4:38 AM EDT, Sun August 28, 2016

Giants’ Bochy seeks runs, meets with hitters

Manager Bruce Bochy met with some of his key hitters before Saturday’s game, including Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt and Joe Panik. After Friday night’s interleague loss to the Orioles in which the Giants got five hits, Bochy said, “It’s going to take all of them to start clicking here, keep the line moving and get these runners in.” The Giants have scored the majors’ fewest runs in August, 34. Since the All-Star break, the Giants have stranded a league-high 200 runners. Giants lineup: CF Span, LF Pagan, 1B Belt, C Posey, SS Crawford, RF Pence, 3B Nunez, 2B...

Another test for Giants against a top-flight starter

Another test for Giants against a top-flight starter WASHINGTON — Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ top starter, has a career record of 26-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 38 starts his home ballpark. Tough matchup for the Giants on Monday night? The Giants have a knack for getting to the game’s best starters, then looking hopeless against guys nobody has heard of. “That’s something we need to change,” Brandon Belt said after he had a big hand in beating Washington All-Star Stephen Strasburg on Saturday. Two of Strasburg’s past four losses, going back to last season, have come came against...

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