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Giants face busy offseason finding Bochy's replacement

Sep. 30, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An era is over, that's certain. Manager Bruce Bochy is retiring from the San Francisco Giants, and one of his top pitchers — Madison Bumgarner — might be gone, too. And that might just be the beginning in an offseason of change for the franchise. President of baseball...

Davis hits first career home run to lift Giants past Rox

Sep. 26, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jaylin Davis recently met "The Say Hey Kid" and later learned from manager Bruce Bochy that Hall of Famer Willie Mays had his own early struggles at the plate. Bochy reminded Davis to relax, have fun. Davis finally hit his first career home run Wednesday, a timely drive to end the game...

Pillar hits go-ahead HR to lift Giants over Cardinals 9-8

Sep. 5, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kevin Pillar is enjoying every minute of his career season. The Giants outfielder had four hits, including a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and San Francisco rallied to cool off the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 Wednesday night. "Every time I hit one, it's still special," Pillar...

Padres power past Giants 8-4, spoil Sandoval's final AB

Sep. 1, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval gave fans at Oracle Park plenty of reason to cheer during 10 seasons over two stints with the Giants. On Sunday in what could be his final game in San Francisco, a crowd of nearly 39,000 rose to honor Sandoval once again. It didn't take a storybook home run. Not even a...

Myers, Machado lead Padres to 4-1 win over the Giants

Sep. 1, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joey Lucchesi got a vote of confidence from his manager in a key situation, and it made all the difference. Wil Myers homered, Manny Machado was 2 for 3 with a triple and Lucchesi pitched six strong innings as the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Saturday...

Bumgarner keeps rolling, Giants thump Padres 8-3

Aug. 31, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was mostly pleased with his latest gem, and his eyes seemed to light up when the Giants' lefty was told he leads the National League in innings pitched. Bumgarner's batting was completely different and had San Francisco's ace often muttering at the plate. He allowed...

Paddack rebounds, leads Padres to 5-3 win over Giants

Aug. 30, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Paddack is aware that the San Diego Padres will soon shut him down for the season in order to limit the wear and tear on his pitching arm. For now, Paddack, a 23-year-old rookie, is trying to put together as strong a finish as possible. Paddack rebounded from his worst start of...

Vogt hits 3-run homer as Giants beat his former A's club

Aug. 25, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt wore a special new pair of cleats that he let his kids color all over. He greeted all his old Oakland friends in the stands and behind the scenes at the ballpark where he is still very much beloved, then received the warmest of welcomes wearing the other team's uniform....

Vogt hits three-homer as Giants beat his former A's club

Aug. 25, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt's three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and broke it open against his former club, Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in San Francisco's biggest inning of 2019, and the Giants beat the surging Athletics 10-5 on Saturday night. Brandon Crawford...

Sandoval to have season-ending reconstructive elbow surgery

Aug. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval grew teary at the thought he may never make another play for retiring manager Bruce Bochy, a father figure to the third baseman who resurrected his career during a second stint in San Francisco. Perhaps there's still a chance of another swing or two — if both...