Brett Pill

Brett Pill of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Orlando Cabrera and Mark DeRosa after homering in his first start in the major leagues. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Pill Homers In 1st Big League At Bat, Giants Win

Brett Pill hit a two-run homer in his first big league at-bat, Eric Surkamp earned his first major league win and the San Francisco Giants had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Tuesday night.


Miguel Tejada and Aaron Rowand were designated for assignment by the Giants. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tejada, Rowand Designated For Assignment By Giants

Outfielder Aaron Rowand and infielder Miguel Tejada were designated for assignment Wednesday by the San Francisco Giants, a major shake-up for the stumbling defending World Series champions.