Cody Ross

Jonathan Sanchez #57 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 16, 2011 in Atlanta. ( Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Sanchez Injured, Giants Lose To Braves In 11th

The Giants lost their starter in the third inning, the latest in an increasingly dire stretch of injuries for the defending champs.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

Andres Torres #56 of the San Francisco Giants is put out by Alfredo Amezega #6 of the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on August 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Offensive Woes Continue, Giants Lose To Marlins

The Giants, starting a 10-game trip, lost for the 12th time in 17 games and continued to sputter on offense. They’re next to last in the majors in runs and have totaled 15 in the past eight games.

CBS San Francisco–08/12/2011

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giants Lose To Lee, Phillies In Shutout

Cliff Lee threw a seven-hitter, Hunter Pence and John Mayberry hit back-to-back home runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Thursday night.

CBS San Francisco–08/04/2011

Carlos Beltran #15 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Pablo Sandoval #48 after scoring on a Orlando Cabrera double in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on August 3, 2011 in San Francisco. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giants Snap Losing Skid, Retain NL West Lead Over D-Backs

Ryan Vogelsong won his career-best sixth straight decision, Orlando Cabrera hit a two-run double and drove in three runs, and the San Francisco Giants remained atop the NL West.

CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants.

Cain Struggles, Giants Lose 4th Straight

The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Monday night in a matchup of the NL West’s top two teams.

CBS San Francisco–08/01/2011

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies slides safely past Eli Whiteside #22 of the San Francisco Giants for an inside the park home-run at Citizens Bank Park on July 26, 2011 in Philadelphia. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Giants Lose To Phillies In First Meeting Since Playoffs

Rookie right-hander Vance Worley threw a three-hitter and Chase Utley hit an inside-the-park homer to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants.

CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011

Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning during an MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 18, 2011 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Vogelsong Sharp In Giants Victory Over Dodgers

Ryan Vogelsong pitched into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers on a seven-hitter, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011

Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 15, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Lincecum Pitches Giants To Win Over Padres

Tim Lincecum and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Cody Ross homered as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 6-1 Friday night.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammate Cody Ross #13 after Huff hit a solo home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on July 14, 2011 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Giants Return From All-Star Break, Beat Padres In 12 Innings

Aubrey Huff hit a tying homer off All-Star closer Heath Bell leading off the ninth inning and Mike Fontenot brought in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 12th.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

Nate Schierholtz #12 and Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate at home plate after Schierholtz hit a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the fourth inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 6, 2011 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Hope To Continue Success In Second Half

The Giants open a four-game series at San Diego on Thursday, beginning the season’s second half in first place for the first time since 2003 and looking every bit the surprising contender they were a year ago.

CBS San Francisco–07/13/2011

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