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Jake Peavy had a rather comical run to first base, if you can use the word "run," when he grounded out to end the seventh inning. Any slower, and he might have moved in reverse.
The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night. Trumbo had five RBIs, and Wade Miley bounced back from his shortest outing of the season by pitching seven innings of one-run ball.
For the first time in a decade, the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are locked in a heavyweight bout, with the National League West on the line. By taking two of three from the Giants at AT&T Park, the Dodgers increased their division lead to three games and remained just half a game behind the Washington Nationals for the best record in the NL.
12, 2014, in San Francisco. . Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, Sept.
Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa splashed a three-run homer into McCovey Cove, and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run drive in the fifth to help Bumgarner win his fifth straight start.
The first real "Beat L.A." chant reverberated through AT&T Park at 7:35 p.m. on Friday night, when Buster Posey lined an RBI double into the left field corner. That was just the start of the party.
SEPTEMBER 11: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants take the ball from starting pitcher Jake Peavy #22 taking Peavy out of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the six inning at AT&T Park on September 11, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Sept.
As the Giants finished off the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday to set up another September to remember, it was a reminder that these guys don’t fit the mold despite all their success. The Giants do little for the new wave of stat geeks controlling the narrative of the game.
Jake Peavy has wonderful numbers against the Dodgers, but he'll be a no-show in this weekend's series because he pitched in Thursday's matinee. "THIS is a big game today," reminded manager Bruce Bochy, explaining why he didn't juggle his rotation to set up Peavy for the Dodgers.
Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Gregor Blanco had an RBI double as part of a four-run seventh inning that sent the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Hunter Pence drew a leadoff walk from Arizona reliever Oliver Perez to jump-start the Giants offense.
The Giants held an early field work session for their September call-ups before Wednesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and had the team’s second-base situation been a little more stable earlier this summer, Joe Panik might have been among them. Fortunately for the Giants, it was anything but.
The cold, thick air made it just about impossible to get a ball over the fence Wednesday night at AT&T Park, so the Giants turned to the ground game. Hunter Pence raced home on Gregor Blanco's seventh-inning double, kick-starting a long, varied rally that put the Arizona Diamondbacks away in a 5-0 Giants win.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:20 pm
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