Giants News

  • Grand slam gives slugging Giants 11-inning win

    The Giants finally showed some offensive life Wednesday. They hit six home runs, two each by Michael Morse and Hector Sanchez, whose 11th-inning grand slam gave San Francisco a 12-10 victory over the Rockies.

  • Bochy tossed for arguing strike-three call

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the fourth inning Wednesday by home-plate umpire Chris Conroy.

  • Giants hope to find firepower back home

    The Giants, in search of their offensive mojo, return to AT&T Park, where they will open a three-game Interleague series Friday with the Indians, a club attempting to work its way back to the .500 mark, both on the road and overall this season.

  • Belt bats third as Posey, Pagan get rest

    Seeking to spark the slumping Giants, manager Bruce Bochy wrote out a lineup Wednesday that had first baseman Brandon Belt batting third for the third time this season and catcher Buster Posey and center fielder Angel Pagan on the bench.

  • Pagan to get off-day treatment on sore knee

    Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, who was not in the lineup Wednesday, did not break well on several balls that became bloop hits Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan will take treatment on his right knee Thursday in San Francisco, when the Giants are off, and could have some diagnostic tests.

  • Pence doesn't pay attention to numbers

    Giants right fielder Hunter Pence entered Wednesday's game with a .213 average (17-for-80), having hiked his average from .181 by going 2-for-4 in each of the first two games of the series, including a double Monday and a home run Tuesday.

  • Bumgarner's complete effort goes unrewarded

    In a pitchers' duel that featured all the runs courtesy of home runs, the Giants fell, 2-1, losing their second straight game in Colorado as the Rockies clinched the three-game series. Madison Bumgarner pitched about as well as one can and still lose. He threw an eight-inning gem, yielding two runs in a hitter's paradise.

  • Giants place reliever Huff on DL, recall Perez

    Lefty reliever David Huff's strong season was put on hold when the Giants placed him on the disabled list Tuesday with a left quad strain. Outfielder Juan Perez was activated and is with the team in Colorado.

  • Giants kept outfielder Perez ready at Triple-A

    When Juan Perez was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on April 16 after making the Opening Day lineup, manager Bruce Bochy told him to be ready. In the interim, the outfielder made five starts with Fresno, hitting .421 with two doubles, three RBIs and a stolen base.

  • Giants leading way in Earth-friendly efforts

    As baseball celebrates Earth Day in 15 Major League parks, the Giants take pride in their role as an environmental model.

  • Bochy to give Pence day off despite streak

    Hunter Pence remains the last man standing from the Giants' Opening Day lineup -- the only player to start each of the Giants' first 20 games this season.

  • Giants' Sandoval batting fifth after breather

    Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval came into Colorado after a day of rest and was ready to take a rejuvenated approach in a new spot in the lineup Monday night.

  • Vogelsong stung by long ball in short outing

    Colorado got all the damage it needed in the first inning, sending nine men to the plate and scoring four runs on four hits and two walks against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong in a lopsided 8-2 loss to open a three-game series at Coors Field.

  • Bochy impressed by strength of NL West

    Manager Bruce Bochy declared before the season began that the Giants' National League West rivals had improved themselves. Playing each team in the division thus far has strengthened Bochy's conviction.

  • Giants lose reliever Huff after first career hit

    David Huff's untimely exit Monday in Colorado meant the Giants were forced to use three pitchers in the first three innings of the series opener.

  • Giants win challenge to erase run, end inning

    The Giants successfully challenged a third-inning umpire's call in Sunday's series finale against San Diego, which denied the Padres a run and halted a rally.

  • Giants' early runs hold up behind Lincecum

    Temporarily emerging from their team-wide slump, the Giants scored twice in each of the first two innings Sunday and hung on for a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.

  • Hudson reflects on mechanics' role in record

    Tim Hudson didn't entirely attribute his record-setting control to refined pitching mechanics, but he acknowledged that certain aspects of his motion may have helped him avoid walking batters.