2:27 AM EDT, Wed September 02, 2015
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

Giants lose 2-1 to Dodgers

Zack Greinke wins battle of aces with Madison Bumgarner; Joc Pederson's home run in the seventh is the difference as Giants fall to 5½ games back in the N.L. West
San Francisco Chronicle 1 hour ago

Giants lose second straight to Dodgers

The margin of error was just as narrow as everyone expected, thinner than a sewing needle. One swing, one misfired pitch, could decide it all. Such was the case on a very damaging Tuesday night for the Giants, a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers and a sense that things are getting a bit desperate for the defending...
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

Monday night marathon ends in 14th with a Giants loss

The Giants and Dodgers had reached the depths of their roster options and were turning to desperate measures. “Man, those guys don’t go away,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of the Giants. A wild-card slot seemed to be creeping back into play, as well, as the Cubs lost to Cincinnati —...
Orange County Register 1 hour ago

Dodgers' Mattingly, Giants' Bochy let pitchers Greinke, Bumgarner bat eighth

LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke vs. Madison Bumgarner was more than a great pitching matchup Tuesday night – it was a Silver Slugger showdown. Greinke won the award given to the best offensive performer at each position as the best-hitting pitcher in...
Final: Zack Greinke wins duel with Madison Bumgarner, Dodgers go for sweep

Final: Zack Greinke wins duel with Madison Bumgarner, Dodgers go for sweep

LOS ANGELES – It might not be possible to land a knockout blow in the first week of September. But the Dodgers have the San Francisco Giants set up for one. Zack Greinke outdueled Madison Bumgarner Tuesday night, allowing just two hits over the...
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

Asked and answered: Giants notes on Brandon Crawford's latest injury, plus Maxwell reacts to DFA and a slew of other notes

LOS ANGELES – Brandon Crawford is out of the lineup for one of the most important games of the season, Alejandro De Aza is starting in his Giants debut and Madison Bumgarner is hitting eighth at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers right-hander… Continue Reading → The post Asked and answered: Giants notes on...

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Greinke outshines Bumgarner as Giants fall 5 1/2 out in NL West

LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke is channeling Greg Maddux in his prime. Even Madison Bumgarner couldn’t bull-snort his way through the séance Tuesday night. And the Giants gave off a desperate air in the late innings of a 2-1 loss… Continue Reading → The post Greinke outshines Bumgarner as Giants fall 5 1/2 out in NL West appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Giants beat: Crawford aching, Maxwell designated for assignment

LOS ANGELES — Stability is a vital asset to any team’s pennant contention, and the Giants are running short at the worst time. Tuesday night found them missing shortstop Brandon Crawford, again, and delivering some bad news to outfielder Justin Maxwell. On the first day of roster expansion, the Giants purchased the contract of infielder Nick Noonan, the onetime Giants prospect who had been playing for Triple-A Sacramento after being released by the Yankees. Manager Bruce Bochy said they had no choice but to designate Maxwell for assignment. “It’s...
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Giants’ moves: Maxwell’s gone

Los Angeles As he gathered his belongs and prepared to leave the Giants’ clubhouse, Justin Maxwell turned down an interview request. He had nothing to say, at least for the public, and you can’t blame him. On a day of transition, Maxwell lost his job as the roster expanded. Before going on, the complete list: Tim Hudson and Angel Pagan: off the disabled list and activated. Hector Sanchez and right-handed pitcher Cody Hall: recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

Royals’ Kelvin Herrera, Alex Rios felled by chicken pox

Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chicken pox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed. The Royals have reached out to players, coaches and their families to determine whether anyone else has had chicken pox or may be at risk. The Royals activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes. According to a story on FoxNews.com, Manfred said his team researched the matter and found no reason to reverse rulings by his predecessors that...

Giants DFA Justin Maxwell, add six to expanded roster

LOS ANGELES – It’s hard to lose your roster spot on the day rosters expand to 40 players. But the Giants decided that Justin Maxwell didn’t fit with them anymore. They designated Maxwell for assignment and that was a bigger… Continue Reading → The post Giants DFA Justin Maxwell, add six to expanded roster appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago

Being Buster Posey — Giants’ catcher hears it from all sides

In an essay in Sunday’s New York Times, a distinguished news reporter chronicled his five-city, eight-game, eight-day venture with his two sons and called out Buster Posey for not signing an autograph for his 12-year-old, concluding the moment provided a “life lesson” for how “heroes can disappoint us.” The wide-eyed youth getting a rare glimpse of his favorite player, and an autograph is the bonus. On the other hand: a parent providing false hope to his kid, shoving him to the front of the scrum, trying to get the athlete’s attention and ripping him if/when he doesn’t...

Extra Baggs: Bobby Evans calls Alejandro De Aza an important addition, and a 14-inning loss underscored the Giants' need

LOS ANGELES – At 14 innings, it was the longest Giants-Dodgers game in more than two decades. It literally stretched across two months, from Monday night into Tuesday morning, ending 40 minutes after midnight on Sept. 1. Both teams used… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: Bobby Evans calls Alejandro De Aza an important addition, and a 14-inning loss underscored the Giants' need appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants lose in 15th inning at Dodger Stadium, fall 4 1/2 out in NL West

Running and bleary eyed running game story. See how many errors you can spot! LOS ANGELES – There is a finer point to that rule about rosters expanding on Sept. 1. The reinforcements aren’t allowed help you when you begin… Continue Reading → The post Giants lose in 15th inning at Dodger Stadium, fall 4 1/2 out in NL West appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 23 hours ago

Giants, Dodgers tied after 12 innings

v The Giants-Dodgers game in Los Angeles was tied 4-4 after 12 innings.
San Jose Mercury News Sep 1, 2015

Giants acquire outfielder De Aza from Red Sox

Alejandro De Aza was batting .292 in 60 games with Red Sox; Giants deal for him just ahead of the deadline for postseason eligibility

Giants acquire outfielder Alejandro De Aza from Red Sox to bolster bench

LOS ANGELES – The Giants reportedly snuck in a deal at the last moment before the postseason eligibility deadline, acquiring Boston Red Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza. De Aza, 31, was batting .292 with a .347 on-base percentage and .484… Continue Reading → The post Giants acquire outfielder Alejandro De Aza from Red Sox to bolster bench appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: The latest on the trade market, Crawford returns, Pence/Panik updates, Hudson groomed to start again, etc.

LOS ANGELES – There’s an empty bottle of Dom Perignon in the visiting traveling secretary’s office at Dodger Stadium. I’m told that was Miguel Montero’s share after catching Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter Sunday night. Nothing like a rivalry game and the… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: The latest on the trade market, Crawford returns, Pence/Panik updates, Hudson groomed to start again, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants pregame: Crawford’s back, others in waiting

There was a bit of good news before tonight’s Giants-Dodgers game when shorstop Brandon Crawford, able to swing the bat without discomfort, returned to the starting lineup. Joe Panik, schedule to play a rehab game for Sacramento tomorrow night, will stay with the club through the Dodger series and won’t get into a game until Thursday. “He hasn’t had a setback, he just feels he needs another day or two with us, doing baseball activities,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Panik was out on the field at Dodger Stadium, getting his arm loose, “and that’s great to see,” said general...

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