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POSTGAME NOTES: Sanchez was “the man” for Giants, and he took the best kind of beating

POSTGAME NOTES: Sanchez was “the man” for Giants, and he took the best kind of beating

It was straight out of a commercial. As Hector Sanchez headed for the clubhouse shower, drenched and beaten, Aloe Blacc’s now-famous song played over the clubhouse speakers. Well you can tell everybody Yeah you can tell everybody Go ahead and… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
Wasted opportunities come back to haunt Dodgers

Wasted opportunities come back to haunt Dodgers

A blown save by Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. A weak groundout by Andre Ethier in the 12th with the potential go-ahead run at third base. A costly wild pitch from Brandon League not long after that. San Francisco Giants' Hector Sanchez singles in the game-winning run during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 3-2. Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner drives in a run with a single against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the...
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago
Angels' bullpen blows another lead in loss to A's

Angels' bullpen blows another lead in loss to A's

After the bullpen blew a lead in spectacular fashion for the second straight night, not even Mike Trout's late homer could rescue the Los Angeles Angels from another disheartening loss. Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes misses a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun celebrates after scoring on a double by Mike Trout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Oakland...
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago
Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

Sanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12

Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum follows through on a delivery to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in San Francisco. Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Perez reacts as San Francisco Giants' Brandon Hicks hits into a double play to end the eighth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in San...

Doolittle takes blame for ninth inning, but isn’t bummed

Sean Doolittle has never had great success in closing games, although the sample size (11 games) is so small as to be irrelevant. He had a chance to lock down his fifth career Tuesday night when he was handed a… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 2 hours ago

Recap: San Francisco vs. Los Angeles

Hector Sanchez's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series.
Giants hand Dodgers a late-night loss, 3-2 in 12th

Giants hand Dodgers a late-night loss, 3-2 in 12th

SAN FRANCISCO – The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants celebrated Jackie Robinson Day – then kept playing into the next day. The National League's oldest rivals traded leads and letdowns for 12 innings with the Giants going 0 for 5 with the bases...
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

Hector Sanchez drives in Brandon Crawford to help San Francisco beat Los Angeles 3-2 after Tim Lincecum showed a return to form in the early innings
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Giants beat Dodgers in 12 innings

The Giants were out of reserve infielders, outfielders and catchers and down to their final reliever. But they still had Hector Sanchez. In a game that started on Jackie Robinson Day and ended at 14 minutes past midnight, Sanchez hit a two-out single off Brandon League in the 12th inning to beat the Dodgers 3-2 before a lively crowd at ChinaBasin. The Giants generally were awful in all their important at-bats, going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position before Sanchez’s at-bat and 0-for-5 with the bases loaded. The final rally began on Brandon Crawford’s one-out single. He took second...
Sacramento Bee 3 hours ago
Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to first base after hitting an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Anaheim,...
Sacramento Bee 3 hours ago

Recap: LA Angels vs. Oakland

Mike Trout's two-run homer in the ninth only delayed the Athletics' celebration, as Josh Donaldson's RBI double in the 11th inning sent Oakland past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 10-9, on Tuesday.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

First-place A’s stage another late comeback to beat Angels

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium What a wild, wild night at Angel Stadium, back and forth, ragged pitching, baffling baserunning – and lots of clutch hitting from both teams. The A’s got the edge in that last and most important category, when Jed Lowrie led off the 11th inning with a base hit and Josh Donaldson doubled him home to give Oakland a strenuous 10-9 victory over the Angels. The A’s are 10-4 and remain in first place in the AL West, with the best record in the American League. Jim Johnson, removed from the closer role last week, worked the final two...
Oakland Tribune 5 hours ago

Local digest: Saint Mary's men's golf leads at WCC tournament

Two-time defending champion Gaels move into first place behind Alex Bungert's big round; Cal softball beats Santa Clara in tuneup for top-rankled Oregon

Basketball: Getting to know Cuonzo Martin

Who is Cuonzo Martin? Here’s a primer on Cal’s new basketball coach. What’s in a name? Martin’s first name is pronounced KAHN-zoe. He said he was named after the Italian doctor who delivered his father. He later met several others with his first name while playing professionally in Italy. Will Travis DeCuire have a place [...]

Who knows what the 49ers will get out of wide receiver Brandon Lloyd

So what will Brandon Lloyd bring with his second stint in San Francisco? Lloyd has the potential to be a productive contributor, even a lethal option in a three-receiver set. He also might not make the team. Lloyd was out of football last year to reportedly devote more time to his film and rap careers. Before he left, Lloyd caught 74 of Tom Brady’s passes in New England. The 49ers would like to see Lloyd turn back to his 2010 season in Denver when he caught 77 passes for 1,448 yards, 11 touchdowns while maintaining a 18.8 yards average per catch. The 49ers are looking for chunk yards and...

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