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  1. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  2. Bruce Bochy screwed up a double switch in last night’s game

    Jun 18, 2013, 8:49 AM EST

    Bruce Bochy

    Bruce Bochy is in his 19th season as a National League manager. He’s forgotten more about double switches than you and I will ever know. If a national emergency happened and the President and the Joint Chiefs of Staff needed an expert in double switching to stave off the apocalypse, Bochy would probably be, like,…

  3. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  4. Giants win on Angel Pagan’s walk-off inside the park home run

    May 25, 2013, 8:04 PM EST

    angel pagan getty

    On a day of odd baseball, the Giants take home the first place prize as they defeated the Rockies 6-5 on a walk-off, one-out, two-run home run by Angel Pagan. The Rockies had taken a 5-4 lead on a Troy Tulowitzki solo homer to left field off of Giants closer Sergio Romo in the top…

  5. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2013, 6:27 AM EST

    Brandon Moss

    Athletics 10, Angels 8: Nineteen innings. Six and a half hours. Sixteen pitchers, including A’s Opening Day starter Brett Anderson who pitched five and a third innings out of the pen. The Angels, for their part, had two pitchers — Tommy Hanson who started it and Jerome Williams who came in later — each of…

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  8. Ryan Vogelsong got angry at Carlos Quentin after a hit by pitch last season

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Ryan Vogelsong

    No one gets hit by more pitches than Carlos Quentin, so not surprisingly he’s had some beefs with pitchers besides Zack Greinke. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com passed along this article he wrote from August 20 of last season, when Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants plunked Quentin: Brandon Belt had an angry, red bruise just above…

  9. Tim Lincecum starts and Buster Posey sits

    Apr 9, 2013, 7:49 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Here we go again: the Tim Lincecum-Buster Posey pairing the Giants did their best to avoid throughout the second half of last season was supposed to be back on this year. Manager Bruce Bochy was very clear on that both over the winter and this spring. And, yet, Hector Sanchez will catch Lincecum for the…

  10. Tim Lincecum walks seven, beats Dodgers anyway

    Apr 4, 2013, 1:19 AM EST

    Tim Lincecum

    Tim Lincecum‘s awful spring, in which he gave up 18 runs in 15 1/3 innings, only added to the Giants’ doubts about what they’d get from their two-time Cy Young winner this season. They’re probably no closer to figuring it out after Lincecum walked seven yet still defeated the Dodgers on Wednesday. Lincecum surrendered just…

  11. 2013 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Romo Posey Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers in the National…

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

    Feb 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EST

    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…

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

    Nov 8, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

    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,…

  14. Giants strike first in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:46 PM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:57 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Oct 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    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,…

  21. Giants’ roster includes 11 players from 2010 champions

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2012, 11:42 PM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:40 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    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…

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