SAN FRANCISCO -- At this point, after six consecutive losses in which they’ve scored a total of six runs, Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged the offensive struggles may have worked their way into his hitters’ heads.
Joc Pederson and Brock Peterson homered in the first inning to jump-start the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 7-4 victory over the River Cats on Tuesday night at Raley Field.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants right-hander Matt Cain is on his way to Florida to meet with elbow specialist Dr. James Andrews, manager Bruce Bochy said today.
Right-hander Matt Buschmann allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, but the River Cats let a ninth-inning lead slip away as the Tacoma Rainiers scored twice to walk off with a 4-3 victory Monday in the rubber match of a five-game series. Buschmann walked none and struck out eight.
The River Cats took the lead in the top of the 14th inning on Jose Martinez’s sacrifice fly, but the Rainers answered with two runs in the home half for a 4-3 victory Sunday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma first baseman Jesus Montero singled in Xavier Henry for the winning run.
Jake Peavy had the right kind of shoes on late Sunday night -- they just werent the right color. Peavy was still wearing his red shower sandals from his time with the Boston Red Sox, though he promised he was going to get rid of them and "have orange on from here on out, and bleed it with the rest of these guys."
The Giants havent scored a run off a starting pitcher in the first two games of this series and have one run total in 32 innings against starters over their last four games. So manager Bruce Bochy makes a small tweak at the top of the lineup for todays series finale against the Dodgers, putting Gregor Blanco in the leadoff spot and dropping Hunter Pence to second.
The River Cats’ 3-4-5 hitters combined for six hits and eight RBIs en route to an 8-5 victory over the host Tacoma Rainiers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday night.
Ted Wilborn and Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente have something in common. The former McClatchy High School star and the 12-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner, four-time batting champion and 1966 National League MVP were both selected in the Rule 5 draft.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The injury-riddled Giants moved to bolster their starting rotation Saturday morning, acquiring veteran right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor-league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants are already playing without their starting center fielder, first baseman, workhorse starting pitcher in Matt Cain and on Friday added two infielders to their ever-expanding disabled list in Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza.
Three Tacoma pitchers combined on a three-hitter as the Rainiers routed the River Cats 7-0 on Friday night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash., in the opener of a four-game series.
The Oakland Athletics have acquired minor league right-hander Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dan Uggla acknowledged he has "been in some dark places" in the last year and a half, referencing his struggles at the plate that culminated with the Atlanta Braves releasing him earlier this month. The Giants signed Uggla to a minor-league deal, and following a rash of infield injuries, he’s in San Francisco today and in the lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nick Buss went 3 for 6, finishing a home run shy of a cycle, and drove in four runs to lead the River Cats over the host El Paso Chihuahuas 13-2 on Thursday.
OAKLAND -- When Jed Lowrie lined a home run into the right-field seats Wednesday night against the Astros, snapping a 40-game homerless drought, he said it was a result -- not necessarily a sign -- of his recent offensive resurgence.
The A’s cut ties with reliever Jim Johnson on Thursday, designating the struggling right-hander for assignment on the heels of his latest rocky outing.
OAKLAND -- It had been 25 games since Yoenis Cespedes homered for the A’s entering Wednesday night’s game against the Astros. Of course, with Cespedes defending his title in the Home Run Derby smack in the middle of that stretch, his career-long-tying drought might easily have gone overlooked.
The El Paso Chihuahuas pounded out 16 hits and scored in six of the eight innings they batted in a 16-7 victory over the visiting River Cats on Wednesday night.
The As have the best record in baseball, but you wont be able to watch their game today against Houston, the finale of a four-game series at O.co Coliseum, on TV.
With two outs and the bases loaded in the13th inning, Shane Peterson reached on a run-scoring infield single, and the River Cats went on to a 3-2 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Tuesday night.
Daric Barton had a two-run single in Sacramento’s three-run first inning, and the River Cats went on to beat the host El Paso Chihuahuas 6-1 on Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.
The Giants placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list Monday, topping a flurry of transactions as the team prepares to open a three-game series against the Phillies in Philadelphia today.
The River Cats scored five runs over the last three innings but suffered their third straight loss, 7-6 to the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday night.
OAKLAND -- Yoenis Cespedes hadn’t had an extra-base hit since June 25 before he doubled off the wall in the sixth inning Sunday. Eric Sogard had one hit in 16 at-bats dating back to June 17. He doubled that total with singles in his first two at-bats.
OAKLAND -- The A’s go for a series win over the Orioles today and, given the fact they lost Saturday night, might have the right pitcher starting for them today in Sonny Gray.
OAKLAND -- Jason Hammel’s home debut with the A’s couldn’t have gone much differently than that of fellow trade acquisition Jeff Samardzija, who introduced himself to the Coliseum crowd by allowing one run in seven innings of a win.
Carlos Triunfel’s two-out solo homer in the eighth inning gave Albuquerque an 8-7 win over the visiting River Cats on Saturday.