| Apr 9, 2015
| 9:56 AM
Adrian Gonzalez insists he's no home run hitter, even if his current power surge suggests otherwise.
It's simply about making good contact with the ball for the 32-year-old first baseman, who is dogged in his hitting preparation.
It's paying off, with...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:56 PM
These should be the big, bold, brash San Diego Padres.
They always could pitch. Now they can hit. Now they can win.
You do not import an entire outfield of sluggers — Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton — and talk gingerly of hoping to...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 6:05 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. Barry Zito made his return to the O.co Coliseum mound Saturday and two standing ovations while pitching a perfect sixth inning in the Bay Bridge Series exhibition finale against the Giants. The Giants won the game 2-1 behind five shutout...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 5:38 PM
With many decisions to be finalized this week, Edwin Jackson gave the front office more to think about with 42/3 innings of one-hit ball as the Cubs beat the Royals 7-0 in Surprise, Ariz. The Cubs relied on home runs by Miguel Montero,...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Yasiel Puig conectó su cuarto jonrón de la pretemporada y los Dodgers de Los Ángeles derrotaron el miércoles 9-5 a los Padres de San Diego.
El cubano Puig remolcó dos carreras con su batazo en la primera entrada, frente a Jason Lane. La pelota se fue al...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong reached agreement Friday on a $4 million, one-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants.
Vogelsong, a former Kutztown University and Iron Pigs pitcher, passed a physical and reached...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:06 AM
John Smoltz and Randy Johnson, two of the four 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, did not hurt their credentials with their career numbers against the Marlins.
Johnson in 14 career starts went 8-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 96 innings. Smoltz was...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:53 AM
It appears Jake Peavy is becoming a mainstay in San Francisco.
Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24-million contract with the San Francisco Giants, the Associated Press reported Friday. As part of the deal, Peavy will receive a $4 million signing bonus....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:31 AM
SAN DIEGO — First it was Joe Maddon. And now it's Jon Lester.
If there was any question about the Cubs' offseason commitment to becoming a playoff contender, they took a significant and historic step by signing Lester — the top left-hander...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Boston bills Fenway Park as the "most beloved ballpark in baseball" while the Cubs marketed Wrigley Field this year as the "party of the century."
But if you're looking for a ballpark that actually helps its team win championships,...