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San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen fails Dereck Rodriguez as Giants drop series

Reyes Moronta has come out of nowhere to become one of the…

 

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Despite injury attrition, San Francisco Giants beat Arizona Diamondbacks for fourth straight win

With news of critical injuries to Johnny Cueto (Tommy John surgery) and…

 

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

St. Louis Cardinals spoil Johnny Cueto’s return as San Francisco Giants fall 11-2

AT&T PARK — After scoring just three runs in three games at…

Johnny Cueto gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bumgarner’s scoreless streak ends, Rockies come back at Coors

It looked like the San Francisco Giants were on their way to…

Madison Bumgarner in June of 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson gives it up in ninth

AT&T Park — Injured San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto sang in Spanish…

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Third baseman Evan Longoria in April of 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Evan Longoria hits two homers, Rodriguez debuts, but Samardzija goes down in Giants loss

Dereck Rodriguez’s Major League debut should be a long-term takeaway from Tuesday…

Third baseman Evan Longoria in April of 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, seen here in 2017, hit a two-run homer but the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Friday. (Shenk/Flickr)

Cubs win battle of bullpens with San Francisco Giants

The story of Sunday wasn't the fact that Pablo Sandoval started and…

Pablo Sandoval, seen here in 2017, hit a two-run homer but the Giants fell to the Dodgers on Friday. (Shenk/Flickr)
Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt powers Giants to win and much-needed off day

AT&T Park — Brandon Belt simply dropped his bat. Carlos Gonzalez turned…

Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (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)
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)

San Francisco Giants fall flat on Facebook

PHILADELPHIA – Like it or not, Thursday’s game between the Giants and…

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)
San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Giants stay hot, clinch series win

As they’ve done so many times before, the San Francisco Giants have…

San Francisco Giants’ Alen Hanson, seen here on May 5, started in place of Brandon Crawford for the second straight game on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
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)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Panik takes Kershaw deep as Giants shut out Dodgers on Opening Day

Clayton Kershaw jump-started his mastery on Opening Day, but the one run…

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A’s starter Daniel Gossett, seen in March against the Giants, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rotations loom as liabilities for A’s, Giants on eve of season

Seated in the visitor’s dugout at AT&T Park, Oakland A’s manager Bob…

A’s starter Daniel Gossett, seen in March against the Giants, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Ty Blach shines again, Giants encounter a familiar face and a longshot stands out — Spring Training Digest

Rotation hopeful Ty Blach once again delivered a strong performance on Monday…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ty Blach (50) pitches against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon didn’t throw much in the 2017 season, but he faced live hitting for the first time since Sept. 5 on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Johnny Cueto, Mark Melancon take the mound; A’s build a Treehouse

The San Francisco Giants’ two most-important right-handers — Johnny Cueto and Mark…

Mark Melancon didn’t throw much in the 2017 season, but he faced live hitting for the first time since Sept. 5 on Wednesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Denard Span blasted a homer into McCovey Cove on Monday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants win twice-delayed marathon as Dodgers drop 11th in a row

AT&T PARK — Chris Stratton faced a lone batter on Monday night…

Denard Span blasted a homer into McCovey Cove on Monday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)