Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bochy Names Madison Bumgarner As Opening Day Starter For Giants

Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Tuesday at spring training that Bumgarner would pitch March 31 at Arizona. This marks Bumgarner’s first opening day start. He was the only member of the San Francisco rotation with a winning record last season at 13-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts and 201 1-3 innings. He made his first NL All-Star team.


San Francisco 49ers Rookie Camp

Rookie Safety Reid Earns Starting Job With 49ers

Coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Eric Reid the NFC champion Niners’ starter Tuesday at free safety for the Sept. 8 season opener against Green Bay at Candlestick Park.


Brett Anderson

Anderson Named A’s Opening Day Starter Before Solid Spring Outing

Announced as Oakland’s opening-day starter before the game, Brett Anderson allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Thursday in the Athletics’ 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.


Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders hands off the ball to Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders (Ed Jay Photography)

Pryor To Get 1st Start At QB For Raiders

Terrelle Pryor will make his first career start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders in their season finale in San Diego.


San Francisco 49ers v St. Louis Rams

Harbaugh Sticking With Kaepernick At Quarterback Against Miami

Colin Kaepernick’s first two weeks as the 49ers’ starting quarterback quashed any notion of a “controversy.” But after an overtime loss to the Rams on Sunday, plenty of questions about his viability as the starter emerged.


Quarterbacks Alex Smith #11 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers prepare to take the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Harbaugh: 49ers Could Mix And Match Quarterbacks

Alex Smith is supportive of Colin Kaepernick’s success, even if the second-year pro takes Smith’s starting job as 49ers quarterback.


Houston Astros v San Francisco Giants

Explaining Cain Starting Over Dickey At All-Star Game

Tony LaRussa announced that Giants ace Matt Cain and not Mets star R.A. Dickey will be starting the 2012 All-Star Game for the National League. It is a controversial decision both statistically and emotionally and in terms of the entertainment quality of the game.


Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Houston Astros during the first inning at AT&T Park on June 13, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Matt Cain Named Starter For MLB All-Star Game Insider Jon Heyman reports that San Francisco’s Matt Cain has been chosen by manager Tony La Russa as the All-Star starter for the National League. La Russa’s decision comes despite widespread popular support for R.A. Dickey of the Mets to earn the starting nod.


Carson Palmer (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer Expected To Start For Raiders Sunday

The Carson Palmer era is underway already. The newly-acquired quarterback will reportedly start for the Raiders this Sunday.


Matt Cain wipes his face as he comes off the field. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Bats Fail Cain Again In 3-1 Loss To San Diego

Aaron Harang threw seven strong innings and Cameron Maybin had two hits and an RBI as the San Diego Padres dealt a big blow to the San Francisco Giants’ fading playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night.