Tag Archives: San Francisco Giants

Dodgers win fifth division championship;Giants drop 4-2 contest to open series

September 22, 2017

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe sprays sparkling wine in the locker room after the Dodgers won the NL West title with a 4-2 defeat of the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) By Jeremy Kahn On the same day that the Los Angeles […]

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Engaged Giants sweep short series against the suddenly, tumbling Rockies

September 20, 2017

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  By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–The Giants didn’t crawl any closer to 100 losses. Folks sitting in the right field arcade got to chase after a home run ball hit by the good guys. And Matt Moore didn’t surrender any extra-base hits. For the thought-to-be forlorn Giants, today was a good day. For the struggling […]

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2018 Giants must figure out how to gain ground in the competitive NL West

September 19, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–The Giants are rumored to want to bring back a majority of their 25-man roster, a retooling project as opposed to a rebuilding effort to shape their 2018 squad. Add a power source, the thinking goes, someone like Giancarlo Stanton, if not Stanton himself, and that big bat in the middle […]

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Mr. Intense: Vogelsong’s impact on the Giants bigger than his numbers

September 17, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO–Ryan Vogelsong was back. But his signature intensity was not. The then 39-year old former Giants pitcher attempted to extend his big league career one more season by accepting a spring training invite from the Twins. But when it became apparent that he wouldn’t make the Opening Day roster, Vogelsong checked […]

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Ex-Giant Ryan Vogelsong retires, Giants avoid sweep with big 7-2 win over Dbacks

September 17, 2017

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Stratton throws to the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin) By: Ana Kieu SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong retired on the same mound where it all began and the San Francisco Giants avoided a sweep with […]

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Diamondbacks continue momentum, top Giants 2-0

September 16, 2017

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Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda waves to fans prior to the San Francisco Giants’ baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By: Ana Kieu SAN FRANCISCO — Despite it being Orlando Cepeda bobblehead night, the San Francisco Giants were unable to get a win, falling […]

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Moore of the same: Giants drop series finale as Matt Moore loses for the 14th time

September 14, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO– It may have been the most telling at-bat of the Giants’ 22,000 some-odd at-bat, 2017 season. It certainly felt like the most telling at-bat of the season for pitcher Matt Moore. Laboring near 100 pitches and trying gamely to survive the fifth inning, while allowing only two runs, both in […]

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Giants send Dodgers to an LA-record 11th consecutive loss–at 2 a.m.

September 12, 2017

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By Morris Phillips SAN FRANCISCO– The rain finally stopped, play resumed, the runs came steadily–first from the Giants, then the Dodgers–and in the end, at 2:10 a.m., the visitors in blue had a very, embarrassing loss after an unusually long night at the ballpark. It never rains in Southern California? OK, this one was at […]

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Road woes continue, Giants fall to White Sox 8-1 in laugher

September 10, 2017

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Chicago White Sox’s Avisail Garcia, center, scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, as home plate umpire Eric Cooper looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) By Ana Kieu The San Francisco Giants closed out the three-game series with a brutal […]

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Walked off by a walk? At Coors, the Giants find creative ways to lose

September 4, 2017

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By Morris Phillips Giants win one at Coors Field? In 2017, that’s complicated. The NL West cellar dwellers couldn’t decipher a familiar foe on Monday, the seventh time this season the Giants failed to get a win in Denver against the Rockies. Chris Stratton started, looking to build on his previous three starts, and was […]

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