Giants News

  • Sanchez's hit in 12th gives Giants walk-off

    Hector Sanchez's two-out single snapped a 12th-inning deadlock and ended a four-hour, 54-minute standoff Tuesday night as the Giants outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2.

  • Giants win challenge in 10th vs. Dodgers

    A 10th-inning call that initially denied the Giants a leadoff baserunner in their game against the Dodgers was overturned following a video review.

  • Irvin's message highlights Jackie tribute

    The Giants concluded their observance of Jackie Robinson Day with a unique touch: Public-address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon, speaking from a podium set up behind home plate, read a message from Monte Irvin, the Hall of Fame outfielder who competed against Robinson when their clubs occupied New York and Brooklyn.

  • Maholm to get new view of rivalry

    Paul Maholm experienced the Dodgers-Giants rivalry as a participant when the teams met April 5 at Dodger Stadium, but he gets his first taste of being in enemy territory when he starts for the Dodgers vs. Ryan Vogelsong at AT&T Park on Wednesday night.

  • Giants hold off on activating Affeldt from DL

    The Giants delayed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt's reinstatement from the disabled list until Wednesday, giving themselves more time to address the difficulty of making a corresponding roster move.

  • Giants sticking with Crawford batting seventh

    The question arises whenever Brandon Crawford thrives offensively: Would the Giants consider elevating him in the batting order? Manager Bruce Bochy's usual answer is the same one he delivered Tuesday -- no.

  • Cain lends support to San Francisco RBI

    Giants right-hander Matt Cain has become an ardent supporter of San Francisco RBI, a non-profit that promotes literacy by working with students at Dr. William L. Cobb Elementary School and middle schoolers at KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Bay Area Academy.

  • Giants' offense having fun on and off the field

    The Giants are demonstrating how teamwork can grow through rivalry. It's friendly rivalry, of course. Three groups of position players and starting pitchers are vying to maintain the team's best offensive execution, based on an unofficial point system that rewards subtleties such as hitting behind a baserunner as well as heroics, such as home runs.

  • Giants win on Crawford's splash homer

    Brandon Crawford delivered the Giants' first walk-off victory of the season, clobbering a 10th-inning leadoff home run Sunday to give San Francisco a 5-4 decision over the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.

  • Robinson Day special for Giants' Dunston

    With a son having embarked upon a professional baseball career, Giants coach Shawon Dunston has made him aware of Jackie Robinson's enduring impact.

  • Affeldt's return to force tough roster move

    The Giants face a challenging roster decision, perhaps as early as Tuesday, when they activate left-hander Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list.

  • Giants' Crawford raking early vs. southpaws

    Though the season remains in its infancy, Brandon Crawford has dispelled any notion that left-handed pitching overwhelms him. The Giants shortstop has been especially proficient lately against lefties -- who, according to baseball's time-honored percentages, should give him fits since he bats left-handed.

  • Cain goes seven strong, but Giants shut out

    Buoyed by six scoreless innings from their relief corps, the Rockies handed the Giants a 1-0 loss on Saturday at AT&T Park to even the series.

  • Bochy doesn't want Pablo distracted

    Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been under the microscope this year as he begins the final season of his contract, and he's been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons lately.

  • Morse swinging hot bat, fitting in with Giants

    Giants outfielder Michael Morse is quickly becoming a fan favorite at AT&T Park. Between his walk-up songs like the sing-a-long "Take On Me" and Bay Area rap classic "Blow the Whistle," the ballpark is always buzzing whenever Morse steps in the batter's box.

  • Posey at first with Sanchez behind the plate

    Brandon Belt was on the bench to start Saturday's matinee against the Rockies, as Buster Posey made his first start of the year at first base. But the move has just as much to do with manager Bruce Bochy's confidence in backup catcher Hector Sanchez.

  • Bumgarner's grand night leads Giants to win

    While it wasn't surprising to see Madison Bumgarner go six innings in a winning effort Friday night, he had the ballpark rocking after his fourth-inning grand slam, which propelled the Giants to a 6-5 win over the visiting Rockies.

  • Pagan, Posey get rest in opener vs. Rockies

    Even though he has a 10-game hitting streak to start the season, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was absent from Friday night's lineup against the visiting Rockies, as Juan Perez made his first career start as a leadoff hitter instead. Buster Posey also got the night off against Colorado.