On Monday in Milwaukee, Brandon Belt, Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy should become the first all-homegrown infield to start an Opening Day for the Giants since 1993.
Trevor Brown spent much of camp in a battle with Andrew Susac for the Giants’ backup catcher job, and now he’s made his first Opening Day roster.
Jeff Samardzija retires 15 consecutive batters after allowing a triple on his third pitch of the game, and the Giants beat the A’s 3-1 in the series opener.
For the third time in his six seasons, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has been given a one-game suspension for exceeding the league limit on technical fouls. Columnist Ailene Voisin writes that this strengthens the case he should be traded, and it also diminishes his prospects to play in Rio.
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The 1 p.m. deadline by which the 49ers might have released Colin Kaepernick came and went Thursday, reinforcing what the team has worked to communicate in recent weeks: If you want the quarterback, you’ll have to give us something in return.
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