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Chase Headley #7 of the San Diego Padres attempting to score from first base on a double down the left field line is tagged out at home plate by Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the six inning at AT&T Park on September 21, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Posey, Sandoval Lead Giants Past Padres

Buster Posey hit a tiebreaking RBI single on the night he received a prestigious award and the San Francisco Giants reduced their magic number for clinching the NL West to two with a 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday.

09/21/2012

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Marco Scutaro #19 after Crawford scored in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on September 7, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Scutaro Delivers For Giants In Victory Over Dodgers

Marco Scutaro hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the rival Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night to extend their NL West lead to 5½ games over Los Angeles.

09/07/2012

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is welcomed into the dugout after scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 17, 2012 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Cain Dominates, Giants Score 8 Runs In 3rd To Beat Padres

Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.

08/17/2012

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Padres Hammer Lincecum, Giants Unable To Sweep

Jesus Guzman hit two home runs and Chase Headley had one to hand Tim Lincecum another setback, powering the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

07/25/2012

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Daily Madden: Braves Take Exception To Melk-Man; ‘Rough’ British Open

Atlanta infielder Chipper Jones said the Braves won’t forget Giants left-fielder Melky Cabrera’s ‘happy’ reaction to teammate Gregor Blanco’s three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Giants 9-4 win Wednesday night.

07/19/2012

Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after hitting a sixth inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 18, 2012. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Giants Score 6 Runs In 11th, Defeat Braves After Rain Delay

Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco hit three-run homers in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the 10th to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 on Wednesday night.

07/18/2012

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on June 28, 2012. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Pitches Shutout, Giants Defeat Reds

Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night.

06/28/2012

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants, right, is welcomed into the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 7, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Cain Sharp, Giants Overcome 4 Errors To Beat Padres

Matt Cain struck out nine in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered at Petco Park to lead the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres 8-3 Thursday.

06/07/2012

Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants connects for a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on June 6, 2012. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Blanco, Bumgarner Lead Giants Past Padres

Gregor Blanco homered and scored twice and Madison Bumgarner prevailed in a matchup of lefties as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Wednesday.

06/06/2012

Steve Edlefsen of the San Francisco Giants. (Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Give Up Late Lead, Lose To Padres

Logan Forsythe hit his first major league home run leading off the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

06/05/2012

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