Both the Giants and A’s played extra innings Tuesday night — the Giants beating the Phillies in 14 and the A’s losing to the Astros in 12.
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Darin Ruf is too good of a hitter not to play. The Phillies just need a place for him in the lineup.
Joaquin Arias and pinch-hitter Roger Kieschnick had RBI singles off Jonathan Papelbon in the top of the ninth inning, then Romo escaped a bases-loaded mess in the bottom half as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Thursday night.
Chad Gaudin threw seven sharp innings, Brett Pill and Brandon Crawford hit homers, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
At long last, the trade deadline will have passed by the time the Philadelphia Phillies host the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Carlos Ruiz and Michael Young hit two-run homers to back John Lannan, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the SF Giants 7-3 Tuesday night.
Philadelphia tries to end an eight-game skid Tuesday night when it faces a struggling Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants.
Madison Bumgarner isn’t getting much run support, but the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants usually win when he takes the ball.
The San Francisco Giants and reigning NL MVP Buster Posey have quietly begun talks about a new contract extension. A deal is not imminent, but talks are ongoing.