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No-hit bid fails, Padres settle for 3-2 win over Miami

Jul. 17, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played their first game in 1969, are the only major league...

Solano's go-ahead homer keys Giants 11-8 win over Rockies

Jul. 17, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a day when two of the San Francisco Giants' core players were getting a well-deserved rest, their replacements came through in a big way. Donovan Solano had four hits, including a tie-breaking home run, Stephen Vogt homered and doubled, and San Francisco beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on...

Gamel's RBI double in 9th lifts Brewers past Giants 5-4

Jul. 14, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel picked a great time to break out of a slump. Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night. "It was a big hit," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "A...

Thames, Aguilar help Brewers hold of Giants 5-3

Jun. 16, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sometimes, even veterans get nervous. Milwaukee Brewers reliever Matt Albers acknowledged he had to shake off jitters when he inherited a base-loaded, no-outs situation in a crucial spot Sunday. "You just try to take a deep breath and make pitches," the 36-year-old right-hander said....

Seager makes Giants' strategy backfire in Dodgers' 7-2 win

Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corey Seager didn't question the San Francisco Giants' strategy of avoiding the National League's most dangerous hitter. He just made sure it backfired. Seager had three of his four hits and three of his four RBIs following intentional walks to Cody Bellinger, and the Los Angeles...

Vargas goes old school, shuts out Giants; Mets lose Canó

Jun. 5, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rarely in modern baseball does a starting pitcher get to face the opposing lineup for a fourth time. For soft-tossing, back-of-the-rotation types, it's more like hardly ever. Jason Vargas began his career during a different era, and Mets manager Mickey Callaway was there to see him back in...

Marlins send Giants to 6th consecutive loss, 11-3

May. 28, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Runs were tough to come by for the Miami Marlins until their recent turnaround, and now they're scoring several at a time. Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper hit Miami's first three-run homers of the year Tuesday in an 11-3 win over the San Francisco Giants, who lost their sixth game in a row....

Diamondbacks break out of slump with 18-2 win over Giants

May. 25, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks took out a week of frustrations on San Francisco's pitching staff. Ildemaro Vargas had five hits and a home run, Adam Jones added four hits and a homer, and the Diamondbacks broke out of a slump in a big way, beating the Giants 18-2 on Friday night in the...

Swanson, Freeman go back-to-back as Braves beat Giants 9-2

May. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried has received more run support this season than any other pitcher in the National League. Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman — with some help from San Francisco's defense — helped keep that trend going on a night when Fried wasn't his...