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Sports Night: Bumgarner’s gem wasted

Giants: Bruce powers Reds to 2-1 victory

The Giants lose for the ninth time in 11 games since the break, squandering a strong outing by Madison Bumgarner to fall 2-1 and drop a three-game series to the Cincinnati Reds, the second-worst team in the National League.

Furillo: Baseball should let Cueto be Cueto

Every once in awhile, individuality creeps back into the pitching game. Now we have Johnny Cueto, who takes his unique delivery – a dance batters can’t follow – to the mound at AT&T Park on Thursday for the Giants.

A’s: Oakland overpowers Texas in 6-4 victory

Khris Davis homers twice, Coco Crisp also goes deep and the A’s beat the American League West-leading Texas Rangers 6-4.

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River Cats: Olivo hopes to catch on with Giants

Miguel Olivo, 38, the River Cats’ backup catcher, has played in 1,024 major-league games, and he is going to great lengths to try to play one more.

Today’s video: Receiver Aaron Burbridge discusses his role with 49ers

49ers: Team wants young receivers to step up

The 49ers haven’t drafted a starting-caliber wide receiver since taking Michael Crabtree with the 10th overall pick in 2009. That’s one of the reasons they decided to move on from Anquan Boldin. The Bee’s Matt Barrows takes a look at the candidates who might replace Boldin.

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