Posey exits an inning after foul off mask

MIAMI -- Giants catcher Buster Posey left Wednesday night's game against the Marlins in the fifth inning. No explanation was immediately given, though Miami's Marcell Ozuna hit a fourth-inning foul tip that struck Posey's mask and could have shaken him up.

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Cain glad to reach end of 'long road'

Cain glad to reach end of 'long road'

MIAMI -- No matter how Matt Cain performs Thursday, he'll be pitching again, which is what matters most.

Cain, the Giants' three-time All-Star right-hander, will make his first regular-season appearance since July 9, 2014, when he starts the series finale against the Marlins. The 30-year-old right-hander finally has recovered sufficiently from a flexor tendon strain that sidelined him this year, which followed surgery last August to remove bone chips and spurs from his throwing elbow.

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Giants pitchers' return won't cause issue after all

Lincecum injury, Hudson's departure for personal reasons create openings for Cain, Peavy

Giants pitchers' return won't cause issue after all

MIAMI -- Somewhat remarkably, the composition of the Giants' five-man starting rotation, which recently loomed as a compelling issue, solved itself.

The Giants' chief decision-makers, including manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations czar Brian Sabean, had wondered how the rotation would absorb Matt Cain and Jake Peavy when they were prepared to leave the disabled list. That's no longer an issue, though the solution's likely to be temporary.

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Vogelsong hurt by homers inside and out

Vogelsong hurt by homers inside and out

MIAMI -- Dee Gordon's first home run of the season was an exhausting one, as the speedy second baseman delivered a three-run, inside-the-park homer that energized the Marlins in their 5-3 win over the Giants on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

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Keep Posey in lead before All-Star voting ends

Giants catcher ahead of Molina, with balloting over Thursday; Aoki, fourth in OF, needs boost

Keep Posey in lead before All-Star voting ends

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants catcher Buster Posey is one step away from gaining his third All-Star selection overall and his second as a National League starter on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

In the latest and last NL All-Star voting update announced Monday, Posey, who was elected to start in 2012, garnered 7,990,423 votes, second in the league behind Bryce Harper. The Washington outfielder amassed 11,363,949 votes. More to the point, Posey leads St. Louis' Yadier Molina in the balloting at their position. Molina, vying for his fifth career fan election, had 6,278,553 votes.

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Posey flashes hustle, might vs. Marlins

Giants star homers, legs out double, scores on wild pitch

Posey flashes hustle, might vs. Marlins

MIAMI -- Buster Posey maintained the run production that has distinguished his June performance, though he added another dimension to his dynamic offense Tuesday in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.

His legs.

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Giants add Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento

McGehee designated for assignment in hopes he can find another team

Giants add Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento

MIAMI -- Needing more personnel flexibility, the Giants purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday and designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment.

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Cain, Peavy officially scheduled for MLB starts

Veterans to return from disabled list, face Marlins, Nationals

Cain, Peavy officially scheduled for MLB starts

MIAMI -- The crucial trial period for Matt Cain and Jake Peavy, which has been in the conceptual stages for months, finally became imminent Tuesday when Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced the veteran right-handers will make their comeback starts Thursday and Friday, respectively.

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Bumgarner backed by Duffy to down Rockies

Bumgarner backed by Duffy to down Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Duffy finished a single away from hitting for the cycle to support Madison Bumgarner's 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 6-3, in the series finale Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

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Duffy comes close to cycle for 2nd straight day

Needing a single, Giants third baseman hits reviewed foul ball

Duffy comes close to cycle for 2nd straight day

SAN FRANCISCO -- At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Matt Duffy's figure is far from imposing. But that doesn't stop him from competing on the same level as some of the best players in the game.

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Bickford humbled to be drafted by Giants

Team's top pick visits AT&T Park, calls selection 'a blessing'

Bickford humbled to be drafted by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- One day after the San Francisco Giants signed Phil Bickford, their first selection in the 2015 Draft, the team welcomed him to AT&T Park.

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Susac clears bases to beat Rockies

Susac clears bases to beat Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO -- Andrew Susac's three-run double in the seventh inning helped the Giants win for the seventh time in their last 11 games, 7-5, over the Rockies on Saturday at AT&T Park.

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Posey, Susac provide punch for Giants

Posey, Susac provide punch for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Finding one impact player who can don the tools of ignorance is hard enough, but the San Francisco Giants have the luxury of two. And that tandem of catchers was the difference in their 7-5 victory on Saturday afternoon.

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Lincecum's forearm bruised by line drive

Lincecum's forearm bruised by line drive

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum exited Saturday's 7-5 victory over the Rockies after taking a DJ LeMahieu line drive to his right forearm.

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Giants ink first-round pick Bickford

Giants ink first-round pick Bickford

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants signed Phil Bickford, their top pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, the team announced Saturday.

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Giants find stability with Posey, Crawford

Giants find stability with Posey, Crawford

SAN FRANCISCO -- The injury bug has hit the Giants clubhouse. Five players -- Jeremy Affeldt, Nori Aoki, Matt Cain, Jake Peavy and Hunter Pence -- are all on the 15-day disabled list.

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Giants fall after Rockies' late thunder

Giants fall after Rockies' late thunder

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nolan Arenado homered twice, giving him six in the last five games, and Carlos Gonzalez delivered five hits as the Rockies held off the Giants in the ninth and won for the fifth time in six games, 8-6, at AT&T Park on Friday night.

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Giants' offense shows resilience in loss

San Francisco rallies with three-run ninth; Duffy almost ties game

Giants' offense shows resilience in loss

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants mounted a furious ninth-inning rally Friday night at AT&T Park, but ultimately fell to the Colorado Rockies, 8-6.

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Shoulder strain puts Affeldt on disabled list

Shoulder strain puts Affeldt on disabled list

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants placed left-handed relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a left shoulder strain. Right-hander Mike Broadway was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.

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Giants hold LGBT Night on historic day

Team marks 13th annual event as gay marriage legalized nationwide

Giants hold LGBT Night on historic day

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the same day the United States Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states, the San Francisco Giants celebrated their 13th annual LGBT Night on Friday at AT&T Park.

The Giants sold out a special-event package to Friday's contest that included a ticket to the game, admission to a pregame LGBT Night party in Seals Plaza and an LGBT-themed T-shirt.

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Giants back Heston with 4 triples to beat SD

Giants back Heston with 4 triples to beat SD

SAN FRANCISCO -- Silent with the bats at AT&T Park through much of the season, the San Francisco Giants unleashed an unusual torrent of offense that featured four triples and resulted in a 13-8 victory over the San Diego Padres. San Francisco took two of three from the Padres for its first home series win since a May 19-21 sweep over the Dodgers.

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Easy as 1-2-3: Giants triple their fun against Padres

Belt hits two of team's four triples to pace Thursday's offensive breakout

Easy as 1-2-3: Giants triple their fun against Padres

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Belt became the first Giants player to hit two triples in a game since Brett Pill on September 17, 2011, and Matt Duffy and Brandon Crawford each added a triple, as the club did something it had not done in 55 years.

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Beede, Mella among rising stars in Futures Game

Two of Giants' top three prospects to represent club in Cincinnati on July 12

Beede, Mella among rising stars in Futures Game

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-handers Keury Mella and Tyler Beede, two of the Giants' top Minor League prospects, were named Thursday to represent the organization at the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.

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Shaw eager to add to Giants' championship collection

Slugging third baseman taken by club 31st overall

Shaw eager to add to Giants' championship collection

SAN FRANCISCO -- When the San Francisco Giants lost third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox in free agency this offseason, they received the 31st pick in the first round of the 2015 Draft as compensation.

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Manfred covers array of topics in visit to San Francisco

Manfred covers array of topics in visit to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Visiting AT&T Park for the first time since succeeding Bud Selig, Commissioner Rob Manfred discussed adding a replay review center here that would serve as a backup for the existing system in New York.

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Bling around the Posey: 2 slams in 5 days

Giants catcher willing to play first base to help team win

Bling around the Posey: 2 slams in 5 days

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey appears destined to be elected the National League's All-Star catcher. But for the next few weeks, he might occupy a different position for the Giants, more often than not.

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Posey's slam sets pace in shutout of Padres

Posey's slam sets pace in shutout of Padres

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey delivered his second grand slam in five games to back Ryan Vogelsong and propel the San Francisco Giants to a 6-0 victory Wednesday night over the San Diego Padres.

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Susac peaking at the perfect time

Giants catcher triples on big night at plate vs. Padres

Susac peaking at the perfect time

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters he'd like to get Andrew Susac more at-bats, and the catcher responded in a big way, helping San Francisco shut out San Diego 6-0 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park.

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Giants to use left-field platoon to fill in for Aoki

Ishikawa recalled from Triple-A to be in the mix

Giants to use left-field platoon to fill in for Aoki

SAN FRANCISCO -- Though Brandon Belt received first crack Wednesday at replacing Nori Aoki in left field for the Giants, he'll likely share the position with several others in the coming weeks.

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