| Aug 20, 2013
1. Dodgers (2): They were 30-42 on June 21. Do the math. Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig and the big-money lineup tend to get the attention, but they're winning mostly with pitching, holding opponents to 2.9 runs per game since the All-Star break.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:12 PM
A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.
One swing of the bat rewrote that happy ending.
Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Denard Span made a diving catch in deep center field with two runners on base for the final out, and the Washington Nationals held off the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Jordan Zimmermann (14-6) increased his...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:54 PM
They had a plan. Really, a pretty good one. Trouble was, the Dodgers could never get their eight guys with healthy limbs together at the same time.
The Dodgers finally got a look at their plan -- or at least one with Yasiel Puig subbing for Carl...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:21 PM
As much entertainment as Yasiel Puig has provided in his three weeks with the Dodgers, his presence hasn't had a pronounced effect on the team's win-loss record.
Until now, perhaps.
By virtue of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:49 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat Tuesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 victory in front of a festive crowd.
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:34 PM
No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.
When it comes to winning games, Bruce Bochy does more with less. He wouldn't mind a little more relaxation.
With the dominant pitching staff built around Tim Lincecum, Matt...
| Oct 18, 2012
ST. LOUIS — As the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said, "No Albert, no Tony, no problem.''
With that in the public record, what's the big deal with a marathon rain delay?
It was no sweat for the Cardinals. Not much is these days.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:52 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position -- way ahead in a postseason series.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:13 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next.
Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn't need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:16 AM
DETROIT, Mich. -- Don't mess with San Francisco when it comes to the World Series.
For the second time in three years, the Giants claimed Major League Baseball's top prize.
Completing their sweep of the Tigers took extra innings, but the Giants...