Posey drives in lone run in Giants’ 1-0 win

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By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO — Tyler Beede pitched one of his best games as a major leaguer, and he got the only run he needed from his battery mate.

Beede went 6.1 innings, allowing zero runs on just three hits, walking one and striking out five and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Miami Marlins 1-0 before a crowd of 33,418 at Oracle Park.

With the victory, Giants manager Bruce Bochy picked up career win number 1,997, leaving him three away from becoming just the 11th manager in major-league to reach the 2,000-win plateau. The previous 10 managers are all members of the Hall of Fame.

Buster Posey drove in the only run that Beede would need in the bottom of the sixth inning, as his bouncer leaped over the head of Starlin Castro that scored Stephen Vogt with the only run of the game.

Vogt led off the inning with a double to the right-center field alley, he then went to third on a Kevin Pillar ground out and then scored on the Posey base hit.

Posey also came up huge behind the plate, as he threw out Magneruis Sierra at second base for the first out of the seventh inning.

Sierra was originally called by second base umpire D.J. Reyburn; however, after a short review, the call was reversed, as Mauricio Dubon tagged Sierra prior to him reaching the base.

The Giants had a chance to get on the board in the bottom of the second inning, Vogt led off the with a single; however, Pillar and Posey were unable to advance. Brandon Crawford singled him to second, but Beede grounded out to Miguel Rojas to end the inning.

Brandon Belt went 3-for-4 on the night, and his second hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning nearly gave the Giants; however, his double bounced into the stands for a ground rule double and Mike Yastrzemski was forced to return to third base. Yastrzemski singled with one out, but the two were stranded, when Evan Longoria struck out to end the inning.

Sandy Alcantara was the hard luck losing pitcher, as he went seven innings, allowing just one run on nine hits, not walking a batter and striking out six. With the loss, Alcantara falls to 5-13 on the season.

Despite allowing a hit in the top of the ninth inning, that was eventually retired by a double play, Shawn Anderson picked up his second save of his major-league career.

Garrett Cooper was forced to leave the game in the bottom of the first inning with a left knee contusion that occurred when he made a diving catch of a Yastrzemski liner. He is considered day-to-day.

NOTES: Belt extended his on-base streak against the Marlins up to 24 games that dates back to July 19, 2014. His streak against the Marlins is the second longest in the majors versus the Marlins, as only former teammate Joe Paniks streak is at 25 games.

The Giants are now 5-8 in September, and are 10-29 in the month since September 1, 2018 that included an 11-game losing streak during the 2018 season.

Abiatal Avelino hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth inning, as the Giants Triple-A team, the Sacramento Rivercats defeated the Round Rock Express 7-5 at Dell Field in Round Rock, Texas.

With the victory, the Rivercats swept the three-game Championship Series and will move on to face the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians affiliate) on Tuesday in Memphis, TN.

This is the first time that the Giants won the Pacific Coast League since they won the 1977 title as the Phoenix Firebirds.

Tonight, was the fifth time this season that the Giants won a game by a 1-0 score, and it is most 1-0 wins in a season since 2008.

The only time that the Giants won more than five 1-0 games in a season since at least 1908 was the 1968 Giants and the 1933 Giants, as each team won six 1-0 games in a season.

UP NEXT: Madison Bumgarner goes for his 10th win on Saturday night, while the Marlins will Robert Dugger to the mound, as he looks for his first win of the season. Game time set for 6:05 p.m.

MLB The Show podcast with Matt Harrington: Angels order full investigation as to who supplied Skaggs with painkillers; Muncy out at least 10 days with wrist fracture; plus more

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On the MLB The Show podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs who passed away at age 27 the autopsy showed that Skaggs took “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents” according to a statement released by the Angels. Skaggs choked on his own vomit when the Angels were in Arlington in preparation to play the Texas Rangers, but on the day Skaggs passed away, the game was canceled due to his death.

#2 The Angels released a statement saying that the team will not rest until it gets a full investigation as to who supplied Skaggs with the painkillers and alcohol. The Skaggs family along with the Angels said that the team has hired Texas attorney Rusty Hardin to help with the investigation.

#3 The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Max Muncy on the 10-day IL due to a wrist fracture. Muncy hopes not to miss more than 10 days and has 33 home runs and 87 RBIs this season. Muncy took a pitch on the wrist as he prepared to swing the pitch was expected to break away but jammed him.

#4 San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey hit in the five-hole for the first time this season on Thursday night. Giants manager Bruce Bochy made the move stating that Posey hitting .246 with six home runs and 35 RBIs was a “change of scenery move.” Posey went 1-4 on Thursday night against San Diego and hit fifth again on Friday night.

#5 Hurricane Dorian was upgraded to a category four and is headed for Miami. The Miami Marlins reportedly will leave three panels of the roof of their park open to avoid giving lift to the roof. The hatches are baton down, but the question remains what condition the park will be in after the storm and what impact will Dorian have on the community in order for the Marlins to continue play. The Fish are scheduled to host the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

Matt Harrington does the MLB The Show podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Tony Perez and why he won’t appear at Jeter’s Hall of Fame inducton; Raiders get set to say goodbye to Oakland; plus more

USA Today file photo: Tony Perez and Andrew Dawson former Miami Marlins executives at the 2016 MLB Draft are considering sitting out the Hall of Fame induction boycotting their former boss Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter, who is going into the Hall of Fame.

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast:

#1 Former Cincinnati Reds first baseman Tony Perez was a super star, a big part of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine. Then he retired and later became the Reds manager, but was fired after about a month by the then late Reds owner Marge Schott. It was a firing that shocked not only Perez but also the team and many in the organization.

#2 After Perez’ firing at the Reds, he was later hired in Florida, joining the Miami Marlins as a front office executive. Then when Derek Jeter bought and fired former Marlin players Andre Dawson, Jeff Conine, former manager Jack McKeon and Perez. The four have said including Hall of Famers Dawson and Perez said their leaning towards boycotting Jeter’s induction at Cooperstown.

#3 With Perez considering not appearing at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction of Jeter and joined by three other big name ex-Marlins, how does this fly in the face of a Jeter induction and will this be more of a distraction at the Hall of Fame inductions as this most likely will be the topic of conversation at the Hall on the day in question?

#4 This being the Oakland Raiders’ final season in Oakland. The Raiders are in camp and play their first preseason game on August 10th against the Dallas Cowboys at the Coliseum. There will be a lot memories left as the Raiders will close out this season in Oakland.

#5 The Raiders have been the subject of the HBO special “Hard Knocks”. HBO had approached nearly all 30 teams about doing a “Hard Knocks” special, but didn’t get a yes. Fans and viewers have said the Oakland Raiders, who have bucked the NFL and the commissioner in decades past, would be the perfect team to do the special on. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock says does not approve of the special on his team, but nonetheless, the production crew is in camp and in production.

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast is heard each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

MLB The Show podcast with Matt Harrington: Ex-Marlins most likely will boycott Jeter HOF speech; Twins reach 200 home runs fastest of the season; plus more

file photo from Cincinnati.com: Former Miami Marlins Tony Perez (left) and Andre Dawson (right) who were fired by Marlins owner Derek Jeter will most likely skip Jeter’s Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown. Also, former Marlins Jeff Conine and ex-manager Jack McKeon are also considering sitting out Jeter’s HOF speech.

On the MLB The Show podcast with Matt:

#1 Former Miami Marlins Andre Dawson, Jeff Conine, Tony Perez and Jack McKeon most likely will not attend Marlins owner and former New York Yankee great Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame speech at his induction. The four former players and McKeon the manager were unceremoniously fired when Jeter took over as team owner.

#2 It was the Houston Astros’ Gerrit Cole who was the pitcher who reached 200 strikeouts the fastest in the majors this season. Now, the team who has reached 200 home runs the fastest, are the Minnesota Twins making no secret they’re a fences swinging club.

#3 Speaking of home runs, the Boston Red Sox Mookie Betts’ three-home run game. He’s the fourth player in the last four days to hit three runs in a game.

#4 The New York Mets’ Robinson Cano, who had hit only six home runs all season, got three home runs on Tuesday starting the multiple home run derby for the last four days.

#5 The San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner sweepstakes is over, according to sources. Multiple teams inquired about acquiring the Giants superstar pitcher, but there were not enough prospects that clubs could up with to get MadBum. While the deadline is July 31st, the team is confident that Bumgarner is staying.

Matt Harrington does the MLB podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsadioservice.com


San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Giants snap out of it, get a 2-run win in Miami

sfgate.com photo: San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford high-fives his teammates after the Giants defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1 in a baseball game, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Miami.

On the Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 22 years ago, the Giants and Miami Marlins were in a dog fight for the top spot in the National League and today they are battling to get out of the cellar. Lots have changed between both clubs in those 22 years.

#2 The Giants finally snapped their losing streak, getting a 7-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday morning in Miami after losing seven straight games. Manager Bruce Bochy said it was a relief to win a game.

#3 The Giants avoided a sweep, and with the win, the Giants move up to 2 1/2 games over the Marlins in the National League standings.

#4 Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford said it was a team effort saying that there was only one goal and that was to end the losing streak.

#5 The Giants head to Camden Yards to face the Baltimore Orioles for a 4:05 pm start on Friday night. Starter for the Giants, Drew Pomeranz (1-5, 6.45 ERA), and for Baltimore, Andrew Cashner (5-2, 4.55 ERA).

Michael Duca hosts the Giants podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Giants break skid with 3-1 win over Marlins

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By Jeremy Harness

The Giants snapped a seven-game losing streak Thursday afternoon, when they downed the Miami Marlins, 3-1, at Marlins Park.

In the process, they salvaged the finale of a three-game series.

Tyler Beede had a solid outing for the Giants, as he went six innings and surrendered only a run on five hits. He walked three and struck out four, but he did not factor in the decision. Instead, Reyes Moronta, who pitched a scoreless seventh during which he gave up only a walk, picked up his second win of the season.

In fact, as well as he pitched, Beede would have stood to take the loss, as he left the game trailing 1-0. However, Mike Yastrzemski, Hall of Famer Carl’s grandson, tied the game at 1-1 by bringing home Brandon Crawford with a single in the top of the seventh.

One inning later, Crawford himself drove in a pair of runs with a ground-rule double, as he drove home Buster Posey and Brandon Belt. On the down side, Crawford was the only Giant who had more than one hit on Thursday.

For the Marlins, starter Sandy Alcantara shut out the Giants for six innings, as he surrendered only a pair of hits as well as five walks. He, like Beede, ended up with a no-decision.

Like the Giants, Miami only had one player who had more than one hit, as Garrett Cooper had a pair of singles.

Marlins hold on, keep sad-sack Giants sinking

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By Jeremy Harness

Twenty-two years ago, the Giants and the then-Florida Marlins went toe-to-toe in the National League Division Series, a series that saw the Marlins move on and eventually win the World Series.

Fast forward to 2019, and now the two teams are battling it out as two of the worst teams in baseball.

The Marlins technically have the inferior record at 19-34, but based on how the two teams have played the past two days, that is hard to believe. Miami downed the 21-33 Giants by a score of 4-2 Wednesday night at Marlins Park, less than 24 hours after the Marlins bombed them, 11-2.

The Giants may have three World Series banners floating around Oracle Park, but they sure have been hanging a lot of L’s these days.

Wednesday was the seventh straight loss for the Giants, and despite winning three World Series in five years, they stand a chance of finishing the decade with a losing record. Depending on who you talk to, that fact is either very funny or tragic indeed.

After Miami took the early lead with a run in the third, Brandon Belt’s solo home run tied the game in the fourth. The Marlins then scored three unanswered runs over the next four innings, and the Giants could not recover.

Madison Bumgarner had a solid outing, going six innings and gave up only a pair of runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. However, his record fell to 3-5, as he was the victim of the Giants’ miserable offense, which is statistically one of the worst in the majors.

To pour a little more salt into the wound, former Giants closer Sergio Romo, who had a big hand in the World Series run and put the finishing touches on the 2012 Fall Classic, nailed down the save for the Marlins, although he did surrender a run on two hits in the process.

Despite all of this, there is some good news, in that you don’t have to look very far to find a good baseball team, and the tickets are more than half the price. The A’s have recently gone on a 10-game winning streak and are heading toward the top of the American League standings.

To add to the good cheer, the Golden State Warriors are heading to their fifth consecutive NBA Finals, a series that starts Thursday night in Toronto against the Raptors.

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Giants look to end skid tonight in Miami; A’s jets are cooled drop second straight game after long win streak

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On Headline Sports with London:

#1 The San Francisco Giants have now lost six straight games. The latest loss was on Tuesday night in Miami where they were crushed by the hosts, the Miami Marlins, 11-3. The Marlins did most of their damage with four runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth.

#2 The Oakland A’s gave it their all, but couldn’t get their 11th straight win as the LA Angles scored twice in the top of the ninth to get a two-run lead over the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum in a 6-4 Angels win. The A’s took another loss for the second straight loss to the Angels on Wednesday afternoon 12-7 in extra innings.

#3 The San Jose Earthquakes are 5-2-6. They have won three out of their last four games and are on the road to face the DC United. The Quakes have a confidence about them that you didn’t see before.

#4 The NBA Finals are coming on Thursday night. The Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors will battle in Toronto in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

#5 The Boston Bruins and St Louis Blues played some old fashion physical hockey in Game 1 on Monday night at TD Waterhouse Garden. The Blues were up by two goals until the Bruins’ Sean Kuraly scored a third period goal to snap a tie and assisted on another goal to help the B’s get a 4-2 win. The Blues and B’s battle again tonight in Boston for Game 2.

London does Headline Sports each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Giants routed by Marlins 11-3; SF lost 6 straight

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By Jeremy Kahn

Once again, the San Francisco Giants gave up double digits in runs and the game slipped in a nutshell.

Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper each hit three-run home runs, as the Miami Marlins defeated the Giants 11-3 at Marlins Park.

The Alfaro and Cooper three-run blasts were the first three-run home runs by the Marlins during the 2019 season.

This was the third time in four games that the Giants have allowed at least 10 runs in a game, and have lost six in a row.

Over their last four games, the Giants have been outscored 45-11 and are a season-high 11 games under .500.

Joe Panik gave the Giants a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as he hit the first pitch of the game off of Trevor Richards for a solo home run.

Following the Panik home run, Richards settled down, as he ended up going seven innings, allowing just one run on two hits and the Marlins have won eight out of their last 11 games.

Alfaro blew the game wide open in the bottom of the fifth inning, as he hit a three-run home run and then Cooper put the Marlins in double figures, when he smashed his three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Thru their first 51 games of the season, the Marlins did not hit a three-run home run and ended the night with two.

Rosell Herrera closed out the scoring for the Marlins in the bottom of the eighth inning, as he hit a pinch-hit home run, his first home run of the season.

All of the Marlins first seven runs came with two outs, as the Marlins are now 10-4 since 2017 against the Giants.

Jeff Samardzija lost for the third time in a row, as he saw his record fall to 2-4 on the season. Samardzija gave up a season-high five earned runs in four innings of work, tying his shortest start of 2019.

NOTES: Nick Vincent was forced to leave the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a trainer.

UP NEXT: Madison Bumgarner heads to the mound on Wednesday, as he looks for his fourth win of the season. Thus far in the month of May, Bumgarner is 2-0 in five starts and on the season, has walked only 13 and struck out 70.

Pablo Lopez will his first ever start against the Giants on Wednesday, as he looks to improve his record up to 4-5. On the season, Lopez is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in four home starts during 2019.

Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Gould insists on leaving 49ers, won’t report to practice; Kluber fractures forearm from line drive; plus more

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On the Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler has warned San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould to be careful what you wish for in Gould not reporting to practice for the 49ers. He has asked for the team to release him so he could kick for the Chicago Bears and be closer to his home in Chicago. The 49ers refuse and have told Gould they are holding him to his contract. Butler said that going back to Chicago a second time doesn’t guarantee success.

#2 Cleveland Indians pitcher Cory Kluber took a line drive off his forearm on Wednesday night and broke his forearm. The Miami Marlins’ Brian Anderson hit a line drive that Kluber tried to block and ended up using his glove hand to scoop throw the ball to first, but it too late. Kluber has an ERA of 5.81.

#3 Omaha Beach has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of breathing problems. Omaha Beach developed a cough and breathing problems and a medical team said that Omaha Beach will need corrective surgery and the surgery is not life-threatening or career-ending. The new favorite for the Kentucky Derby is now Roadster (6-1) with Improbable (6-1) just behind.

#4 The Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard didn’t set the world on fire against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, but his teammates came through to help for the 97-90 win. The Blazers’ C.J. McCollum led with 20 points and Lilliard finished with 15 points. With the win, the Blazers tie the series 1-1.

#5 It was reported by Yahoo Sports that Palm Beach Florida police issued a fake bomb threat in order to install cameras at the spa which New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft would be recorded receiving sexual favors at Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Kraft’s lawyers said that the video was obtained by illegally installing the cameras. A masseuse has been arrested in connection with the case.

Tony does the Headline Sports podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com