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  1. Chemistry Watch: The Giants and Marlins claim to have it

    Feb 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Periodic Table

    Ah, team chemistry. The ultimate example of post hoc ergo propter hoc in baseball. We always credit winning teams with having it after the fact and, in most cases, attribute the actual winning to the chemistry. And if you try to fight against that you get a million people saying, in effect, “scoreboard!” With that…

  2. UPDATE: World Series edition of “Caught Looking” airs at midnight tonight on NBC Sports Network

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

    Tigers fans may want to look away, but the rest of you will want to tune in to NBC Sports Network tonight at around midnight eastern* for “Caught Looking.” This one, understandably, covers the World Series. As usual, there will be exclusive commentary from the managers and players on both teams, including from Matt Cain,…

  3. Giants strike first in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt Getty

    The Giants are one win away from sweeping the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. And they are off to a quick start in Game 4. Max Scherzer struck out Buster Posey looking to begin the top of the second inning, but Hunter Pence followed with a ground-rule double to the left center field gap.…

  4. World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

    leyland, bochy getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit: 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. World Series Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    bochy, vogelsong getty

    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…

  6. Giants break through in seventh inning, lead 1-0 in Game 2

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    Game 2 is scoreless no longer. The Giants finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to score Hunter Pence from third base. The inning was set up when Doug Fister gave up a leadoff single to Pence. He was replaced…

  7. Doug Fister strands the bases loaded to keep Game 2 scoreless

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    The Giants had a scoring chance go by the wayside in the bottom of the second inning. Buster Posey singled off Doug Fister to begin the inning before Hunter Pence flew out to center field and Brandon Belt struck out swinging. However, Gregor Blanco followed with a line drive up the middle which deflected off…

  8. World Series Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Giants

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

    World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants, in San Francisco: DETROIT TIGERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Buster Posey,…

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

    Oct 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    World Series Tigers Giants Baseball

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants, in San Francisco: DETROIT TIGERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Buster Posey,…

  10. Giants’ roster includes 11 players from 2010 champions

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants Victory Parade

    Less than half of the Giants’ current roster remains from the team that won the World Series in 2010. There are only 11 holdovers, or 12 if you include Game 1 starter Barry Zito despite his not being on the actual playoff roster in 2010. Carl Steward of the San Jose Mercury News has the…

  11. Jim Leyland on Tigers’ closer situation: “Just going to play it by ear, see what happens”

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    After pitching in a simulated game over the weekend Jose Valverde told reporters that he corrected a mechanical flaw responsible for his postseason struggles, but when asked if Valverde will resume closing in the World Series manager Jim Leyland was non-committal. Leyland used the same phrasing he repeatedly uttered during the ALCS, saying the Tigers…

  12. Giants blow past Cardinals in Game 7 of NLCS to advance to World Series

    Oct 22, 2012, 11:42 PM EDT

    Giants Reuters

    The Giants have faced elimination six different times this postseason. Yet they are still standing. Game 7 of the NLCS wasn’t much of a contest, as the Giants topped the Cardinals 9-0 at AT&T Park in San Francisco this evening to win the National League pennant and advance to the World Series against the Tigers.…

  13. Giants knock Kyle Lohse out of Game 7, grab 7-0 lead

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

    Giants Getty

    If the Cardinals are going to win tonight, they will have to mount a more impressive comeback than Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Which is to say the odds are pretty long. The Giants plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning to chase Kyle Lohse from the game and…

  14. Matt Cain’s RBI single gives Giants 2-0 lead over Cardinals in Game 7

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Matt Cain Reuters

    The Giants pushed their lead over the Cardinals to 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning thanks to a two-out RBI single by Matt Cain. Yes, you read that correctly. Brandon Belt grounded out to begin the inning before Gregor Blanco reached on a single to right field. Blanco moved over to second base…

  15. Two teams enter, one team leaves: NLCS Game 7 lineups

    Oct 22, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 7 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,…

  16. Ryan Vogelsong pitches Giants past Cards and into a Game 7

    Oct 21, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants - Game Six

    The Giants got to Chris Carpenter early and took advantage of one of the best performances of Ryan Vogelsong‘s career to win 6-1 in Sunday night’s Game 6 and send the NLCS to a decisive Game 7 on Monday. Vogelsong retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced and struck out a career-high nine…

  17. Giants jump out to 5-0 lead over Cardinals

    Oct 21, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants' Sandoval hits an RBI single off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carpenter in the second inning during Game 6 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

    Aided by a Pete Kozma error on a Ryan Vogelsong grounder, not to mention the intentional walk that came before it, the Giants built an early 5-0 lead in the second inning against Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals in Sunday night’s Game 6. The Giants scored once on the first on a Marco Scutaro walk,…

  18. NLCS Game 6 lineups: Cardinals vs. Giants

    Oct 21, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

    mike matheny getty

    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,…

  19. Giants knock Lance Lynn out in fourth inning, grab 4-0 lead

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn Getty

    Just like his start in Game 1 on Sunday, the fourth inning was Lance Lynn‘s undoing tonight. After holding the Giants hitless over the first three innings, Lynn allowed four runs in the top of the fourth inning before being pulled. Lynn gave up singles to Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval to begin the inning…

  20. NLCS Game 5 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants manager Bochy shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Matheny before the start of Game 1 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the NLCS between the Giants and Cardinals, in St. Louis: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Jon Jay, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Allen Craig,…

  21. NLCS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 18, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants manager Bochy shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Matheny before the start of Game 1 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

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

  22. Giants to start Tim Lincecum in Game 4, Barry Zito in Game 5

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    tim lincecum getty

    The Giants made it official after the Game 3 loss to the Cardinals, naming Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito their starters in St. Louis the next two days. Madison Bumgarner, who took the loss in Game 1 after allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings, will spend the rest of the NLCS in the bullpen.…

  23. NLCS Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Cardinals

    Oct 17, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants manager Bochy shakes hands with St. Louis Cardinals manager Matheny before the start of Game 1 of their MLB NLCS playoff baseball series in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Jon Jay, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Allen Craig, 1B 5. Hunter Pence, RF 5. Yadier Molina, C 6. Brandon Belt, 1B 6. David Freese, 3B 7.…

  24. Ryan Vogelsong holds Cardinals in check as Giants draw even in NLCS

    Oct 15, 2012, 11:25 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong Getty

    Coming into the postseason, most mentioned Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner as the reasons to fear the Giants’ starting rotation. And rightfully so. But Ryan Vogelsong has been their most effective starter thus far. After allowing one run over five innings in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Reds last week, Vogelsong limited the…

  25. Giants grab 5-1 lead over Cardinals in Game 2 of NLCS

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    Marco Scutaro just exacted a bit of a revenge en route to giving the Giants a 5-1 lead over the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS. After being taken out at second base by Matt Holliday in the top of the first inning, Scutaro pulled a bases-loaded, two-out single into left field in the…

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