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5/4/2016 | Inconsistent Peavy knows he must improve

Giants right-hander Jake Peavy has dropped three of four decisions, most recently Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds that ended San Francisco's 3-3, two-city trip. He owns an inflated 9.00 ERA through six starts. Manager Bruce Bochy has maintained steadfast belief in Peavy, his staff ace more than a decade ago when both were with San Diego. But nobody needs to tell either man that Peavy's performances aren't self-sustaining.

5/4/2016 | Reds ride four homers to victory over Giants

Slugging four home runs off Jake Peavy -- including three in the bottom of the second inning -- the Reds powered their way to a 7-4 victory over the Giants to salvage the finale of their three-game series.

5/4/2016 | Giants wouldn't promise Lincecum starter spot

Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged the club's interest in re-signing Tim Lincecum but wouldn't commit to guaranteeing the popular right-hander a spot in the starting rotation, which the Cy Young Award winner is assumed to seek.

5/4/2016 | Pipeline preview: Mets slugger Smith, Giants RHP Bickford in action

Mets top prospect Dominic Smith headlines Wednesday's action, which also includes Giants No. 3 prospect Phil Bickford on the mound and a pitchers' duel between the Blue Jays' Conner Greene and the Brewers' Kodi Medeiros.

5/4/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi among top prospect performers Tuesday

After they were rained out to begin the week, Class A Advanced Salem continued their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader road sweep of Carolina as Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi paced Salem's offense.

5/3/2016 | Giants slip past Reds with eventful 8th

The Giants' go-ahead rally in Tuesday night's 3-1 victory over the Reds featured more ingredients than Cincinnati-style chili (a mix of questionable nutritional value featuring spaghetti, meat paste and shredded cheese, to which beans and onions are often added).

5/3/2016 | Superb Samardzija leads Giants to victory

Jeff Samardzija pitched eight stellar innings and got picked up by another Reds bullpen stumble with two Giants runs in the top of the eighth for a 3-1 victory Tuesday.

5/3/2016 | Reds, Giants may get key pieces back in finale

A pair of infielders, one from each team, could return to their respective lineups Wednesday as the Giants and Reds complete their three-game series. Cincinnati shortstop Zack Cozart, whose playing status is day to day with tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee, is poised to return to action. San Francisco second baseman Joe Panik, recovering from a groin injury, also might be back on the field.

5/3/2016 | Panik close to return; injured relievers progress

Giants second baseman Joe Panik continued to gain momentum in his recovery from a tight right groin and remained on course to return to the lineup Wednesday or Thursday.

5/3/2016 | Workhorse reliever Osich gets a break

Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't want Josh Osich to touch a baseball Tuesday, much less throw one. Osich led the National League with 15 appearances entering Tuesday, having pitched in each of San Francisco's previous three games.

5/3/2016 | Crawford sees payoff from good at-bats

Brandon Crawford took a huge first step toward reversing the hitting statistics in his favor as he drove in the Giants' final four runs Monday with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and an RBI single in the ninth to help San Francisco surge past the Cincinnati Reds, 9-6.

5/3/2016 | Cueto's return to Cincy brings mixed emotions

The first bursts of noise that Johnny Cueto heard Monday night came from the fans. Thanking him for the charisma he displayed and the mound presence he maintained during his 7 1/2 seasons with the Reds, the Great American Ball Park patrons greeted Cueto with warm ovations as he began warming up for the first inning and when he batted one inning later. The next round of sound wasn't so pleasant for Cueto.