4/15/2014 | Giants sticking with Crawford batting seventh
The question arises whenever Brandon Crawford thrives offensively: Would the Giants consider elevating him in the batting order? Manager Bruce Bochy's usual answer is the same one he delivered Tuesday -- no.
4/14/2014 | Giants' offense having fun on and off the field
The Giants are demonstrating how teamwork can grow through rivalry. It's friendly rivalry, of course. Three groups of position players and starting pitchers are vying to maintain the team's best offensive execution, based on an unofficial point system that rewards subtleties such as hitting behind a baserunner as well as heroics, such as home runs.
4/13/2014 | Giants win on Crawford's splash homer in 10th
Brandon Crawford delivered the Giants' first walk-off victory of the season, clobbering a 10th-inning leadoff home run Sunday to give San Francisco a 5-4 decision over the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.
4/13/2014 | Robinson Day very special for Giants coach Dunston
With a son having embarked upon a professional baseball career, Giants coach Shawon Dunston has made him aware of Jackie Robinson's enduring impact.
4/13/2014 | Affeldt's return to force tough roster move
The Giants face a challenging roster decision, perhaps as early as Tuesday, when they activate left-hander Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list.
4/13/2014 | Crawford raking early against southpaws
Though the season remains in its infancy, Brandon Crawford has dispelled any notion that left-handed pitching overwhelms him. The Giants shortstop has been especially proficient lately against lefties -- who, according to baseball's time-honored percentages, should give him fits since he bats left-handed.
4/13/2014 | Giants, Dodgers seek starting stability
Those familiar archrivals, the Giants and Dodgers, cross paths with their starting rotations in varying degrees of disarray. Tuesday's series opener at AT&T Park promises to begin in stirring fashion with the annual Jackie Robinson Day tribute. Once the ceremony ends, however, both clubs must resume facing harsh realities.
4/12/2014 | Chatwood has felt at home in San Francisco
Tyler Chatwood is set to make his season debut as the Rockies take on Tim Hudson and the Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park.
4/12/2014 | Cain goes seven strong, but Giants shut out
Buoyed by six scoreless innings from their relief corps, the Rockies handed the Giants a 1-0 loss on Saturday at AT&T Park to even the series.
4/12/2014 | Posey at first with Sanchez behind the plate
Brandon Belt was on the bench to start Saturday's matinee against the Rockies, as Buster Posey made his first start of the year at first base. But the move has just as much to do with manager Bruce Bochy's confidence in backup catcher Hector Sanchez.
4/12/2014 | Morse swinging hot bat, fitting in with Giants
Giants outfielder Michael Morse is quickly becoming a fan favorite at AT&T Park. Between his walk-up songs like the sing-a-long "Take On Me" and Bay Area rap classic "Blow the Whistle," the ballpark is always buzzing whenever Morse steps in the batter's box.
4/12/2014 | Bochy doesn't want Pablo distracted by contract
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been under the microscope this year as he begins the final season of his contract, and he's been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately.
4/12/2014 | Bumgarner's grand night leads Giants to victory
While it wasn't surprising to see Madison Bumgarner go six innings in a winning effort Friday night, he had the ballpark rocking after his fourth-inning grand slam, which propelled the Giants to a 6-5 win over the visiting Rockies.
4/11/2014 | Anderson hoping for better memories vs. Giants
Brett Anderson can laugh about his worst moment in AT&T Park, which is good. Anderson will start for the Rockies on Saturday afternoon, against the Giants and righty Matt Cain, in the middle game of a three-game set.
4/11/2014 | Pagan, Posey get rest in opener vs. Rockies
Even though he has a 10-game hitting streak to start the season, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was absent from Friday night's lineup against the visiting Rockies, as Juan Perez made his first career start as a leadoff hitter instead. Buster Posey also got the night off against Colorado.
4/11/2014 | Perez would embrace chance to pitch for Giants
Giants manager Bruce Bochy used all seven of his relief pitchers Thursday night, leaving him in quite a predicament in the late stages of the game.
4/11/2014 | Sandoval to help choose Honorary Bat Girls
Giants fan favorite Pablo Sandoval has been named to the guest judging panel for the 2014 MLB Honorary Bat Girl program, joining Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, country music star Jason Aldean and MLB Network host Sam Ryan.
4/11/2014 | Giants' late lead doesn't hold up vs. D-backs
Thanks to Tony Campana's 10th-inning RBI single, the D-backs emerged victorious, beating the Giants, 6-5, in 10 innings to wrap up the three-game set.
4/10/2014 | Giants bid final farewell to Candlestick Park
Old and new generations of San Francisco sports greats gathered at AT&T Park on Thursday night, when the Giants honored their former home of Candlestick Park, which shut its doors following the end of the San Francisco 49ers' football season earlier this year.
4/10/2014 | Romo fine after long break despite illness
Giants closer Sergio Romo made just two appearances in the first nine contests of the year and none since April 2. Thursday's contest against the D-backs would mark seven days' rest for Romo, but manager Bruce Bochy said he planned on getting Romo work against Arizona.
4/10/2014 | Belt not surprised by Giants' power display
When thinking about the successful Giants teams of recent years, quality pitching is usually the first thing that comes to mind. But entering play Thursday against the D-backs, National League West-leading San Francisco was tops among all Major League teams with 14 home runs to start the season.
4/10/2014 | Lincecum stung early, often by D-backs
Tim Lincecum's struggles with Paul Goldschmidt continued Wednesday night, as the D-backs slugger collected a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly off the Giants right-hander to lead Arizona to a 7-3 victory.
4/9/2014 | Outfielder Blanco a key cog off bench for Giants
Gregor Blanco started one of the Giants' first nine games. Yet he has remained integral to the team's daily strategy.
4/9/2014 | 'Stick tribute to include former manager Craig
It could be suggested that Roger Craig, who'll appear at Thursday's "Farewell to the 'Stick" ceremony before the Giants-D-backs game at AT&T Park, was the most important manager in San Francisco history.
4/9/2014 | Bochy: Contract not a distraction to Sandoval
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he has talked to Pablo Sandoval to make sure the third baseman's contract situation isn't burdening him mentally.
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