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John Baker #12 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch during the 16th inning against the Colorado Rockies on July 30, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Baker, who is normally a catcher, was brought in after the Cubs ran out of pitchers. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 4-3 in 16 innings. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Catcher John Baker From Alameda Pitches Scoreless 16th Inning For Cubs, Then Scores Winning Run

John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night.

07/30/2014

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

Hector Sanchez #29 of the San Francisco Giants (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Recall Hector Sanchez, Part Ways With Quiroz

The San Francisco Giants have recalled catcher Hector Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno and designated Guillermo Quiroz for assignment to clear space on the roster.

08/08/2013

John Jaso #5 of the Oakland Athletics. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Catcher Gets Gift From Felix Hernandez, Breaks Up His No-Hitter

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. His catcher for the game was John Jaso. Now with the Athletics, Jaso received a gift prior to Monday’s opening day game against his former teammates: A Rolex watch from Hernandez as a “thank you.”

04/02/2013

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Posey Comfortable Behind Plate After Returning From Injury

And when the San Francisco Giants catcher takes a day off—even a scheduled one such as Monday against Colorado—he realizes there’s bound to be more scrutiny.

04/10/2012

Wilson Betemit #20 of the Detroit Tigers is tagged out at home plate by Landon Powell #11 of the Oakland Athletics in the six inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Release Backup Catcher Landon Powell

Powell has been Oakland’s backup catcher behind Kurt Suzuki each of the past three seasons, but played in only 36 games in 2011 with a .171 batting average, one home run and four RBIs.

03/09/2012

San Francisco Giants Photo Day

Posey, Sanchez Return As Giants Beat Reds

The return of Buster Posey was the story of the day for the Giants in Friday’s 6-3 Cactus League victory over a Reds split-squad, with Freddy Sanchez’s return a close second.

03/09/2012

Cousins' Collides With Posey

Buster Posey Undergoes Successful Surgery

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey had surgery Sunday to repair torn ligaments in his ankle sustained in a collision at home plate Wednesday night.

CBS San Francisco–05/29/2011

Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Buster Posey Earns Rookie Of The Year Honors

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been named National League Rookie of the Year.

CBS San Francisco–11/15/2010

Bengie Molina

Former Giant Molina Mulls Retirement After Series

The 36-year-old Texas Rangers catcher said Tuesday he is leaning toward retiring after this year, his 13th major league season.

CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010

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