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4/23/2014 | Grand slam gives slugging Giants 11-inning win

The Giants finally showed some offensive life Wednesday. They hit six home runs, two each by Michael Morse and Hector Sanchez, whose 11th-inning grand slam gave San Francisco a 12-10 victory over the Rockies.

4/23/2014 | Bochy gets tossed for arguing strike-three call

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the fourth inning Wednesday by home-plate umpire Chris Conroy.

4/23/2014 | Belt bats third as Posey, Pagan get rest

Seeking to spark the slumping Giants, manager Bruce Bochy wrote out a lineup Wednesday that had first baseman Brandon Belt batting third for the third time this season and catcher Buster Posey and center fielder Angel Pagan on the bench.

4/23/2014 | Pagan to get off-day treatment on sore knee

Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, who was not in the lineup Wednesday, did not break well on several balls that became bloop hits Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan will take treatment on his right knee Thursday in San Francisco, when the Giants are off, and could have some diagnostic tests.

4/23/2014 | Pence doesn't pay attention to numbers

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence entered Wednesday's game with a .213 average (17-for-80), having hiked his average from .181 by going 2-for-4 in each of the first two games of the series, including a double Monday and a home run Tuesday.

4/22/2014 | Bumgarner's complete effort goes unrewarded

In a pitchers' duel that featured all the runs courtesy of home runs, the Giants fell, 2-1, losing their second straight game in Colorado as the Rockies clinched the three-game series. Madison Bumgarner pitched about as well as one can and still lose. He threw an eight-inning gem, yielding two runs in a hitter's paradise.

4/22/2014 | Giants leading way in Earth-friendly efforts

As baseball celebrates Earth Day in 15 Major League parks, the Giants take pride in their role as an environmental model.

4/22/2014 | Perez kept ready with playing time at Triple-A

When Juan Perez was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on April 16 after making the Opening Day lineup, manager Bruce Bochy told him to be ready. In the interim, the outfielder made five starts with Fresno, hitting .421 with two doubles, three RBIs and a stolen base.

4/22/2014 | Quad strain sends Huff to DL; Perez recalled

Lefty reliever David Huff's strong season was put on hold when the Giants placed him on the disabled list Tuesday with a left quad strain. Outfielder Juan Perez was activated and is with the team in Colorado.

4/21/2014 | Vogelsong stung by long ball in short outing

Colorado got all the damage it needed in the first inning, sending nine men to the plate and scoring four runs on four hits and two walks against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong in a lopsided 8-2 loss to open a three-game series at Coors Field.

4/21/2014 | Huff exits with quad strain after first career hit

David Huff's untimely exit Monday in Colorado meant the Giants were forced to use three pitchers in the first three innings of the series opener.

4/21/2014 | Pence likely to get day off despite lengthy streak

Hunter Pence remains the last man standing from the Giants' Opening Day lineup -- the only player to start each of the Giants' first 20 games this season.

4/21/2014 | Sandoval batting fifth in lineup after breather

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval came into Colorado after a day of rest and was ready to take a rejuvenated approach in a new spot in the lineup Monday night.

4/20/2014 | Giants win challenge to erase run, end inning

The Giants successfully challenged a third-inning umpire's call in Sunday's series finale against San Diego, which denied the Padres a run and halted a rally.

4/20/2014 | Early runs hold up behind Lincecum to top Padres

Temporarily emerging from their team-wide slump, the Giants scored twice in each of the first two innings Sunday and hung on for a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

4/20/2014 | Vogelsong brings success vs. Rockies into start

The Colorado Rockies could be the ideal opponent for Ryan Vogelsong as he tries to sustain the momentum he established in his last start.

4/20/2014 | Bochy impressed by strength of NL West

Manager Bruce Bochy declared before the season began that the Giants' National League West rivals had improved themselves. Playing each team in the division thus far has strengthened Bochy's conviction.

4/20/2014 | Hudson reflects on mechanics' role in walks record

Tim Hudson didn't entirely attribute his record-setting control to refined pitching mechanics, but he acknowledged that certain aspects of his motion may have helped him avoid walking batters.

4/19/2014 | Offensive woes spoil Hudson's strong outing

The Giants proved incapable of sustaining offense as they lost their third consecutive game by a 3-1 score to the Padres on Saturday.

4/19/2014 | Padres turn to Erlin looking for sweep of Giants

Padres lefty Robbie Erlin and Giants righty Tim Lincecum meet on Sunday as San Diego tries to secure the sweep while San Francisco looks to salvage a game from the National League West set.

4/19/2014 | Ex-Giant Roberts grateful to Bochy

Former San Francisco outfielder Dave Roberts, who is the Padres' bench coach, partly attributed his progress as a coach to Giants manager Bruce Bochy's influence.

4/19/2014 | Sandoval penciled in fifth to ease pressure

Attempting to stimulate the Giants' stagnant offense, manager Bruce Bochy dropped third baseman Pablo Sandoval from third to fifth in the batting order Saturday.

4/18/2014 | Posey, Morse get a rest

Buster Posey and Michael Morse, two of the Giants' most prominent offensive threats, received rests Friday night and were not in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres.

4/18/2014 | Sandoval drops a spot in the lineup

Dropping third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the batting order proved to be easier said than done for manager Bruce Bochy, whose struggling third baseman descended all the way from third in the order to fourth for Friday night's series opener against the Padres.

4/18/2014 | Adrianza gets start at second

Ehire Adrianza, who went 3-for-3 off the bench Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, started only his fourth game of the year, all at second base, in the Giants' series opener Friday night at San Diego.

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