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Sacramento Bee 14 hours ago
Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates
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Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes. Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, right, is congratulated by Brent Morel after McCutchen scored against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in San...
Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago

Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

Vance Worley tossed a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Madison Bumgarner early in a 5-0 win over the struggling San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) swings for an RBI...
Sacramento Bee 15 hours ago

Recap: San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh

Vance Worley tossed the first shutout of his career as the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series.
San Jose Mercury News 15 hours ago

Giants blanked by Pirates for fifth consecutive loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates rocked Madison Bumgarner for four runs in the first inning, and Vance Worley shut down the San Francisco Giants, who suffered their fifth loss in a row.
The Giants don't seem interested in Aaron Hill

The Giants don't seem interested in Aaron Hill

Let's explore what that might or might not mean. Aaron Hill ... is one of the most confusing players in baseball over the last decade. He's either great or awful, and never the twain shall meet. He is forever a home run or a strikeout, never a well-timed grounder to the right side with a runner on second in the middle of a very disappointing campaign, hitting .255/.290/.388, with eight home runs and declining defensive numbers striking out more, walking less, and hitting fewer extra-base hits owed $24 million over the next two years These are all red flags piled upon red flags. Except...
New York Daily News 17 hours ago

Myers: Giants' Eli Manning hopes to be like retiring Yankees captain Derek Jeter

Eli may be the Mann for the Giants, but like a million others, he wants to be Just Like Jeter. Manning was Derek Jeter’s guest in the Yankee shortstop’s private box at Yankee Stadium nearly three months ago, and the Giants’ quarterback saw so much to admire in the retiring icon.

Hall of Fame eligibility changes will hurt Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds needed all the help he could get for a Cooperstown induction, but his tires were slashed instead. On Saturday, the Baseball Writers Association of America slapped Barry Bonds with a dead fish again. Players used to get 15 years before they fell off the Hall of Fame ballot. Now they get 10, and the players currently on the ballot don't get grandfathered in. From the Associated Press: The Hall of Fame's board cut a player's eligibility from 15 years to 10, which gives McGwire a maximum of two more appearances on the writers' ballot. Bonds, Clemens and Sosa, shunned so far along...

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San Jose Mercury News Jul 28, 2014

Kawakami: Giants' problems too big to be solved by Peavy

The San Francisco Giants needed Jake Peavy to be perfect on Sunday, because the Giants themselves are so, so far from that these days, as evidenced during the Los Angeles Dodgers' three-game sweep.
Sacramento Bee Jul 27, 2014
First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

First-place Dodgers complete sweep of Giants

Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig waits to bat during a delay for a...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 27, 2014

Dodgers beat Peavy, Giants to complete sweep

Sloppy defense costs the San Francisco Giants and new starter Jake Peavy as the Los Angeles Dodgers complete a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory.

Dodgers ruin Jake Peavy’s debut, complete sweep of SF Giants

By Henry Schulman The rivalry is done until Sept. 12, a blessing for the Giants, who owned the Dodgers in their first three series but in turned were owned at AT&T Park over the weekend. In manager Bruce Bochy’s words, “They’ve had their way with us here,” and that was before the Dodgers completed the three-game sweep by beating Jake Peavy and the Giants 4-3 Sunday night. The Giants at least competed after being outscored 13-1 in the first two games, but the Dodgers played a cleaner game and left town with a half-game lead in the National League West. Clearly, when the teams meet...

Dodgers make trade deadline seem less relevant

SAN FRANCISCO -- The National League West might still be decided based on what the respective general managers of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are able to pull off before Thursday's trade deadline. And then again it might not. The Giants have made the only two moves so far, with general manager Brian Sabean scooping up Jake Peavy for a couple of pitching prospects from the Boston Red Sox, and Dan Uggla from the Atlanta Braves' discard pile.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 27, 2014

San Francisco Giants-Pittsburgh Pirates pitching matchups

GIANTS VS. PITTSBURGHMonday: Giants' Madison Bumgarner (12-7, 3.19) vs. Pirates' Vance Worley (3-1, 3.

Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 4, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO – The Los Angeles Dodgers did what they set out to do. They proved they can beat the San Francisco Giants head to head and they reclaimed first place. Not a bad weekend by the Bay, a three-game sweep at AT&T Park that ended with Sunday night’s tense 4-3 win. The Dodgers now lead the NL West by a game-and-a-half, a crucial cushion with the team still in the midst of its most challenging stretch of schedule this season.
PREGAME NOTES: Updates on Belt, Sanchez and Pagan; Bochy says Peavy is another Full Throttle

PREGAME NOTES: Updates on Belt, Sanchez and Pagan; Bochy says Peavy is another Full Throttle

It’s just about 4 p.m. out here, which means Brandon Belt and Hector Sanchez are getting checked by a specialist at the moment. Manager Bruce Bochy said neither player has been cleared for baseball work yet. “My guess is it’s… Continue Reading →The post PREGAME NOTES: Updates on Belt, Sanchez and Pagan; Bochy says Peavy is another Full Throttle appeared first on Giants Extra.

Sunday’s Giants, Dodgers lineups: Blanco goes back to the top

Gregor Blanco’s last 12 games: .309 batting average, a hit against Clayton Kershaw. Plus the Giants have two runs in the past three games. Add it up and you have Blanco back atop the lineup. Blanco CF Pence RF Posey… Continue Reading →The post Sunday’s Giants, Dodgers lineups: Blanco goes back to the top appeared first on Giants Extra.

Change atop lineup, behind Jake Peavy, as SF Giants try to avert sweep

Gregor Blanco has been swinging better lately, with two hits in three of his past seven starts and one of two Giants hits against Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. So Blanco is batting leadoff ahead of Hunter Pence, even against a lefty-hander in Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Giants, with Jake Peavy making his debut, will try to avert their first three-game sweep by the Dodgers at AT&T Park since July 27-29, 2012. The Giants did win the West and the World Series that year, but that was before the Dodgers were sold and built the current team. Ryu is 3-1 with a 2.36 ERA in four career starts at AT&T. This will...
Sacramento Bee Jul 27, 2014

Los Angeles Dodgers (58-47) at San Francisco Giants (57-47), 8:07 p.m. (ET)

San Francisco acquired veteran right-hander Jake Peavy on Saturday with one purpose in mind. Beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. He'll get a chance to continue a career's worth of dominance against them on Sunday in his San Francisco debut, as Giants try to avoid a three-game sweep at AT&T Park.
Sacramento Bee Jul 27, 2014

Kershaw, Dodgers blank Giants, 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO-Even a team's best is usually not enough against Clayton Kershaw. The San Francisco Giants on Saturday were far from it, playing sloppy defense and making too many mistakes on the mound. Kershaw was his usual dominating self, shutting out the Giants 5-0 to vault the Dodgers a half-game ahead of the Giants in the National League West.

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