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Cubs believe they’re up to Giant challenge in N.L. Division Series

The Wrigley Field stage swelled this summer with a 103-win team that featured four National League most valuable player and Cy Young award candidates in front of a syrupy environment. …


Madison Bumgarner, Conor Gillaspie lead Giants over Mets in N.L. wild-card game

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter in his latest postseason gem, Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the …


Country hardball in the big city: Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaard

Bright lights, big city, ol’ country hardball.


Seahawks hold out hope that RB Thomas Rawls can play Sunday

While the Seahawks have listed running back Thomas Rawls as doubtful for Sunday’s home game against the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he remains hopeful that Rawls …


Mariners unveil charming new television commercials

It’s always a spring highlight when the Mariners unveil their new television commercials. That happened Wednesday, and the result was predictably charming.


Reliever Tony Zych survives shaky ninth inning in Mariners victory

It is the nature of spring training that Mariners reliever Tony Zych might have proved more Friday by turning a three-run lead into a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco …


MLB Notes: Longtime utility player Tony Phillips dies

Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was …


Spokane’s Jeremy Affeldt retires at 14 major league seasons

SAN FRANCISCO – Torn between being a present father to his three young sons and a professional pitcher, Jeremy Affeldt nearly walked away from baseball for good at the All-Star …


Giants’ Tim Lincecum facing five months of rehab after surgery

DENVER – San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum had surgery on his left hip Thursday and will need five months of rehab to be ready for the 2016 season. The …


Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

SAN FRANCISCO – After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs …


Affeldt goes on DL

The San Francisco Giants have placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list with a strain in his pitching shoulder. The Giants made the move before Friday night’s game …


Lack of offense, poor defense costly for Mariners

SEATTLE – It isn’t just a snooze-susceptible attack the Seattle Mariners need to address. Their concept of re-gifting requires some work. One night after capitalizing on a defensive misplay for …


Felix Hernandez outduels Madison Bumgarner as Mariners beat Giants 2-0

SEATTLE – Well, what’d you expect Wednesday night when the pitching match-up at Safeco Field was Felix Hernandez and Madison Bumgarner? This was an absolute dandy and it turned, not …


Mariners close trip with another missed opportunity in 6-2 loss to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – An eight-game trip that offered breakthrough opportunities for the Seattle Mariners at all three venues ended Tuesday with another bite of disappointment in a 6-2 loss to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2015, 5:13 p.m.

Mariners end road trip with 6-2 loss to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — J.A. Happ hit his spot the first time he faced Matt Duffy only to watch the ball leave the ballpark.


MLB notes: Giants rookie Chris Heston no-hits Mets

Chris Heston pitched a no-hitter in his 13th major league start, coming within three hit batters of a perfect game and leading the San Francisco Giants over the New York …


Lefty Madison Bumgarner shines in another Giants title

SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson …


Twins give pitcher Phil Hughes new deal for five years with $58 million contract

Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that. The Twins and …


A lot goes right for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series …


Madison Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years …


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse …


Giants win World Series; Spokane’s Affeldt gets victory

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

Royals rout Giants to force Game 7 in World Series

The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night.


Brain teaser

SAN FRANCISCO – Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship. Sweet dreams, indeed.


Bumgarner puts Giants one win away from crown

SAN FRANCISCO – With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just …


Bumgarner does it again as Giants take 3-2 lead

Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and …


Giants beat Royals to even Series at 2

SAN FRANCISCO – Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium. Sandoval’s single …


Giants rally, crush Royals to knot series

Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday to tie …


Royals edge Giants for 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO – All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just …


Royals take series lead with Game 3 win

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 …