The Sacramento River Cats will play their home opener Tuesday, April 10, when they host the Reno Aces at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Here's a preview of the Pacific Coast League team's 2018 season and what to expect at the ballpark.
Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old from Las Vegas, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego, home of the Padres. Dawson, who has a 3-D printed right hand, hopes to make it to all 30 ballparks for first-pitch honors. She'll visit AT&T Park in San Francisco on April 8.
Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner fractured his left hand during a Friday spring training game after a direct hit by a line drive. He will miss significant time. Fans on Twitter reacted, many with sorrow, as one of baseball's best pitchers is sidelined.
You could almost fit an entire baseball field on the Arizona property that former third baseman and coach Matt Williams is selling in Arizona. On the market for $9.5 million, the gated estate spans more than two acres in Paradise Valley and centers on a Tuscan-inspired mansion of about 14,600 square feet.
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.