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Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado points skyward as he celebrates a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday Aug. 3, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Rockies beat Giants 7-6, match best start in team history

Aug. 4, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The NL West-leading Colorado Rockies are off to a sizzling start with their top slugger in a slump. Now even he's starting to heat up. Nolan Arenado hit his first homer of the season to ignite a five-run sixth inning and the Rockies matched their best start in franchise history by holding on...

San Francisco Giants' Mike Yastrzemski watches his game-ending solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Giants won 7-6. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Giants rally on Yastrzemski's 2nd HR, walk off with 7-6 win

Jul. 30, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Wednesday night. Donovan Solano had a three-run home run in the eighth and Alex Dickerson also went deep as the...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) hits a three-run home run in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Tyler Heineman during the third inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Tatis Jr., Myers hit home runs as Padres beat Giants 5-3

Jul. 29, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a three-run homer in the third, Wil Myers added a two-run drive an inning later, and the San Diego Padres spoiled San Francisco's home opener by beating the Giants 5-3 on Tuesday night. The Giants moved in the outfield walls this season. It might not have...

San Francisco Giants' Mauricio Dubon hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Giants beat Dodgers 3-1, gain split of season-opening series

Jul. 27, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mauricio Dubon singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Sunday night. The Giants gained a split of the four-game series under new manager Gabe Kapler to open the shortened season after the Dodgers took the first...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Kiké Hernández (14) is congratulated by Mookie Betts, right, Joc Pederson, left, and manager Dave Roberts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Betts gets debut souvenirs, Dodgers top Giants 8-1 in opener

Jul. 24, 2020 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts singled in the seventh inning for his first hit as a Los Angeles Dodger, then signaled for the ball. That, along with the lineup card, is headed for a display in his house. “This is something I’ll always remember,” he said Thursday night after scoring...

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto, foreground, throws to bullpen catcher Taira Uematsu during a baseball practice in San Francisco, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The pitching puzzle: Teams not sure what to expect at start

Jul. 18, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Months ago, before going into quarantine back home in the Dominican Republic, Johnny Cueto took pride in being picked to start for the San Francisco Giants on opening day. Cueto is still lined up for the first game, on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, when the coronavirus-delayed...

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, left, gestures while speaking with manager Gabe Kapler during a baseball practice Friday, July 10, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

As Posey opts out, Giants begin new era under Gabe Kapler

Jul. 14, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are beginning a new era under manager Gabe Kapler with many of the familiar faces who were part of all that winning last decade. And one glaring absence: Buster Posey. The veteran catcher has opted out of the season after adopting twin girls who were born...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray warms up in the bullpen during team baseball practice at Chase Field, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

Jul. 8, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has less time to make a strong impression. Major League Baseball's coronavirus-delayed 60-game season is much shorter...