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San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, is congratulated by Eric Hosmer after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

Sep. 27, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker,...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet works against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Padres optimistic on Lamet's injury, split DH with Giants

Sep. 26, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego Padres are still very much counting on a healthy Dinelson Lamet making his playoff start next week. The big right-hander gave them a scare when he reported biceps tightness and made an early exit Friday night — but, for now, Lamet will throw in a couple of days...

San Francisco Giants' Wilmer Flores is tagged out at home by Colorado Rockies' Tony Wolters during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Giants lose 5-4 to Rockies, miss chance in NL wild-card race

Sep. 24, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are determined to do anything to stay in a crowded National League playoff race. The San Francisco Giants know they can't miss any more opportunities with the powerful Padres coming to town to close out the season. Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the...

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ryan Castellani (38) is removed by manager Bud Black, left, during the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race

Sep. 24, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race. Evan Longoria also went deep for San Francisco. Brandon Belt...

San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater, right, celebrates with third base coach Ron Wotus after hitting a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dickerson's pinch-hit homer helps keep Giants in playoff mix

Sep. 23, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race. Pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson connected for a go-ahead homer in the seventh and Austin Slater also went deep, helping the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Tuesday night. Dickerson hit...

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley (40) is congratulated by catcher Elias Diaz after the final out of the ninth inning in a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in San Francisco. Colorado won 7-2. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pillar, Márquez help Rockies hand Giants costly loss, 7-2

Sep. 22, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Pillar homered against his former team and German Márquez pitched six strong innings to snap a five-game losing streak as the Colorado Rockies stalled San Francisco’s playoff pursuit, beating the Giants 7-2 on Monday night. In the opener of an eight-game road trip to...

San Francisco Giants' Chadwick Tromp, right, hits a two-run home run in front of Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

After a pair of shutouts, Giants respond to rout A's 14-2

Sep. 20, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, Chadwick Tromp and Darin Ruf added two-run homers, and the San Francisco Giants prevented the Oakland Athletics from clinching the AL West title at home with a 14-2 victory Sunday. The Giants earned their first win in six tries during this year's...

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) is congratulated by Stephen Piscotty after scoring against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco's bullpen, and the...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) reacts to comments from the Seattle Mariners dugout after he hit Kyle Seager with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

Sep. 17, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on the road. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants' 6-4 win Thursday that sent Seattle to a second home defeat played...