Madison Bumgarner's $12 million option for the 2018 season has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, who are determined to keep a talented rotation intact as the club looks to bounce back from a last-place season.
Giants veteran starting pitcher Matt Cain pitched his final major league start Saturday, pitching five innings against the Padres and earning a no decision. Fans at AT&T Park and on Twitter celebrated Cain’s career.
Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly hits a grand slam, Rhys Hoskins hits a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies snap a six-game losing streak, beating the San Francisco Giants 12-9 Saturday night. Denard Span hits an inside-the-parker for his ninth homer of the season.
Donald Trump had a documented interest in owning a baseball franchise or creating his own league in the 1980s. According to a Deadspin story referencing years’ worth of news stories, Trump was most interested in the San Francisco Giants.