Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Risk vs. Reward: Using Giants Ace Bumgarner As Pinch Hitter

Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today–and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories–but he’s also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.


Marlon Byrd #9 of the Cincinnati Reds slides into second base for a double in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on August 4, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants Trade For Veteran Outfielder Marlon Byrd

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the trade, which also was announced by Cincinnati on Thursday. A day after losing out on second baseman Chase Utley, who the Phillies traded to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants made their own move to boost an outfield that has dealt with injuries to all three starters.


Senior couple in love walking at the beach holding hands

Elderly Couple Wearing Matching Giants, Cardinals Jerseys Shows Love Conquers Baseball Allegiances

A couple that has stayed together more than six decades despite their loyalty to separate baseball teams is melting hearts across the internet.


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SF Giants’ Full House Spin-Off Video Hits Home Run

In what can best be described as pure San Francisco mash-up magic, the 90s TV family from Full House is getting a new orange and black look thanks to the Giants.


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)

The Snag That Could Keep Chase Utley From Joining The Giants

General Manager Bobby Evans confirms that the Giants have proposed a trade with the Phillies that would bring them six-time all-star second-baseman Chase Utley, but there are a couple of potential snags to the deal that could keep it from happening.


NLCS - St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants - Game Four

Legal Troubles Behind Him, Barry Bonds Says He’s A Hall Of Famer

Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else’s thoughts on his career or credentials: He’s a Hall of Famer. Hands down.


CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants steals second base as Addison Russell #22 of the Chicago Cubs covers during the seventh inning at Wrigley Field on August 9, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs won 2-0.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Police Find No Bomb Threat During Cubs Vs. Giants Game In Chicago

Investigators found no bomb today at Wrigley Field in Chicago where the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago Cubs.


Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants congratualtes Brandon Crawford #35 after he hit a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at Wrigley Field on August 6, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Cain Knocked Out In 5th Inning As Giants Lose To Cubs

Matt Cain was knocked out in the fifth inning, and the Giants lost 8-6 to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.


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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area

From the SF Street Food Festival at Pier 70, or check out the Bay Area’s only Zucchini Festival in Hayward. Jayn at Alice@97.3 has more things to do this week in the Bay Area!


The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers clear the benches during a heated exchange in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Struggles, Giants Fall To Rangers In 2010 World Series Rematch

Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning.