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9/19/2014 | Rocky start docks Giants' case in NL races

A 5-0 loss in San Diego knocked the Giants to 3 1/2 games behind first-place Los Angeles in the NL West and narrowed their Wild Card lead to one game ahead of Pittsburgh. Tim Hudson struggled over 4 1/3 innings and the returns of Angel Pagan and Brandon Belt couldn't provide a needed spark to the lineup.

9/19/2014 | Timmy offers tested option to scuffling rotation

It's becoming obvious that the Giants have to consider replacing veteran pitcher Tim Hudson in the starting rotation. Fortunately for San Francisco, Tim Lincecum offers a tried and true option, writes columnist Barry M. Bloom.

9/19/2014 | Giants look to hold edge in postseason drive

The Giants remain alone atop the NL Wild Card standings, and on Saturday evening at Petco Park, starter Yusmeiro Petit will try to keep them there. The Padres counter with hard-throwing righty Andrew Cashner, who is coming off a 92-pitch shutout.

9/19/2014 | Giants icon McCovey hospitalized for infection

The Giants confirmed Friday in a statement that Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey was hospitalized in the Bay Area last week for complications from an infection: "His recovery is progressing every day."

9/18/2014 | Giants align with Sacramento for new Triple-A affiliate

The San Francisco Giants entered into a two-year Player Development Contract with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Thursday.

9/18/2014 | Rookie in name only, Panik has it under control

Settling into the No. 2 spot in the order, rookie Joe Panik has helped drive the Giants to within two games of the Dodgers in a spirited National League West race that's destined for a wild finish.

9/17/2014 | Belt to face Giants prospects in instructional league

Fresh off his first appearance in a Major League game since Aug. 6, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt did not travel with the team to San Diego. Instead, he plans to spend part of Thursday's off-day taking swings off pitching prospects at the club's instructional league camp.

9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.

9/16/2014 | Giants' fortunes riding on Pagan's iffy health

It has been the tale of two very distinct seasons for the Giants -- with and without Angel Pagan in the lineup -- and that pattern held fast as San Francisco's hopes of winning the National League West continued to fade with a 6-2 loss after Pagan was scratched from the lineup because of a stiff back.

9/16/2014 | Grand slam costly to Giants' playoff chase

Suddenly, margin for error is something the Giants possess in shrinking supply, particularly after their 6-2 loss Monday to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

9/15/2014 | Feeling 'really good,' Belt comes off disabled list

After appearing on the brink of activation for about a week, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finally was reinstated from the disabled list Monday.

9/15/2014 | Stiff back takes Pagan out of lineup vs. D-backs

Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday night's lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks with back stiffness.

9/15/2014 | Cain on track to resume throwing in December

Forced into the role of spectator, Matt Cain visited his teammates in the Chase Field visitors' clubhouse Monday and reported that he remains on course to rejoin them in Spring Training as planned.

9/15/2014 | Peavy slated to clash with equally hot Collmenter

The Giants and D-backs are throwing out two of their hottest pitchers for Tuesday's second contest of their three-game series: Jake Peavy for the second-place Giants and Josh Collmenter for the fourth-place D-backs.

9/14/2014 | Giants not panicking despite series loss to LA

The Giants are assured of a rematch with the Dodgers, which is scheduled for Sept. 22-24. But because of their less-than-ideal performance in this weekend's showdown, which concluded Sunday with Los Angeles' 4-2 triumph, the Giants don't know what significance their return engagement will bear.

9/14/2014 | Review overturns Giants' pickoff of Gordon

The Dodgers won a manager's challenge in the first inning of Sunday's game with the Giants.

9/14/2014 | Miley seeks improvement in rematch with Giants

If the Giants see the same Wade Miley on Monday who pitched against them Sept. 9, then they would already be a long way toward starting their road series against the D-backs with a victory. San Francisco will turn to Ryan Vogelsong in the opener.

9/14/2014 | Bochy gives son MLB debut in tough spot

In the top of the sixth inning Saturday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy made history when he became the first father to hand his son the ball in a Major League game when he brought Brett Bochy in with the bases loaded.

9/13/2014 | Giants pounded as Dodgers even series

The Giants received an emphatic reminder Saturday night of why they're a second-place team. As if to re-establish superiority over their National League West pursuers, the Los Angeles Dodgers thoroughly dominated Saturday night's rematch with San Francisco by romping to a 17-0 triumph.

9/13/2014 | Challenge awards Crawford infield hit in rout

The Dodgers won a manager's challenge in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game with the Giants when a call that Carl Crawford was out at first base was overturned upon review.

9/13/2014 | Petit looks to play David to Goliath Kershaw

The task gets no taller than it will Sunday for the Giants, when Yusmeiro Petit opposes NL Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw.

9/13/2014 | Giants honor Lincecum's no-no with plaque

Once again, Tim Lincecum literally cemented his place in Giants lore Saturday as a plaque commemorating his June 25 no-hitter against San Diego was unveiled on the club's History Walk.

9/13/2014 | Belt, Morse could return by end of week

Prior to Saturday night's game with the Dodgers, Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided injury updates on Brandon Belt and Michael Morse. Neither is ready to return just yet, but both should be back within a week.

9/12/2014 | Hudson can draw SF into first-place tie with Dodgers

Tim Hudson takes the hill Saturday with the Giants on the verge of a share of the division lead, while the Dodgers' Zack Greinke's aim is double L.A.'s advantage in the NL West.

9/12/2014 | Belt rejoins Giants, activation from DL imminent

Brandon Belt was back in the Giants' clubhouse Friday afternoon, and the first baseman was back to his usual entertaining ways. Perhaps the good mood should come as no surprise, since Belt was cleared to resume baseball activities on Thursday, after being put through a full workout by specialist Michael "Micky" Collins in Pittsburgh.

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