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4/19/2015 | Giants hoping to turn things around soon

The Giants, who lost Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, have dropped nine of their last 10 games. After losing three of four games to Arizona, the Giants own a disappointing 1-6 record at home. Their 4-10 overall mark matches that of four other teams (1980, 1983, 1985 and 2000) for the club's worst after 14 games since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958.


4/19/2015 | Giants leaning toward Vogelsong or Petit to start

After further contemplation, Giants manager Bruce Bochy opted for the conventional solution and likely will name either Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit to fill in for Jake Peavy in the starting rotation.


4/19/2015 | Dodgers face Giants with 7-game win streak on line

The Dodgers will be going for their eighth straight win as they begin a three-game series vs. the Giants at At&T Park on Tuesday. Brett Anderson will start for the Dodgers and the Giants counter with Tim Lincecum.


4/19/2015 | Crawford's homer helps Giants reverse course

Brandon Crawford's two-run homer in the fourth inning Saturday padded the Giants' one-run lead and helped them cruise to a 4-1 victory that ended their eight-game losing streak. His round-tripper also sustained his emergence from a season-long slump.


4/19/2015 | Heston shows poise in win on ring day

On a day that was largely devoted to commemorating accomplishments, Chris Heston forged a historic trail of his own. Heston lasted 7 2/3 innings to help the Giants defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-1, and end an eight-game losing streak.


4/18/2015 | Hellickson, Hudson seek victory in series finale

The D-backs and Giants wrap up their four-games series at AT&T Park on Sunday afternoon with a pair of pitchers still searching for their first wins of the season.


4/18/2015 | Flash, class highlight Giants' third ring ceremony

For those who believe that the Giants' recent success has been a gift from heaven, Saturday's ceremony featuring distribution of the 2014 World Series championship rings included a fitting touch. The first batch of rings arrived courtesy of four skydivers who parachuted into AT&T Park's outfield.


4/18/2015 | Back strain lands Peavy on disabled list

The Giants made definitive moves Saturday by placing right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalling catcher Andrew Susac. But manager Bruce Bochy wasn't sure what the team would do next -- that is, how they will fill Peavy's spot in the starting rotation.


4/18/2015 | Peavy hurting in more ways than one after loss

Jake Peavy could not pitch past the fourth inning Friday for the second time in as many starts as the Arizona Diamondbacks dominated the Giants, 9-0. The back stiffness that forced him to be scratched from his scheduled start at Arizona in the season's second game returned.


4/18/2015 | Collmenter's shutout extends Giants' skid

Josh Collmenter sent the defending World Series champions to their eighth straight loss with a four-hit shutout, the first complete game in the Majors this season. Giants starter Jake Peavy, battling a tight back, exited in the fourth inning after allowing four runs.


4/17/2015 | De La Rosa seeks continued support vs. Giants

The D-backs and Giants continue their four-game series Saturday night at AT&T Park with Arizona's Rubby De La Rosa matching up against San Francisco's Chris Heston. De La Rosa faced the Giants in the second game of the season and got the win despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings.


4/17/2015 | Giants don't plan changes to pitching staff

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday he will stick with a 13-man pitching staff through the foreseeable future, including Monday's scheduled off-day.


4/17/2015 | Recovering fan Stow throws San Jose Giants first pitch

Bryan Stow, the noted Giants fan who's continuing his recovery from a brutal beating at Dodger Stadium four years ago, threw a ceremonial first pitch before Class A Advanced San Jose's home opener Thursday against Bakersfield.


4/17/2015 | Ishikawa reports no setbacks with back injury

Giants first baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa said his strained lower back, which forced him onto the disabled list, has improved considerably.


4/17/2015 | Change the locks: Lincecum gets dramatic haircut

Since getting a haircut is an unusual experience for Tim Lincecum, he opted to make it a truly memorable event by drastically changing his look. Lincecum returned to the short-haired style he sported during his first two years in the Major Leagues and at the start of the 2013 season, with something of a twist. The sides of his head are shaved considerably.


4/17/2015 | 'They kept fighting': Giants' offense shows life in tough loss

The defending World Series champions equaled their longest losing streak since 2010 and, by falling to 3-8, matched their worst 11-game record since the franchise moved to San Francisco in 1958.


4/17/2015 | Hill lifts D-backs in 12th, and Giants lose seventh straight

Aaron Hill drove in a pair of runs in the 12th inning as the D-backs held off a late rally by the Giants, who fell to their seventh straight loss.


4/16/2015 | McGehee sidelined for fifth straight game with strained knee

The Giants' expectations of returning Casey McGehee to the starting lineup evaporated during a pregame workout Thursday, when the third baseman didn't respond physically as well as the club had hoped.


4/16/2015 | Through Amalfitano's eyes, history has unfolded

Joe Amalfitano is a star witness to baseball history. He didn't just see some of the game's most enduring moments in person. He experienced them from what amounted to a front-row seat -- or even better, in most cases.


4/16/2015 | Giants know how to rebound from tough stretches

These Giants have had their struggles before. It's just that stumbles along the way are more obvious when they come at the start of the season before they can be hidden in a season's worth of work.


4/16/2015 | Duffy's first career homer a bright spot in loss

Giants infielder Matt Duffy said he wasn't truly relaxed at the plate until his fourth and final at-bat Wednesday night against Colorado at AT&T Park, when he sent Boone Logan's fastball over the left-field fence for his first career home run.


4/16/2015 | Arenado's big blast off Lincecum carries Rox to sweep of Giants

A night after showing his two-time Rawlings Gold Glove prowess with a stunning catch, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado showed he can hit as well, hitting a three-run blast in the first inning to lead Colorado to a sweep of the Giants.






4/15/2015 | 'Pressing' Giants again give Hudson no support

Tim Hudson is still waiting to get his first run of support this season and his first win after allowing just three runs over 13 1/3 innings in two starts. He gave up three over seven innings Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park, San Francisco's fifth straight defeat.




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