OAKLAND, Calif. - Brian Sabean, 100 percent true to form, didn't couch his analysis in abstract terms or statistical nuance.

The Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics resumes Monday night at O.co Coliseum.

The San Francisco Giants have been burned before by Tim Lincecum's starts and stops. They have declared that "Timmy is back," only to watch him go through yet another rough stretch.

Padres rookie Jesse Hahn pitched another quality game. On a day when two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum continued his recent roll, it wasn't enough.

Tim Lincecum doesn't pitch like the two-time Cy Young award winner from five years ago. He's just beginning to get similar results.

The San Diego Padres were beaten by the San Francisco in a rare late pitching meltdown.

The high-fives, smiles, fist pumps and screams that punctuated Saturday night's thrilling 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres all happened Friday, too. Before the series opener, the San Francisco Giants held a players-only meeting and encouraged each other to have more fun on the field.

A night after the Oakland A's traded for two needed pitchers, the San Francisco Giants enjoyed the return of a pair of thunderous bats.

Brandon Belt's two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Although it is still early July, the importance of the San Francisco Giants' improbable win wasn't lost on the club.

Odrisamer Despaigne eyes a third straight win on Saturday when the San Diego Padres continue a three-game series with the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park.

Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants couldn't have picked a worse time to be facing the San Diego Padres.

SAN DIEGO - A change of venue didn't change the result for the San Francisco Giants lineup. They were blanked 2-0 by the San Diego Padres on Friday at Petco Park, losing for the 18th time in 23 games. The Giants have been shut out in four of the past 11 games.

Eric Stults finally rewarded manager Bud Black's faith in him by continuing the San Diego Padres recent pitching dominance.

Eric Stults pitched seven strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres in a 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set.

The San Francisco Giants have activated first baseman Brandon Belt from the 15-day disabled list.

For the first time in nearly two months, the San Francisco Giants will have first baseman Brandon Belt back in the lineup when the team begins a weekend series in San Diego on Friday.

The San Francisco Giants turn to veteran Matt Cain to try and put an end to their recent slide when they visit Petco Park Friday night for the opener of a three-game set.

Jhonny Peralta knew he hit it well. He didn't know how well until the ball landed in the seats.

The Giants are looking for something, anything, to give them a spark after a second consecutive losing homestand dropped them out of first place in the NL West.

SAN FRANCISCO - Michael Wacha is down, if not out. Jaime Garcia is down, if not out. Joe Kelly has been down for more than two months.

SAN FRANCISCO - Michael Wacha is down, if not out. Jaime Garcia is down, if not out. Joe Kelly has been down for more than two months.

Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer among his two hits and Carlos Martinez earned his second win as a starter, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Thursday.

Carlos Martinez tossed five solid innings and knocked in two runs, as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants, 7-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series.

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner wasn't his dominant self the last time out and aims to bounce back Thursday in the finale of a three-game series versus the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park.

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought Ryan Vogelsong had great stuff Wednesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals' bats agreed. But after a 2-0 loss, Vogelsong was in no mood to talk about how well he threw.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy got another call overturned by replay, this time in the ninth inning.

Adam Wainwright thrives on showing a different look nearly every time he faces a hitter or a team, whether it be a complete windup, a windup from the belt or a hesitation windup a la the Japanese pitchers.

Adam Wainwright will take the win and run.

Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating the Giants 2-0 Wednesday night.



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