12:21 AM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle

Giants lose ninth-inning lead, fall to Braves, lose Pence to leg injury

Giants lose ninth-inning lead, fall to Braves, lose Pence to leg injury Law was starting his second inning and threw just one pitch, which Freeman skied into the right-field seats to end a game the Giants had led 4-1 in the sixth inning and 4-3 in the ninth. Pence missed six starts with a right-hamstring strain from May 21-26, although the injury was mild enough for Pence to hit a pinch double to win a May 23 game against the Padres. The reinjury looked far worse and cast an understandable gloom over a mostly impressive first big-league start for Albert Suarez, who stood to win when...

San Jose Mercury News

Pence injury, Braves rally stings Giants

Pence crumpled to the ground shortly after starting out of the box on a ground ball and clutched his right hamstring in the fourth inning, then Santiago Casilla blew a save in the ninth of an eventual 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves.

San Francisco Chronicle

On Peavy’s big night, a Giants reliever enjoyed his own slice of redemption

On Peavy’s big night, a Giants reliever enjoyed his own slice of redemption ATLANTA - To those unaware of the history, it looked like a nondescript scoreless inning on a night that otherwise belonged to Jake Peavy. In 2012 he established himself as a big-league reliever with a 1.80 ERA in 32 games. Recalling that terrible day in Lakeland, Gearrin said, That was the last time I pitched in a Braves uniform. The longer Sergio Romo remains out with an elbow injury, the more opportunity Gearrin will get, and he could become a setup mainstay next year and beyond. Manager Bruce Bochy...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants’ Duffy gets wrist X-rays amid loss to lowly Braves

In his shortest start with the Giants, Samardzija surrrendered five runs (four) earned in five innings in the Giants' third loss in 18 games. After five fantastic starts in May that yielded a combined six earned runs, the Shark surrendered three runs on one second-inning wing from rookie Mallex Smith, a bases-clearing triple. Brown also caught Samardzija's other five-run start, a sign perhaps that the young catcher was not in tune with his pitcher's unique mechanics. A Giants lineup that scored 16 runs over the final two games at Coors Field mustered a run and three hits in six-plus...