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PHILADELPHIA - JULY 24: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts a double-play in the first inning as Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants slides into second base during a game at Citizens Bank Park on July 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 2-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Giants Lose To Phillies, 2-1

Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

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Barry Bond Attends San Francisco Giants Camp as a Spring Training Instructor

5 Gift Ideas For Barry Bonds On His 50th Birthday

Barry Lamar Bonds was born 50 years ago, and has since crushed more homers than anyone ever to put on a pair of spikes. The San Francisco Giants legend has achieved just about everything a pro can hope for in baseball, including surpassing the bar set by his all-star dad. But what’s missing from a trophy case of a 22 year career that includes 8 Gold Gloves, 12 Silver Slugger selections, and 7 Most Valuable Player Trophies? Here are our picks for gifts that would be appreciated by the birthday boy:

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OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Hold Off Late Charge By Astros, Cespedes Homers Twice

Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.

07/23/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 23: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants makes a diving stop but was unable to throw out center fielder Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the first inning on July 23, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Pence Double In 9th Inning Lifts Giants Over Phillies

Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

07/23/2014

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros slides into home plate to score a run past Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on July 22, 2014 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall To Astros In 12 Innings

L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

07/22/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a double in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 22, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Giants Hang On, Defeat Phillies In 14 Inning Marathon

Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS)

Phil Matier: A’s Agree To 10-Year-Lease Extension To Keep Playing In Oakland

The A’s have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to keep them playing ball in Oakland, but it really only requires them to play at the Coliseum for two.

07/22/2014

Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants singles in a run in the second inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 21, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Duvall, Kontos Help Giants Defeat Phillies

Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night.

07/21/2014

Dan Uggla #26 of the Atlanta Braves throws out a runner from his knees during the 6th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field on April 27, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giants Sign Veteran Infielder Dan Uggla To Minor-League Contract

The San Francisco Giants have signed veteran second baseman Dan Uggla Monday to a minor-league contract, according to published reports.

07/21/2014

Photo Credit: THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images

Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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