Blue Jays to face White Sox on the road
Toronto Blue Jays (17-26, fourth in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (20-22, third in the AL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez (3-4,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Cordell took a deep breath at the plate after reading the sign from Chicago White Sox third base coach Nick Capra.
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman did not consider his angry reaction to being removed from a start to be a big deal. Neither did Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo.
Kevin Pillar traded from Blue Jays to Giants
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have transferred Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list, meaning it will be late June at the earliest before the right-hander returns to the rotation.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy also announced Thursday that fellow ace Madison Bumgarner will throw his first bullpen session next week as the leftie begins to work his way back from a broken pinkie finger suffered in spring training.
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.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Derek Law was optioned to the minors on Tuesday, a day after facing six batters without getting an out in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves.
The Giants recalled right-hander Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento, giving him his initial taste of the big leagues.
ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Derek Law has been optioned to the minors a day after facing six batters without recording an out in the series opener against the Atlanta Braves.
The Giants recalled right-hander Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, giving the former first-round draft pick his first taste of the big leagues.
Nunez left off wild card roster; Giants pick 11 pitchers
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco infielder Eduardo Nunez was left off the roster for Tuesday night's NL wild-card game against the New York Mets, and the Giants opted to go with 11 pitchers.
Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants, and manager Bruce Bochy has 10 bullpen options: right-handers Santiago Casilla, Johnny Cueto, George Kontos, Derek Law, Sergio Romo, Jeff Samardzija and Hunter Strickland, and left-handers Javier Lopez, Steven Okert and Will Smith.
Giants’ bullpen fails again in 2-1 loss to Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — That beleaguered bullpen is a Giant problem for San Francisco.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past San Francisco for a testy 2-1 victory Monday night that increased their NL West lead to six games.
San Francisco has lost nine times this season when leading after eight innings, setting an unwanted franchise record.
Kang homers in 8th to lift Pirates past Giants 4-3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 4-3 on Tuesday night to knock the Giants out of first place in the NL West.
Andrew McCutchen had two hits while Gregory Polanco drove in two runs without a hit to help the Pirates remain one game behind the second NL wild card.