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  1. Alex Rodriguez passes Lou Gehrig as all-time grand slam leader

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez put his team up 5-1 with a seventh-inning grand slam against Giants reliever George Kontos. The slam was Rodriguez’s 24th of his career, overtaking Yankees great Lou Gehrig’s Major League record. David Robertson and Mariano Rivera teamed up to keep the Giants off the board in the eighth and ninth…

  2. Bruce Bochy, George Kontos suspended for throwing at Andrew McCutchen

    Jun 12, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

    George Kontos

    MLB is warming up for the coming Dodgers-Diamondbacks suspensions: just now it suspended Giants pitcher George Kontos and manager Bruce Bochy. Kontos gets a three-game suspension, Bochy a one-gamer. Bochy will serve his tonight. Kontos, who was just optioned to the minors, will serve his if and when he gets called back up. The suspensions…

  3. Clayton Kershaw does it all in Opening Day win over Giants

    Apr 1, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw AP

    Clayton Kershaw didn’t just dominate the Giants on the mound in today’s season opener. He also made some unexpected noise with his bat. In a masterful performance, Kershaw tossed his sixth career shutout in a 4-0 win over the defending World Series champions. The 25-year-old southpaw held the Giants to just four measly singles while…

  4. Cardinals pouring it on against Giants, lead 8-1 through seven innings in Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    Jon Jay AP

    UPDATE: The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh and now lead it 8-1. Yadier Molina delivered an RBI double off Guillermo Mota while Pete Kozma later had an RBI single against Jeremy Affeldt. 10:33 PM: The Cardinals are starting to pour it on against the Giants in Game 4 of…

  5. Tim Lincecum provides steady relief as Giants win 8-3 and force NLDS to Game 5

    Oct 10, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    tim lincecum getty

    The Giants looked to be in big trouble when starter Barry Zito allowed three walks and a single in the first inning of Wednesday’s NLDS Game 4 vs. the Reds and a home run to Ryan Ludwick in the third. But the fellas in the gray “San Francisco” jerseys were the ones sharing handshakes on…

  6. Brandon Phillips’ star turn guides Reds to Game 1 win

    Oct 7, 2012, 1:05 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips, Marco Scutaro

    Sure he’s a two-time All-Star, but maybe Brandon Phillips is feeling a little anonymous in Cincinnati. He certainly increased his profile Saturday as the Reds beat the Giants 5-2 in Game 1 of the NLDS. Let’s run through the highlights: – Phillips opened the scoring in the third with a two-run homer off Matt Cain.…

  7. Dodgers fall 1-0 to Arizona; Giants up lead to six games

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    The Giants have all but wrapped up the NL West with 20 games left to play. San Francisco held on to beat Colorado 9-8 on Tuesday, while the Dodgers fell 1-0 to the Diamondbacks, giving the Giants a six-game lead in the NL West. The Giants won on another off night from Madison Bumgarner, who…

  8. Madison Bumgarner shines as the Giants toss their fourth straight shutout

    Jun 29, 2012, 8:21 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants

    Never before in the long history of the Giants franchise had they thrown four straight shutouts, but they have now. They blanked the Reds 5-0. This after throwing three straight shutouts against the Dodgers. Their scoreless innings streak is now at 36 innings, the longest in team history. The last time the Giants allowed a…

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