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Giants' special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of...

Last call for Giants: Flores rung up, super SF season ends

Oct. 15, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wilmer Flores swung — or he didn’t — and that was it. Last call for the San Francisco Giants. A surprising and spectacular ride for the Giants came to a startling halt Thursday night. Flores slowly walked back to the dugout after being called...

Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 in playoff thriller, advance to NLCS

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cody Bellinger pointed at the dugout and pounded his chest in triumph after delivering the biggest hit this season for the defending World Series champions. Of course, it took until the ninth inning of the 24th and final meeting to finally separate...

Dodgers beat Giants 7-2, force decisive Game 5 in NLDS

Oct. 13, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing a second elimination game in less than a week, the Los Angeles Dodgers kept the same calm and cool approach. It was their 52,935 fans who went bonkers, celebrating a 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night to force a decisive...

Giants clinch at least tie in NL West, match team wins mark

Oct. 02, 2021 02:02 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants couldn't celebrate a division title yet — not with the rival Dodgers still going win for win in the NL West race. San Francisco clinched at least a tie pursuing its first West title since 2012 by matching the franchise...

Wade, Giants beat D-backs in 9th, hold 2-game NL West edge

Oct. 01, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Late Night LaMonte" finally delivered at home for San Francisco on Thursday night. LaMonte Wade Jr. singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning and the Giants held their two-game lead in the NL West, beating Madison Bumgarner...

Giants earn 103rd win to tie third-most wins in team history

Sep. 29, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants keep finding ways to win key games as more players go down injured, still chasing a coveted NL West crown. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, bases-loaded single in San Francisco's four-run sixth inning, Brandon Crawford added an...

Giants hold NL West lead, top Rockies; Belt's hand injured

Sep. 27, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants moved closer to a division title with a clutch win. Now they hope their home run leader can be help them capture the crown. Brandon Crawford homered to cap a four-run ninth inning and the Giants held their lead in the NL West,...

Buster Posey's 18th homer helps Giants to ninth straight win

Sep. 15, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey is hitting, moving on the bases and catching with an encouraging strength in mid-September for someone who had hip surgery three years ago and chose to sit out the shortened 2020 season to protect his young family. And he is determined...

Estrada, Gausman lead Giants past Rockies, 10-5

Sep. 06, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got to Denver late and woke up early. They had just played an intense series against a longtime rival, so a letdown in Colorado would have been excusable. With the division lead on the line, they had plenty of energy. ...