrets from a man who left for Houston after clashing with some old-school idealists in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Of course, baseball has a hacking scandal

This should be happening here, right? In any fill-in-the-blanks scenario that has…

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, left, talks with players during a spring training baseball workout in Kissimmee, Fla. The analytical approach helped the St. Louis Cardinals with the World Series in 2011 and is starting to pay off for the first-place Houston Astros. And now the work of former baseball outsider Jeff Luhnow is at the center of a federal probe, with the FBI investigating members of his old team for stealing fresh secrets from a man who left for Houston after clashing with some old-school idealists in St. Louis.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

New age, old school: Kerr a revelation

CLEVELAND — The cop wasn’t letting the youngster onto the court, not…

Steve Kerr smiles as he walks past team employees after landing in Oakland on Wednesday, one day after his Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, talks to St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Daniel Descalso before an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla.  Major League Baseball says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into an illegal breach of the Astros' internal operations database, amid a report that the Cardinals were responsible for the hack. The New York Times, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, reported Tuesday, June 16, 2015 , that the FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether Cardinals' front-office officials are responsible for the effort to steal information about player personnel. The The teams were rivals in the National League Central until Houston moved to the American League in 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Report: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player information

ST. LOUIS — Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St.…

In this Feb. 25, 2013, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, right, talks to St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, left, and second baseman Daniel Descalso before an exhibition spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla.  Major League Baseball says it is cooperating with a federal investigation into an illegal breach of the Astros' internal operations database, amid a report that the Cardinals were responsible for the hack. The New York Times, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, reported Tuesday, June 16, 2015 , that the FBI and Justice Department are investigating whether Cardinals' front-office officials are responsible for the effort to steal information about player personnel. The The teams were rivals in the National League Central until Houston moved to the American League in 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
David J. Phillip/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner was named MVP of the NL Championship Series.

Bumgarner pitches his way to NLCS MVP

The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP. Madison Bumgarner…

David J. Phillip/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner was named MVP of the NL Championship Series.
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