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  • Giants leave fate to Zito

    Giants leave fate to Zito
    ST. LOUIS — Six years. That's how long it has been since Barry Zito has pitched the kind of game he's going to need Friday night, and he hasn't been cryogenically frozen in the interim. He has been getting older, losing velocity off his fastball...
  • Zito mixes it up to stop Cardinals

    Zito mixes it up to stop Cardinals
    ST. LOUIS — If Jamie Moyer was watching Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, he must be planning his next comeback. On the biggest stage of his roller-coaster career, Barry Zito pitched in a way that showed why some...
  • A bit of magic helps Giants win pennant

    A bit of magic helps Giants win pennant
    SAN FRANCISCO — Sometimes you really do have to see it to believe it. When Hunter Pence shot a line drive at Pete Kozma on Monday night, the ball started to Kozma's right and took a hard turn to the right about halfway to the infield dirt. It...
  • World Series starts and, perhaps, ends with Justin Verlander

    World Series starts and, perhaps, ends with Justin Verlander
    SAN FRANCISCO — This is a one-man World Series. The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who...
  • Snap decisions backfire on old friends Lamont and Leyland

    Snap decisions backfire on old friends Lamont and Leyland
    SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-seven seasons after their first game together, Jim Leyland was in the dugout, Gene Lamont the third base coach's box. Like spouses who gravitate to the far side of the house. But the two baseball men had cause to talk...
  • Giants Beat Tigers 4-3, Complete World Series Sweep

    Giants Beat Tigers 4-3, Complete World Series Sweep
    DETROIT, Mich. -- Don't mess with San Francisco when it comes to the World Series. For the second time in three years, the Giants claimed Major League Baseball's top prize. Completing their sweep of the Tigers took extra innings, but the Giants...
  • Trusted formula of solid pitching, defense carries Giants

    Trusted formula of solid pitching, defense carries Giants
    DETROIT — New on the job and with a potential playoff team on his hands, Brian Sabean went out to find as much pitching as he could. He targeted the team that had the most to give, and shocked the baseball world by landing Roberto Hernandez,...
  • Giants' Matt Cain Pitches Perfect Game

    Giants' Matt Cain Pitches Perfect Game
    San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. This is only the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history. The Giants beat the Astros 10-0.
  • Giants Pitcher Matt Cain throws perfect game against Astros

    Giants Pitcher Matt Cain throws perfect game against Astros
    It was a game for the record books, but not the kind Houston was hoping for. Giants pitcher Matt Cain pitched a perfect game Wednesday night, beating the Houston Astros 10-0. Cain had 14 strikeouts, tying Sandy Koufax's record for the most strikeouts in...
  • Royals fall in Houston

    Royals fall in Houston
    Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night. J.A. Happ (5-7)...
  • Phil Rogers' baseball power rankings

    Phil Rogers' baseball power rankings
    1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson? 2. Yankees (2): Boone...