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Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Slumping Giants Return Home To Face Talented Nationals Squad

The San Francisco Giants’ slump is largely due to the struggles of their starting pitchers, and Ryan Vogelsong may need to turn things around quickly before he loses his spot in the rotation.

05/20/2013

Josh Reddick #16 and Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics celebrate after Reddick hit a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at O.co Coliseum on August 7, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Winning A’s – Who Are These Guys?

The A’s are the hottest team in baseball since the All-Star break and are currently holding an AL wild card slot. And yes, this is the same team I wrote about three months ago when they were threatening an all-time record for offensive futility.

08/29/2012

Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants (R) stands behind the pitchers mound after recording his 13th strikeout of the game against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at AT&T Park on June 13, 2012 in San Francisco. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Arguing The All-Stars

Major League Baseball takes its annual mid-summer break for the All-Star game Tuesday night in Kansas City. And, well ahead of the first pitch, there was plenty of chatter about who would take the mound.

07/09/2012

Bartolo Col Colon

A’s Agree On 1-Year Deal For Former Pitching Nemesis Bartolo Colon

The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

01/24/2012

Dallas Braden of the Oakland A's.

A’s, Braden Agree On 1-Year Deal For $3.35 Million

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $3.35 million, one-year contract with left-hander Dallas Braden.

12/14/2011

Kurt Suzuki #8 and Mark Ellis #14 talk to pitcher Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics before he was taken out of the game in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 31, 2011 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Strong Pitching Offset By Weak Offense

In what was supposed to be a season with improved offense, the gap between pitching and hitting has never seemed wider.

CBS San Francisco–06/02/2011

Pitcher Trevor Cahill of the Oakland A's. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: A’s, Giants In Arms Race

It’s only mid-May, but this Bay Area baseball season is shaping up to be something special for folks who enjoy good pitching.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2011

Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Giants’ Affeldt Looks To Return To Form After Tough Year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) ― Jeremy Affeldt pinches his stomach and there isn’t much to pull. Not anymore. He points out that is typically his problem area. Carrying a little extra weight around his middle was […]

CBS San Francisco–02/27/2011

Jeff-Suppan

Jeff Suppan Looking For Fresh Start With SF Giants

Jeff Suppan hopes to win a job on the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

CBS San Francisco–02/22/2011

Pitcher Marc Kroon. (Harry How/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Giants’ Right-Handed Phoenix

Phoenix is not just a city in Arizona. It’s also the mythological bird that arises from its own ashes, , and there could be one in the Giants bullpen this year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/26/2011

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