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  1. World Series Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Hunter…

  2. Giants capture Game 1 of World Series from Tigers behind Pablo Sandoval, Barry Zito

    Oct 24, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Pablo Sandoval went 4-for-4 with three home runs and Barry Zito yielded just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings as the Giants rocked and rolled to an 8-3 victory over the Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday evening in San Francisco. Sandoval smashed a solo shot to right-center field in…

  3. Pablo Sandoval homers a third time in World Series Game 1

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT

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    Babe Ruth. Reggie Jackson. Albert Pujols. Those were the only players to homer three times in a World Series game before Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval joined the club with a solo blast to right-center field in the bottom of the fifth inning of this Game 1. Sandoval sent a shot to the very same…

  4. Pablo Sandoval goes deep again, Giants up 4-0 in Game 1

    Oct 24, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Justin Verlander had been a force throughout this 2012 postseason. But now he is getting hammered. Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, the MVP of the NLCS against the Cardinals, drove in Angel Pagan with a single up the middle in the bottom of the first inning, then Pablo Sandoval launched his second home run of…

  5. Pablo Sandoval homer gives Giants early Game 1 lead

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT

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    AT&T Park is in a state of “Panda-monium.” Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — who is affectionately nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda” — hit a Justin Verlander pitch into the right-center field seats in the bottom of the first inning of this World Series opener, giving San Francisco a 1-0 lead. Giants left-hander Barry Zito looked a…

  6. Buster Posey will do “all the catching” in World Series

    Oct 24, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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    Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez made one start in the NLDS against the Reds and another in the NLCS versus the Cardinals. But the 22-year-old is unlikely to catch at all during the World Series. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that Buster Posey will do “all…

  7. Drew Storen among Super Two qualifiers

    Oct 23, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

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    From the Associated Press, via Washington reliever Drew Storen, who failed to hold a ninth-inning lead against St. Louis in Game 5 of the NL division series, is among six extra players eligible for salary arbitration this winter under baseball’s new labor contract. San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, New York Mets catcher Josh Thole,…

  8. Giants to start Madison Bumgarner in World Series Game 2

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced earlier this evening that left-hander Barry Zito will start Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the Tigers. And now we can fill in most of the other slots. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, left-hander Madison Bumgarner will be the starter in Game…

  9. Padres release Micah Owings

    Oct 23, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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    From Corey Brock of comes word that the Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on Micah Owings. Which means the right-hander will become a free agent in early November. Owings threw only 9 2/3 innings this season for San Diego before requiring surgery on his right elbow. He should be recovered from that procedure…

  10. NLCS Game 6 lineups: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Oct 21, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 6 of the NLCS between the Cardinals and Giants in San Francisco: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Buster Posey,…

  11. Bumgarner, Lincecum available in relief in Game 6 of NLCS

    Oct 21, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

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    The Giants are starting Ryan Vogelsong in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night against the Cardinals and will turn to Matt Cain if the series goes seven. And it’ll be all hands on deck behind them. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News that Tim Lincecum and…

  12. Report: Tim Lincecum will be on the block this offseason

    Oct 21, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Tim Lincecum posted a rough 5.18 ERA in 186 innings this season and is owed $22 million in 2013. So the Giants may do something that would have been considered unthinkable seven months ago. Here’s Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe: Tim Lincecum, RHP, Giants — He will be available in trade, and it will…

  13. Red Sox getting righty David Carpenter from Blue Jays to complete John Farrell swap

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    All the pieces of the puzzle that’ll make John Farrell the next manager of the Red Sox are now in place. Alex Speier of reports that Boston will receive right-handed reliever David Carpenter along with their new skipper in exchange for middle infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has already signed a three-year contract with the Sox…

  14. Jason Giambi now a “legitimate” candidate for Rockies gig

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Troy Renck, beat writer for the Denver Post, provides the scoop: There are no misperceptions of his intentions. Jason Giambi wants to become the next manager of the Rockies. He is willing to retire as a player to make this happen. He is willing to work within the framework of baseball’s most unusual infrastructure. Giambi’s candidacy…

  15. Tigers stick to basics in setting rotation for World Series

    Oct 21, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have no reason to make any changes to their postseason starting rotation. So they won’t. Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that Justin Verlander will start Game 1, Doug Fister will start Game 2, Anibal Sanchez will start Game 3 and Max Scherzer will start Game 4 no matter which…

  16. Shohei Otani to sign with major league team

    Oct 21, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Shohei Otani, an 18-year-old right-hander, was expected to be one of the top picks in Thursday’s Nippon Professional Baseball Draft. But he has suddenly decided to take a different route. According to the AP, via, Otani “will pursue a career in Major League Baseball instead of turning professional in Japan.” He has already caught…

  17. Jose Valverde says he has fixed a mechanical flaw

    Oct 21, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

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    Tigers right-hander Jose Valverde has been dreadful this postseason, yielding seven earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings. But he wants to participate in the World Series and thinks he is ready to be more effective. According to beat writer Jason Beck of, Valverde made around 20 throws in a simulated game against Tigers…

  18. Diamondbacks likely to trade Justin Upton next?

    Oct 21, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks essentially acquired reliever Heath Bell and infielder Cliff Pennington for outfielder Chris Young on Saturday. And FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal thinks they’re not done dealing: I’ll believe Justin Upton will be a Diamondback in 2013 when I see him in an Arizona uniform on Opening Day. Rosenthal envisions Jason Kubel, Adam Eaton and Gerardo Parra…

  19. Red Sox hire manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, send Mike Aviles to Toronto

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT

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    From Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that the Red Sox have hired current Blue Jays skipper John Farrell to be their next manager. Farrell has already worked out a contract with Boston that will run through 2015. Compensation for Toronto will be announced in the next couple days. The Red Sox interviewed…

  20. A’s unlikely to re-sign outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Oct 20, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Chris Young’s arrival Saturday from Arizona gives Oakland a crowded outfield depth chart for 2013. So there has to be an odd man out this winter. According to Jane Lee of, A’s GM Billy Beane acknowledged Saturday — while making the Young trade official — that impending free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes is unlikely…

  21. Adam Wainwright could pitch in relief in potential Game 7

    Oct 20, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Ideally, the Cardinals would have NLCS Game 4 starter Adam Wainwright available to start Game 1 or 2 of the World Series next week against Detroit. But the Cardinals have to get to the World Series first, and so they’re not ruling Wainwright out for a relief appearance in a potential NLCS Game 7 on…

  22. Matheny says “everything good” with Carlos Beltran’s knee

    Oct 20, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left Game 3 of the NLCS against the Giants with a strained left knee and did not appear in Game 4 on Thursday evening. But he returned to action — even stealing a base — in Game 5 and should be a go again for Game 6. Cardinals manager Mike…

  23. Cardinals win rain-soaked Game 3 of NLCS against Giants

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT

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    It took over six hours — due to a rain delay that lasted more than three — but the Cardinals topped the Giants by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday evening in Game 3 of the NLCS at a wet Busch Stadium. Cardinals right-hander Kyle Lohse was far from sharp, yielding seven hits and a season-high…

  24. Carlos Beltran could play in NLCS Game 4 on Thursday despite suffering left knee injury

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Refreshing news here for anxious Cardinals fans. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the knee injury that Carlos Beltran suffered in first inning of Wednesday’s NLCS Game 3 is “not serious” and the veteran outfielder “could play tomorrow.” Beltran was initially diagnosed with a left knee strain, but it sounds more like he’s merely dealing…

  25. NLCS Game 3 back on after delay of more than three hours

    Oct 17, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

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    7:03 PM ET: The skies have opened up at Busch Stadium and Game 3 of the NLCS is in a delay. The Giants took a 1-0 lead on a Pablo Sandoval RBI groundout in the top of the third inning, but the Cardinals have provided all the scoring since. Matt Carpenter launched a two-run homer…

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