NL West

Jake Goebbert #4 of the San Diego Padres scores, beating the tag of Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in the top of the sixth inning at AT&T Park on June 24, 2014 in San Francisco. Goebbert scored on a two-run rbi single from Alexi Amarista. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Stumble, Fall To Padres 7-2

Alexi Amarista drove in three runs on three hits and San Diego handed the stumbling San Francisco Giants their 12th loss in the past 15 games, 7-2 Tuesday night.


DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies heads for home on his solo home run as starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants heads to the mound as the Rockies take a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning at Coors Field on April 22, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Giants, Rockies Clash In Battle Of Surprise NL West Leaders

The Giants kick off a three-game set at Coors Field on Tuesday night trying to put some distance between themselves and the second-place Rockies.


San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres

Giants Seek Fresh Start As 2nd Half Begins

The defending World Series champions must get back to work in a hurry if they want to hang around in an NL West that is still wide open.


Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants swings at a pitch during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 25, 2012. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants To Host Reds Saturday In Playoff Opener

The Western Division Giants will also host game 2 of the best-of-five National League Division Series on Sunday before the matchup shifts to Cincinnati.


The San Francisco Giants celebrate after they beat the San Diego Padres to clinch the National League West Division Title at AT&T Park on September 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Scutaro Deliver As Giants Win NL West

The San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres to clinch the National League West Division Title.


Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at AT&T Park. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Bring Season-High Lead Into Colorado

The Giants will look to tack on to that advantage beginning Monday night when they open a three-game road series against the Colorado Rockies.


Pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants is taken out of the game in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 19, 2012. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Bold Second Half Predictions For The San Francisco Giants

The mere fact that the Giants are right in the thick of things when they have endured some hardships is a good sign. Closer Brian Wilson has been lost for the season and second baseman Freddy Sanchez will not play a game for the Giants in 2012.


Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants (C) celebrates with teammates after a victory (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Do Giants Have What It Takes To Run Away With NL West?

Yesterday’s 3-0 whitewashing of the Los Angeles Dodgers finally put the San Francisco Giants where they feel they belong, in first place in the National League West, now tied with L.A.


Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on June 27, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Sweep Dodgers, Lincecum Gets 1st Victory Since April

Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.


Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants (C) celebrates with teammates after a victory (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

1st Place On The Line As Giants Attempt Sweep Of Dodgers

A victory by the Giants in Wednesday’s series finale at AT&T Park would move them into a first-place tie, giving the struggling Dodgers company atop the division for the first time since they took over the lead April 11.