Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel were playing T-ball back in the days when Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves began tormenting the New York Mets.
Davis, Mets helped by Indians’ mental lapse, win 4-3 in 10
NEW YORK (AP) — Needing a break, the New York Mets watched Cleveland hand it to them — Brad Hand, especially.
The Indians All-Star closer failed to cover first base on what could've been a...
Mets sign infielder Joe Panik before game vs Nationals
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets signed second baseman Joe Panik on Friday before their series opener against the wild card-leading Washington Nationals, a homecoming for the New York native.
Giants designate second baseman Joe Panik for assignment
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants designated second baseman Joe Panik for assignment Tuesday, no longer needing him to play regularly with the acquisition of Scooter Gennett at the...
Chicago Cubs (54-46, first in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (51-50, third in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The San Francisco Giants went into the All-Star break playing solid baseball. Buster Posey made sure they kept up their winning ways in their first game back.
Arizona Diamondbacks (41-41, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (34-45, fifth in the NL West)
MIAMI (AP) — Runs were tough to come by for the Miami Marlins until their recent turnaround, and now they're scoring several at a time.
Jorge Alfaro and Garrett Cooper hit Miami's first...
Atlanta Braves (26-23, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (21-26, fifth in the NL West)
Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik was fairly calm in the midst of his eight-pitch battle with Atlanta closer Luke Jackson. A pair of stolen bases earlier in the ninth inning, including one by...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants called up left-hander Andrew Suarez to start Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.
Suarez was 2-3 with a 6.33 ERA in six starts for...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Edwin Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut and pitched five innings Wednesday in a 4-3 loss to...
Cincinnati Reds (16-22, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (16-21, fifth in the NL West)
DENVER (AP) — Mac Williamson wasted no time in making an impact in his return to the big leagues.
Williamson homered and drove in four runs after being promoted from Triple-A Sacramento,...
Longoria’s 3-run double rallies Giants past Dodgers 3-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria's most significant hit with the Giants was more than a year in the making. Given the situation, the timing couldn't have been much better.
Buchholz expected to start as Blue Jays host the Giants
San Francisco Giants (10-14, fifth in the NL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (11-13, third in the NL East)
Giants hit 4 homers, outlast Blue Jays 7-6
TORONTO (AP) — If the lengthy first-inning video tribute of his Toronto Blue Jays highlights didn't convince the home fans of Kevin Pillar's value, he wasted no time in adding a...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles expects to make his next start after an injury scare Friday night.
It's not so certain if center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt believed a breakout was coming for the Giants offense, even as the first week of the season slogged on with the numbers indicating otherwise.
Infielder Solarte receives minor league contract from Giants
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Switch-hitting, versatile infielder Yangervis Solarte has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract with a $1.75 million salary while in the major leagues and would have a chance to earn $250,000 in performance bonuses.
Giants Joe Panik, Sam Dyson reach agreement on 1-year deals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Second baseman Joe Panik reached agreement on a $3.85 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, while reliever Sam Dyson received a $5 million, one-year deal.
The Giants, with new baseball operations chief Farhan Zaidi now in charge, did not tender contracts to outfielder Gorkys Hernandez or reliever Hunter Strickland, allowing the pair to become free agents.
Odor HR, Chirinos BB rally Rangers over Giants 7-6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The potential final out bounced off Joe Panik's glove, and the San Francisco Giants couldn't recover after that.
Rougned Odor hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning, Robinson Chirinos drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th and the Texas Rangers rallied from six runs down to beat San Francisco 7-6 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a night the slumping Giants broke out of their offensive funk and ended a four-game losing streak, second baseman Joe Panik was forced out with a groin strain and is likely headed to the disabled list.
Such is life for manager Bruce Bochy and his beleaguered ballclub this season.
Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI single to drive in Hunter Pence from second base in the seventh inning and the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Friday night.
Giants outslug Diamondbacks for series sweep
PHOENIX (AP) — The surging San Francisco Giants have made the NL West a little more intriguing.
PHOENIX (AP) — For the second night in a row, a young San Francisco pitcher shut down the Arizona Diamondbacks.
This time, Dereck Rodriguez blanked them into the seventh inning and the Giants made it two straight wins in Arizona with a 7-0 victory Saturday.
Rodriguez's performance came a night after Andrew Suarez allowed one run in six innings during San Francisco's 2-1 series-opening victory. The NL West-leading Diamondbacks have managed just one run in the last 18 innings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Arrieta is demanding the Philadelphia Phillies shift their strategy. Do it right now, too.
The Phillies ace criticized his team's defensive shifting following a 6-1 loss Sunday that completed a three-game sweep for the San Francisco Giants.
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) — Brandon Crawford credited a tip from Giants teammates Pablo Sandoval and Gregor Blanco for helping get his season turned around at the plate.
First baseman Brandon Belt, in turn, credited Crawford with helping keep San Francisco's offense going while the team awaits the return of several key injured players.
Crawford got three more hits and drove in four runs as the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday to end a three-game skid.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hoping for clearance to begin a throwing program, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to Arizona to meet with the same doctor who performed surgery on his left pinkie.
Bumgarner was scheduled to leave the Bay Area on Monday night for a checkup with Dr. Donald Sheridan, who inserted three pins into Bumgarner's pitching hand one day after the 2014 World Series MVP was hit by a line drive late 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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A little bit of luck helped the San Francisco Giants slip past the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Gorkys Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on a balk as the Giants beat the Dodgers 6-4 on Friday night.
The Giants rallied from a 4-2 deficit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Dodgers were 10-1 when leading after the sixth going into Friday.
Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford homered for the Giants.
Williamson homers again, Giants top Nationals 4-3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson had to dust himself off after crashing into a low padded wall near the stands in left field while chasing a foul ball.
More frustrated than hurt, Williamson took it out on Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark a few moments later after undergoing a series of concussion tests in the dugout.
Diamondbacks’ Owings injured in collision with Pollock
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona right fielder Chris Owings has left the Diamondbacks' game against the San Francisco Giants after colliding with center fielder A.J. Pollock.
Owings was injured in the third inning Thursday night on a long fly to the gap in right-center by Joe Panik.
Owings slid to make the catch and appeared to get hit on the head by Pollock's knee. An athletic trainer ran out to attend to Owings, who walked slowly back to the dugout to applause from the home fans.
PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a checked-swing infield single with two outs in the eighth inning to end a no-hit bid by Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin.
The left-handed Belt pulled up on a pitch but still made contact for a slow roller to the left side. The infield was shifted toward first base, and shortstop Nick Ahmed dashed to get the ball and throw across his body to first. Belt beat the throw on a close play.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen snapped out of a prolonged slump with five hits in six at-bats Saturday night. Midway through his seventh at-bat, he knew it was just a matter of time until he got hit No. 6.
McCutchen hit a three-run homer to cap a 12-pitch at-bat against reliever Wilmer Font, giving him a career-high six hits and the San Francisco Giants a 7-5 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday night.
The Latest: Matt Davidson homers 3 times vs Royals
The Latest on baseball's opening day (all times Eastern):
Matt Davidson became the fourth player in major league history to homer three times on opening day, and the White Sox have homered six times total against the Kansas City Royals, as they spoil their AL Central rivals' 50th anniversary celebration at Kauffman Stadium.
Tim Anderson also homered twice and Jose Abreu went deep for the White Sox, matching the big league record for opening-day homers set by the Mets in 1988.
2B Joe Panik reaches one-year deal to avoid arbitration
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Second baseman Joe Panik reached agreement on a $3.45 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.
The deal came Friday for the 27-year-old Panik, who has been limited by injuries the past three seasons and spent a stint on the concussion list in 2017. San Francisco also announced four others to reach one-year contracts Friday: right-handers Hunter Strickland, Sam Dyson and Cory Gearrin and left-hander Will Smith.
Posey, Crawford lead Stratton, Giants over Padres 8-0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants provided a glimpse of the opportunistic offense they thought they had coming into this lost season.
Buster Posey hit three RBI doubles, Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and had three hits, and the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 on Friday night to ensure they won't finish with a 100-loss season.
Panik’s 5-hit night guides Giants to 11-3 win over Rockies
DENVER (AP) — Joe Panik saw everything in virtual slow motion. That's how locked in he was at the plate.
The San Francisco second baseman completed a torrid series with five more hits and Johnny Cueto threw five effective innings, helping the Giants beat Colorado 11-3 on Wednesday night to snap a 10-game skid against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Samardzija pitches gem in Giants’ 3-0 win over Padres
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija was about as dominant as a pitcher can be, short of throwing a no-hitter or perfect game.
Samardzija allowed just three singles — two that didn't leave the infield — in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Samardzija (9-12) struck out five, walked none and faced only two over the minimum.