ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired 28-year-old right-hander Chris Stratton from the Los Angeles Angels for cash.
Stratton was 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA in five starts and two...
Los Angeles takes 3-game skid into matchup with Seattle
Seattle Mariners (13-8, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (8-10, fifth in the AL West)
Stratton expected to start for the Angels against Cubs
Los Angeles Angels (7-7, third in the AL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (5-8, fourth in the AL Central)
Chicago; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Chris Stratton (0-1, 6.48 ERA)...
Miller scheduled to start for Texas at Los Angeles
Texas Rangers (5-4, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (3-6, fifth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Shelby Miller (0-0,...
Stratton pitches 2-hitter, Giants top Rockies to end skid
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An 11-game losing streak wore on the San Francisco Giants, who had chances in many of those games and wound up on the wrong end.
Chris Stratton's first career shutout couldn't have come at a more opportune time to get his club out of a deep, weeks-long funk.
Stratton pitched a two-hitter, Austin Slater backed him with a two-run single, and San Francisco snapped its longest skid since 1951 by beating the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Friday night.
Stratton outlasts Corbin as Giants blank Diamondbacks 2-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The best game of Chris Stratton's career got off to a shaky start when the San Francisco pitcher allowed hits to his first two batters and fell behind in the count 3-0 to the third.
A deep breath, a little faith in catcher Nick Hundley and a fastball that was effective all night settled things down.
Stratton threw a career-high eight innings to outpitch Patrick Corbin, and the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 Monday on a two-run homer by Steven Duggar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Road weary and a bit homesick, the San Francisco Giants picked up a victory Sunday that could be the momentum needed to get a long stretch in the Bay Area off to a good start.
Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt each hit two-run home runs and Chris Stratton pitched six solid innings to help the San Francisco Giants avoid a three-game sweep at Los Angeles with a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants right-hander Chris Stratton finally showed signs of getting back to the pitcher he'd been earlier in the season. His curveball danced up and down, and he worked with a determined pace that he admitted had been missing.
Three innings of scoreless relief by San Francisco's bullpen were equally critical.
Stratton and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have reinstated pitcher Chris Stratton from the paternity list and plan to start the right-hander in the first game of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, one of a number of moves made by the Giants.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson remade his swing during the offseason to become a more consistent power hitter. He added a leg kick, lowered his hands, found better balance all in an effort to keep the bat in the zone longer and give himself more room for error.
Whatever he did, it's working. He crushed a ball into the wind.
Stratton shuts down Padres on 1 hit in Giants’ 7-0 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Stratton is the San Francisco Giants' de facto No. 1 starter because of injuries, and boy did he pitch like it Thursday night.
Stratton and reliever Derek Law combined on a one-hitter in shutting down the San Diego Padres 7-0.
Stratton allowed San Diego's only hit, a one-out single in the third inning by pitcher Clayton Richard, who was pinch-hitting for starter Bryan Mitchell. Richard was doubled off after Franchy Cordero lined out to shortstop.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The opener of the Dodgers-Giants weekend series scheduled for Friday night was rained out.
With heavy rains forecast in the Bay Area all weekend, the Giants postponed the game more than seven hours before the scheduled first pitch. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on April 28.
Saturday's game was also pushed back by two hours to a 3:05 p.m. PDT.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a slow start at the plate this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting into the swing of things.
Cody Bellinger hit the Dodgers' first home run of the year and Rich Hill threw six spotless innings to lead Los Angeles to a 9-0 victory Sunday and a series split with the rival San Francisco Giants.
All four games in the season-opening set were shutouts.
Stratton throws 5 strong as Giants beat A’s 3-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two days shy of opening day, the Giants and Athletics got promising performances from some pitchers while reeling from injuries to others.
Chris Stratton pitched four-hit ball over five innings to lift San Francisco over Oakland 3-0 in the finale of the three-game Bay Bridge exhibition series Tuesday night.
The A's also got a solid outing from Trevor Cahill, who pitched three scoreless innings in his second appearance this spring after signing with the team last week.
Lefty Derek Holland joins Giants on minor league contract
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Veteran left-hander Derek Holland has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Holland could compete for a job out of spring training with a rotation that has three set starters in Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. There are two spots up for grabs, and manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Ty Blach and Chris Stratton are the leading candidates to fill out those positions.
Dodgers and Giants resume top of first inning at 10:50 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants resumed their series opener at 10:50 p.m. Monday at AT&T Park after two separate delays for lightning and rain.
Chris Stratton stymies contending Brewers, Giants win 2-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Nick Hundley came into the postgame scrum with a question of his own for pitcher Chris Stratton, razzing the rookie for a one-strikeout night.
"What was your thought on the punchout?" Hundley asked.
Stratton pitched six innings to run his scoreless streak to 12 2/3 innings over his past two outings, and the San Francisco Giants stymied the contending Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win Monday night.
Harper-less Nationals split doubleheader against Giants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick closed out one long day for the Washington Nationals with one big swing.
Kendrick hit a game-ending grand slam in the 11th inning, and the Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday in the finale of a day-night doubleheader.
Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman also homered for Washington in the makeup of Friday night's rainout. Max Scherzer struck out 10 in seven innings and Matt Albers (6-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
DETROIT (AP) — San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto has been scratched from Thursday's start at Detroit because of an inner ear infection.
Chris Stratton is starting for the Giants instead. The change was announced about 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch at Comerica Park.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wil Myers capped a huge inning for the San Diego Padres with the best shot he could muster.
Myers hit a three-run homer during San Diego's eight-run sixth and the Padres rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 12-4 on Saturday night.
Myers' shot landed in the back of the left field bleachers, traveling 433 feet according to Statcast.