| Jul 27, 2014
| 11:05 PM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - San Francisco Giants SAN FRANCISCO -- With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, the San Francisco Giants must decide if their chief need is a bat or an everyday center fielder.
They hope Angel Pagan will help them...
| Jul 6, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made a throwing error in the 11th inning that allowed Josh Willingham to score from second base, giving the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 victory over New York.
With the bases loaded, Trevor Plouffe hit a...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:59 PM
What’s up with the San Francisco Giants?
Lost in the euphoria of Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter Wednesday was the fact that the 8-0 victory brought the Dodgers to within four games of the Giants in the National League West.
On June 8, the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The state of baseball is strong.
The state of baseball is California.
Never have four of the state's five major league teams qualified for the playoffs in the same year. But this could be the most golden of Octobers in the Golden State.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Eighteen months ago, Matt Kemp did something at Dodger Stadium he was supposed to do, that he did fairly routinely.
He hit a home run.
This is the stunning thing, though: That was the last time he hit a homer at Chavez Ravine, or at least it was until...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss.
In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something.
Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Final: Giants 8, Dodgers 4
It was a rough day for the Dodgers. It started with an upset Matt Kemp, a late and benched Yasiel Puig, and two two innings that more resembled a blooper rather than a highlight reel.
Balls were bobbled and lost in the sun....
| May 8, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Considering the season is only a little more than a month old, the Dodgers went into their series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday with an unusual sense of urgency.
A day that ended with the Giants scoring twice in the 10th inning...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:48 PM
ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett remains in search of his first victory, as he made another solid start for which he wasn't rewarded. Beckett limited the Giants to one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings, lowering his earned-run average to 2.80 in the process....
| May 11, 2014
Last week's rankings in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. DETROIT: Tigers start May off by winning 6 of 8 as Martinez, Cabrera combine to hit .338 with 5 HRs, 16 RBIs (1)
2. SAN FRANCISCO: Giants lose top power threat Brandon Belt...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:20 PM
It’s not so nasty anymore, this rivalry. Still there, certainly, but in recent years Dodgers-Giants games have become an almost polite rivalry.
The roots run very deep, however, and Friday night the rivalry was freshened up a tad, intentionally or...