San Francsico Giants
Nearly three years after a violent home plate smash-up ended the season of star San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Major League Baseball is changing the rules for collisions at home plate.
The Nationals will hold a news conference Friday to introduce Williams as the team’s fifth manager since it moved to Washington from Montreal in 2005. He replaces Davey Johnson, who is retiring.
Making perhaps his final start for the Giants Wednesday against the rival Dodgers will be left-hander Barry Zito (4-11, 5.91). It may be the final appearance in the Bay Area as a member of the home team.
The last time Boston and San Francisco met more than three years ago, Jon Lester gave the Red Sox a victory in a marquee pitching matchup with Tim Lincecum, who ended up helping the Giants win the 2010 World Series.
A 12-year-old Martinez boy who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings last month was set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s game between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco looks to avenge its only series loss of the past month while dimming Arizona’s wild-card hopes in a three-game set which begins Friday night in Phoenix.
A jury was chosen in federal court in San Francisco Monday afternoon in the perjury trial of home-run champion and former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds.
Aubrey Huff’s in the World Series with the San Francisco Giants, taking on the Texas Rangers club he grew up rooting for, and he just hit a home run that helped his club win Game 4 on Sunday evening and move to the cusp of winning it all.
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will throw out ceremonial first pitches before Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night.