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