San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean all but finalized pitcher Barry Zito’s long-expected departure following seven tough years, while saying two of his top priorities moving forward from a disappointing 2013 season are re-signing Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence.
The San Francisco Giants have determined they will make qualifying offers to top free agents Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, sources said, but first the team is trying to lock up Pence – the hottest hitter in the National League this month – on a multi-year deal. In that bigger endeavor, they are just getting started with talks.
Madison Bumgarner outdueled Clayton Kershaw, and the San Francisco Giants held off the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 4-2 win on Friday night when Adrian Gonzalez’s hard grounder took a fortunate hop for the final out.
Adrian Gonzalez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.
Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning to go with his three-run shot, and the Colorado Rockies rallied from an early six-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-8 on Tuesday night.
Yusmeiro Petit’s bid for a perfect game was broken up by Eric Chavez’s two-out single in the ninth inning, but the right-hander got the next batter to close out the San Francisco Giants’ 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
The longest home run of the Major League Baseball season was Tuesday night’s shot of 476 feet by SF Giant Hunter Pence at Coors Field in Denver. It was Pence’s 16th home run of the year.
Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back homers and Yusmeiro Petit won his first game in four years, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Madison Bumgarner (11-8) took a shutout into the seventh and wound up allowing three runs on seven hits over eight innings. He walked four and struck out five.
Hunter Pence hit two doubles, a triple and drove in five runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 14-10 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.