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Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park on April 17, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Sharp In Cactus League Debut, Giants Split Squad Defeat Brewers

San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in his first spring training outing as he prepares for a his first opening-day start, and a San Francisco Giants’ split squad defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Friday.


George Kontos #70 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch in the seventh inning to Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees during interleague play on September 20, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The next pitch, Rodriguez hit a grand slam. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants Unable To Hold Off A-Rod, Yankees

Alex Rodriguez set a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, passing Lou Gehrig with a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.


Pitcher Madison Baumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Struggling Giants Unable To Hold Off Puig, Dodgers

Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 major league games and added a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against Madison Bumgarner, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.


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Giants’ Pagan To Have Hamstring Surgery, May Be Out For 12 Weeks

San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday to repair a tendon in his left hamstring.


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Giants’ Kontos Suspended 3 Games By MLB, Bochy Out 1

San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.


Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates a three-run home run with teammates Gregor Blanco #7 and Hunter Pence #8 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 1, 2013 in Phoenix. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Giants Rally Again, Complete Sweep Of Diamondbacks

Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied against Arizona’s bullpen for the third straight game.


Carl Crawford #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into home under pitcher Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants to score the Dodgers second run on a wild pitch at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day on April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 4-0. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Giants Shut Out By Dodgers In Season Opener

Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day.


Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants during batting practice.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SF Giants Report To Camp With Chemistry

Let the rest of the country swoon over the nouveau-riche Los Angeles Dodgers. The San Francisco Giants have two World Series titles in the past three seasons. And as they report for 2013, 21 of the 25 members of their latest championship team will roll through those clubhouse doors this week.


Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single scoring Angel Pagan #16 of the San Francisco Giants (not pictured) to tie the game 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on September 4, 2012. (Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Giants Rally Late, Fall To D-Backs In 11 Innings

The first-place Giants used 11 pitchers, matching a major league record for extra-inning games. They remained 4 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles in the NL West because the Dodgers also lost at home in extra innings, to San Diego.


Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants runs the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 29, 2012. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Pence, Arias Lead Giants Over Astros

Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Joaquin Arias drove in two with a triple to help the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.