7/22/2014 | Giants proud of infielders' development
The Giants' baseball operations staff is being rewarded for its labor. Monday's 7-4 victory over Philadelphia ended with the Giants using an infield consisting entirely of homegrown players. Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy started an infield produced entirely by the Giants system, and San Francisco also employed a homegrown starting infield a handful of times earlier this year.
7/22/2014 | Pence a fitting winner of Heart and Hustle Award
Hunter Pence was named Tuesday as the Giants' recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, given annually to honor players who demonstrate passion for the game and best embody baseball's values, spirit and tradition.
7/22/2014 | Burnett focused on opposing Giants, not trade talk
As is the case for a handful of his Philadelphia teammates, A.J. Burnett's days with the Phillies may be numbered. He'll be opposed Wednesday by All-Star Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner.
7/21/2014 | Duvall's homer lifts Giants to win over Phillies
Freshly recalled from Triple-A Fresno to replace concussion-riddled Brandon Belt, Adam Duvall collected two hits, including a two-run, sixth-inning homer. It launched a three-run uprising Monday that helped the Giants secure their fourth victory in five games, a 7-4 triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies.
7/21/2014 | Two reviews favor Phillies; one goes for Giants
A replay review in the second inning of Monday night's series opener between the Phillies and Giants confirmed that Michael Morse was legitimately tagged out at home plate. Another replay review was called for with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge on a play at first base. Sandberg's luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth, though, when he lost a challenge on the final play of the game.
7/21/2014 | Giants send Petit to face Phillies in place of Cain
With Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants in his place Tuesday. He'll be opposed by the Phillies' Roberto Hernandez, who's coming off his strongest outing of the season.
7/21/2014 | Uggla signed by Giants to Minor League deal
The Giants, who signed Dan Uggla to a Minor League contract Monday, hope that a change of scenery will help him regain the form that once made him one of the game's most formidable slugging infielders.
7/21/2014 | Elbow inflammation sends Cain to disabled list
The Giants placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation amid a flurry of roster moves.
7/20/2014 | Giants lose late challenge at first base vs. Marlins
Sunday's top of the eighth inning between the Giants and Marlins ended with a review on a bang-bang play at first involving Buster Posey. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call but the play was confirmed.
7/20/2014 | Errant pitches sink Lincecum, Giants in Miami
Two mistakes cost Tim Lincecum the loss when the Giants dropped the series finale, 3-2, on Sunday at Marlins Park -- a sweaty offspeed pitch in the first inning and a wild pitch in the seventh.
7/20/2014 | Arias gets chance to improve numbers vs. lefties
Shortstop Brandon Crawford was out of the Giants' lineup and Joaquin Arias was in Sunday at Marlins Park -- but manager Bruce Bochy confirmed he was just invoking a routine day-game-after-night-game strategy in order to give Arias a chance against Marlins lefty Brad Hand.
7/20/2014 | Concussion sends Belt to disabled list
In addition to dropping the series finale to the Marlins on Sunday, the Giants also lost Brandon Belt to a concussion. A roster move will be made official Monday. Belt could be placed on either the seven-day concussion list or the 15-day disabled list.
7/20/2014 | Lee returns focused on helping Phillies win
Cliff Lee finally rejoins the starting rotation Monday after landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained left elbow. Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong will oppose Lee having lost four consecutive starts, but the blame lies on the shoulders of the Giants' offense.
7/19/2014 | Hudson extends winning streak over Marlins
Tim Hudson extended his winning streak over the Marlins to six games, as he held the Fish to one run in 7 1/3 innings in the Giants' 5-3 victory at Marlins Park on Saturday.
7/19/2014 | BP incident could mean concussion for Belt
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will be tested for a concussion before Sunday's series finale against the Marlins. He was removed from Saturday's game in the bottom of the third inning due to dizziness.
7/19/2014 | Panik settling in, could stick at No. 2 spot
Before Friday's 9-1 rout of the Marlins, Giants rookie Joe Panik returned to the No. 2 spot in the lineup for the first time since July 7 and looked a lot more comfortable than he has in his short tenure in the big leagues.
7/19/2014 | Giants showing signs of life on offense
If the last few games are anything to go by, it looks like the Giants might finally be waking up from their June slumber. They scored 17 runs combined in the game before the All-Star break and Friday night and in the process returned to their old two-out, clutch-hitting ways.
7/18/2014 | MadBum, Giants open second half with rout of Fish
The Giants only needed two runs to beat the Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park. But they strung together three innings of clutch hitting and clobbered the Marlins on their way to a 9-1 victory to open the second half of the season.
7/18/2014 | All-Star spectators Alvarez, Hudson meet in Miami
There is some inherent disappointment in not getting into the All-Star Game after making the team, but Tim Hudson and Henderson Alvarez will get a chance to channel any of those feelings while pitching against each other. The two right-handers will take to the Marlins Park mound on Saturday for the second game of a three-game set between the Giants and Marlins.
7/18/2014 | Giants plane diverted for Righetti's vertigo
Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti experienced a spell of vertigo related to a virus while en route to Miami on the team's chartered flight Thursday. The plane was diverted to Las Vegas so the 55-year-old could be taken to a hospital. He has since been discharged.
7/18/2014 | Stiff neck keeps Scutaro out of series-opening lineup
This time, it wasn't Marco Scutaro's back that kept him out of the Giants' lineup. In fact, manager Bruce Bochy said the second baseman's ailment that kept him out of Friday's series opener against the Marlins was related instead to a stiff neck, which has been bothering Scutaro since Thursday.
7/16/2014 | Pence, Hudson tip caps to AL All-Stars, Jeter
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence got one at-bat in Tuesday's All-Star Game and was stranded in the on-deck circle to end the NL's 5-3 loss, while Tim Hudson didn't pitch. Both said it was special to see retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter get two hits in his final All-Star Game.
7/16/2014 | Giants don't dwell on losing Series advantage
The American League's 5-3 triumph Tuesday meant that the Giants won't have home-field advantage if they reach the World Series. Of course, the Giants still face the monumental task of reaching the World Series. That's why right fielder Hunter Pence and right-hander Tim Hudson refused to fixate on the AL's October edge.
7/16/2014 | Idle All-Star Hudson gets praise from Marichal
Giants right-hander Tim Hudson was among three National Leaguers not to appear in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. But he's accustomed to that. Hudson has pitched only once in his four All-Star forays. Meanwhile, a distinguished All-Star guest praised Hudson's overall performance this year.
7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory
Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.
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