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Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright to start NLCS opener

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said rumors that Adam Wainwright is hurt are overblown. Matheny is sticking with the same rotation that clicked in the first round, and Wainwright, …


After 16 years in, Tim Hudson advances in playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO – Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching …


Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to …


Nationals emerge from fog

SAN FRANCISCO – Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than is typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff …


Giants beat Nationals in 18-inning thriller

WASHINGTON – Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and …


Jake Peavy, Giants edge Stephen Strasburg, Nats in NLDS opener

WASHINGTON – Put Jake Peavy on the San Francisco Giants, and he suddenly turns into quite a postseason performer. Same for a couple of rookies, Hunter Strickland and Joe Panik.


A capsule look at the NLDS

N.L. Division Series 6: Season series: Nationals won 5-2.


Madison Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful …


Edinson Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH – Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s …


MLB notes: Giants RHP Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season. The three-time All-Star sure hopes not. Giants …


A’s, Giants give Bay Area high hopes for playoffs

The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball’s best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport’s highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase …


Lawsuit over beating of Giants fan goes to jury

LOS ANGELES – Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating …


Giants’ Tim Lincecum pitches 2nd no-hitter vs Padres

SAN FRANCISCO – Tim Lincecum’s days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn’t mean he can’t dial up flashes of the Freak he once was – especially against …


MLB Notes: Cardinals honor 1964 World Series champions

Lou Brock remembered September 1964 as a time when the St. Louis Cardinals began a salary drive. That’s also when they started their path to the World Series championship. Brock …


Attackers of Giants fan Brian Stow sentenced

LOS ANGELES – An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger …


A ‘Lunatic’ gesture

Tim Flannery, the San Francisco Giants’ third-base coach and musician, and Spokane Indians manager in 1993, presented the family of Bryan Stow with $96,000 during the weekend to help with …


MLB notebook: Hudson signs with Giants

Tim Hudson hardly envisioned his career crossing the country once more to bring him back to the Bay Area. Hudson finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco …


Lincecum signs two-year contract with Giants

Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a two-year contract through the 2015 season. The deal is pending a …


Giants’ Affeldt out

San Francisco Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt will be sidelined up to six weeks after he strained his left groin Saturday, feeling and hearing a pop on a pitch against …


Kemp hot in return from D.L.

Matt Kemp has plenty of souvenirs from his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup: three hits and one injured ankle. Kemp homered and doubled in the same inning Sunday …


Lincecum throws first career no-hitter

SAN DIEGO – Tim Lincecum has two Cy Young Awards and two World Series titles, but he has never been better than he was Saturday night. Lincecum threw his first …


Gaudin goes back to the start

Chad Gaudin found himself in an unfamiliar position Sunday afternoon. The San Francisco right-hander took the mound to start a game for the first time in over three years and …


Giants’ Pablo Sandoval plays as he gets into shape

SAN FRANCISCO – Pablo Sandoval is ready to put all the chatter about his weight to rest. Last year’s World Series MVP insists he is doing his best to get …


New-look Lincecum ready for a comeback

SAN FRANCISCO – Sporting short hair and black specs he doesn’t need but chooses to complete his new look, Tim Lincecum hardly resembled the hard-throwing San Francisco pitcher the Bay …


Giants complete World Series sweep of Tigers

DETROIT — Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game …


Giants win, close NLCS gap to 3-2

ST. LOUIS – The San Francisco Giants waited quite a while for this kind of performance from Barry Zito. The soft-tossing lefty was at his best Friday night, pitching San …


Giants sweep at Cincinnati to take division series

CINCINNATI – Not just any comeback would get San Francisco back to playing for a pennant. It would take one of Giant proportions. Buster Posey believed it could happen. Even …


Giants still team to beat in N.L. West

Score the Los Angeles Dodgers with a landslide victory in the battle of the headlines, but the San Francisco Giants are quietly still the team to beat in the National …


Mariners handle Lincecum, beat Giants 7-4

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero and Casper Wells put a damper on Tim Lincecum’s homecoming, powering the kind of start slumping Seattle desperately needed.


Struggling Lincecum hopes to right season at home

SEATTLE – Tim Lincecum walked out of the Giants’ dugout to screams from a mix of autograph seekers and fans wishing the now 28-year-old a happy birthday. Maligned for a …