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7/30/2014 | Pirates' mistake leads to wild double play

The Giants turned the double play they needed to escape a sixth-inning jam Wednesday. But it wasn't the sort of sequence they simulate during infield practice. Double rundowns involving the pitcher and questionable Pirates baserunning created a 1-6-1-5 twin killing at AT&T Park.

7/30/2014 | Giants take advantage to come back vs. Pirates

After a dormant Giants offense scored just six runs in its last six games -- each a loss -- the Giants' bats woke up and the team avoided what would've been its first winless six-game homestand at AT&T Park with a 7-5 comeback victory against the Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.

7/30/2014 | Belt, Pagan ramp up injury-recovery activity

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt continued to increase his baseball-related activities Wednesday, creating the possibility that he could play during the team's four-game series beginning Friday against the Mets. Angel Pagan tested his stiff back successfully Tuesday by engaging in his usual pregame routine.

7/30/2014 | Giants laud rookie Susac's catching skills

Statistically, the first time reaching base safely in the Majors was the highlight of Andrew Susac's first big league start Tuesday, but it was his work behind the plate with batterymate Tim Hudson that stood out most to his teammates.

7/30/2014 | Ishikawa feels at home with Giants

The saying is attributed to Willie McCovey, who needs no introduction: "Once you're a Giant, you're always a Giant." Travis Ishikawa is the latest to demonstrate the truth of this remark.

7/30/2014 | Mets turn to reliable lefty Niese after off-day

Jon Niese takes the mound for New York in the opener of a four-game home series Friday against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants.

7/30/2014 | Giants frustrated by Pirates in sixth straight loss

The Giants matched a season high they would have preferred to avoid Tuesday night by losing their sixth game in a row, a 3-1 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

7/29/2014 | Morse's homer confirmed after video review

A crew chief review confirmed a Michael Morse home run in the second inning of Tuesday night's game between the Pirates and Giants.

7/29/2014 | Morton, Pirates shoot for sweep of Giants

Charlie Morton will look to continue his streak of pitching at least six innings and give his Pirates a sweep of the Giants on Wednesday when he faces San Francisco's Tim Lincecum.

7/29/2014 | Cain to see Andrews about right elbow

The Giants' concern about Matt Cain's health became evident Tuesday as the club acknowledged that the three-time All-Star will visit noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday to obtain a second opinion on the condition of the right-hander's throwing arm.

7/29/2014 | Ishikawa returns to Giants; Perez also recalled

Travis Ishikawa, a member of the Giants' 2010 World Series-winning club, has returned to boost the team's current postseason bid. San Francisco purchased Ishikawa's contract Tuesday from Triple-A Fresno and recalled outfielder Juan Perez to bolster the roster's depth. Dropped in the corresponding moves were infielder Tony Abreu, who was designated for assignment, and first baseman Adam Duvall, who was optioned to Fresno.

7/29/2014 | Giants' home woes continue in loss to Pirates

The Pirates squashed most of Monday's intrigue with a four-run first inning off Madison Bumgarner as the Giants were handed their fifth consecutive loss, a 5-0 defeat.

7/29/2014 | Liriano looking to go deep in start vs. Giants

Pirates starter Francisco Liriano is aiming to build off his best start of the season and keep the Pirates' momentum going against the Giants on Tuesday. Liriano will face Giants starter Tim Hudson, who is also riding a recent hot streak.

7/28/2014 | Belt feeling good, cleared to start exercising

Manager Bruce Bochy said Brandon Belt is feeling better and is expected to resume exercising Tuesday. Bochy said the first baseman, who passed a concussion test Monday, should resume baseball activities soon after and possibly return early in the team's upcoming 10-game road trip.

7/28/2014 | Giants should be active before, after Trade Deadline

Even after completing two deals to bolster the Giants' roster, general manager Brian Sabean remains open for business as Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.

7/27/2014 | Sarah's Take: Peavy should give ailing Giants boost

Injuries are a part of baseball, but it seems that the Giants have had more than their share. They should be applauded for how they have handled them. Acquiring Jake Peavy should strengthen the starting rotation. This will make the race in the NL West more interesting.

7/27/2014 | Postseason hopefuls Giants, Pirates clash in opener

The Giants take on the visiting Pirates in the series opener on Monday, with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner taking on Pittsburgh's Vance Worley.

7/27/2014 | Peavy stung by Dodgers' eventful fifth inning

Jake Peavy was saddled with the loss in his Giant debut on Sunday night, thanks in large part to two Dan Uggla errors and a bizarre series of plays in the fifth inning that helped the Dodgers complete their three-game weekend sweep of the Giants, 4-3.

7/27/2014 | Crick remains atop Giants' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

7/27/2014 | Pagan could start rehab assignment soon

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Angel Pagan's condition has improved and he's close to beginning a rehab assignment.

7/27/2014 | Ryu looks to spoil Peavy's Giants debut

Giants-Dodgers, prime time, a battle for first place -- Sunday night's series finale is poised to be a heavyweight fight, a playoff-like duel between two bitter rivals gearing up for the late-season stretch.

7/27/2014 | Vogelsong, Giants overmatched by Kershaw

Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants were no match for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who twirled a two-hit shutout to leapfrog the Giants in the National League West standings on Saturday night.

7/26/2014 | No. 3 prospect Susac called as Sanchez hits DL

Catcher Andrew Susac, ranked by as the Giants' No. 3 prospect, was called up Saturday to fill in for Hector Sanchez, who was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

7/26/2014 | Cain's lingering pain casts uncertainty on return

Part of the reason the Giants were eager to complete Saturday's trade for Jake Peavy was the news that the elbow inflammation that landed Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week hasn't improved, and when he'll return -- if he returns -- is up in the air.

7/26/2014 | Giants send down Kontos to clear spot for Peavy

George Kontos was sent back to Triple-A Fresno after Saturday night's game as the Giants made room for newly acquired right-hander Jake Peavy's debut on Sunday.

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