The Giants' longest home winning streak in more than a decade ended with a resounding thud, and starting pitcher Tim Hudson was at a loss to explain the mess.

SAN FRANCISCO - The Los Angeles Dodgers have no idea when Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch again this season, or for that matter whether he will pitch at all.

Zack Greinke smiled wider each time he looked at the scoreboard at AT&T Park.

SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner is the anchor. He is to the San Francisco Giants what Clayton Kershaw is to the Dodgers.

SAN FRANCISCO - The Los Angeles Dodgers are now only one game ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

Brandon Crawford and Travis Ishikawa homered to back seven scoreless innings from Madison Bumgarner, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-0, in the opener of a key three-game series.

Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that could go down to the wire.

The Los Angeles Dodgers can either pad their lead atop the NL West or lose it all together when they visit the San Francisco Giants Friday for the opener of a three-game series at AT&T Park.

LOS ANGELES-It was so long ago that Frank and Jamie McCourt skipped onto the field and danced in front of the dugout like honeymooners.

SAN FRANCISCO - Jake Peavy allowed one run over the first 5? 2/3 innings and the Giants pounded out 12 hits to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Thursday and complete a three-game sweep at AT&T Park.

Jake Peavy brings an all-out intensity to the San Francisco Giants that manager Bruce Bochy considers perfect for the September push. The veteran pitcher only wishes he could face the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend.

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt flew to Pittsburgh for a Thursday appointment with concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins, with hopes that when he returns it'll be with the all-clear to face live pitching for the first time in more than a month.

The San Francisco Giants look to stay in the postseason hunt and shoot for a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday at AT&T Park.

The cold, thick air made it just about impossible to get a ball over the fence Wednesday night at AT&T Park, so the San Francisco Giants turned to the ground game.

The Giants have their swagger back. They're also piling up the wins at AT&T Park again, just as they did early in the season when they owned baseball's best record for a while.

Ryan Vogelsong pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SAN FRANCISCO - Long before they became teammates, Ryan Vogelsong was watching Jake Peavy. He recognized that they had a similar repertoire and approach on the mound, and even though Peavy was pitching in the American League, Vogelsong would sit behind a laptop and pull up Peavy's starts to see how he approached certain hitters.

SAN FRANCISCO-A year and three days ago, Yusmeiro Petit came within one strike of throwing a perfect game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. He wasn't quite as flawless on Tuesday night, but he might have been even more efficient.

SAN FRANCISCO-A year and three days ago, Yusmeiro Petit came within one strike of throwing a perfect game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. He wasn't quite as good Tuesday night, but he was more than close enough for the San Francisco Giants.

Kirk Gibson and pitcher Wade Miley got into a heated exchange in the dugout when the Diamondbacks manager sent up a pinch-hitter in the third inning, ending Miley's night.

Yusmeiro Petit is making the Giants' decision to start him instead of two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum down the stretch look wise.

Yusmeiro Petit tossed another complete game against his former team, going the distance in the San Francisco Giants' 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

The San Francisco Giants continue their push toward the postseason on Tuesday when they open a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park.

The San Francisco Giants have gotten themselves back into the NL postseason hunt thanks to a lot of clutch hits.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, helping the Detroit Tigers dodge a three-game sweep with a 6-1 win over San Francisco Giants Sunday night.

When the Detroit Tigers put together a star-studded starting rotation for the pennant drive, Kyle Lobstein wasn't supposed to be part of the group.

The last time the San Francisco Giants left Detroit, they did so as World Series champions.

Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers tried to overcome David Price's rough start. They fell just short.

The San Francisco Giants jumped on David Price right at the start, making themselves right at home in another successful game at Comerica Park.

After Rick Porcello allowed an early barrage of hits, about the only thing that could have helped the Detroit Tigers was the weather.



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