Fungo golf for Giants pitchers; fans for MLB spring games
Right-hander Kevin Gausman’s impressive day at spring training had nothing to do with any of the usual statistics, like strikeouts or innings pitched. Nope. He dominated Fungo golf. Batting practice for San Francisco’s pitchers took on a non-traditional look Thursday at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona. “We played a little game of Fungo golf with the […]
Versatile INF La Stella, Giants reach $18.75M, 3-year deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Versatile infielder Tommy La Stella completed an $18.75 million, three-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, giving the club a reliable left-handed hitter with a track record of getting on base. The 32-year-old La Stella was a key contributor down the stretch for the Athletics across the bay in […]
Stroman, Gausman take $18.9M; Springer, LeMahieu reject
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco starter Kevin Gausman accepted $18.9 million qualifying offers Wednesday, receiving one-year deals to stay with their teams rather than test what they could get in free agency. Four players declined qualifying offers at the 5 p.m. EST deadline: right-hander Trevor Bauer from Cincinnati, outfielder […]
Gifting big league foul balls sweet way to connect with fans
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It began when lifelong baseball fan Kimberlee MacVicar intimated that in her 52 years, she had never corralled a foul ball. “I’ve waited half a century, so I’m not in a rush,” she texted me on July 24 — opening night in Oakland. With nobody else to scavenge for baseballs during […]
Giants lose to Padres, miss playoffs on season’s final day
San Francisco had its postseason hopes dashed on the final day of the regular season, losing 5-4 to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs.
Giants power past Padres for key win in doubleheader Game 1
San Diego pitcher Chris Paddack expected the San Francisco Giants to swing for the fences with their playoff hopes at stake.
Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4 on Thursday. Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by getting Austin Slater to ground into a game-ending […]
Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt added three hits […]
Dickerson’s pinch-hit homer helps keep Giants in playoff mix
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh, Austin Slater also connected, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night to stay right in the playoff race. Dickerson hit his first pinch-hit homer since exactly four years earlier on Sept. 22, 2016, with San […]