A's Bullpen Robs Brentwood's Paul Blackburn Of WinWatching from the on deck circle as a wild Santiago Casilla issued a leadoff walk in the ninth inning, Justin Smoak figured he might get a fastball from the Oakland closer.
A's Awaiting Santiago Casilla's ArrivalAs Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.
Bob Melvin On A's Closer: 'We May Do Things A Bit Differently This Year'As pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin reflected on his numerous options to close out games. So many options, in fact, that he might not even need a traditional closer.
Former Giants Closer Santiago Casilla Signs With AthleticsRelief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics with a two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco.
Giants Walk-Off Again, Sweep Dodgers For First Time Since 2013Justin Maxwell singled home the winning run with one out in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Thursday for a three-game sweep.
Giants Prevail In 12 Inning Marathon Vs. PadresPinch-hitter Justin Maxwell delivered an RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants spoiled the new-look San Diego Padres' home opener with a 1-0 victory Thursday.
Giants Rally In 13th Inning For Victory Over DodgersPinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.
Posey Hits Walk-Off Homer To Lead Giants Past Rockies, Bochy Gets 1,600th WinBuster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.
Giants Unable To Hold On, Lose To Phillies In 10 InningsChase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.
Late Rally Not Enough, Giants Lose To White Sox In 10 InningsGordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.
Duvall, Kontos Help Giants Defeat Phillies Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee's return from the disabled list and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night.
Giants Win Over Rockies Bittersweet After Cain, Casilla Leave InjuredHunter Pence hit one of San Francisco's three solo homers and reliever Yusmeiro Petit threw three sharp innings after starter Matt Cain left with a strained right hamstring as the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday night.