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SF Giants using their ace pitcher as a pinch hitter

The San Francisco Giants are getting creative in their push for the second National League Wild Card spot. Giants manager Bruce Bochy has openly toyed with giving Madison Bumgarner a larger role in the offense.

Chris Heston hurls 17th no hitter in Giants history Tuesday

New York - Sensational rookie southpaw Chris Heston shrugged off three hit batsman to claim the 17th no hitter in Giants history, a 5-0 victory at Citi Field against the Mets and Noah Syndergaard.

Op-Ed: San Francisco writer keeps journal of Giants at the World Series Special

San Francisco - Only baseball fans would understand. Local writer Joseph Sutton has just published his third memoir of the Giants at the World Series, entitled, San Francisco GIANTS: A Fan's Journal 2010, 2012, 2014.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Giants fans are elated, despite rain upon a parade Special

San Francisco - Despite storm warnings and a downpour of some rain, over a million Giants fans showed up for the congratulatory parade celebration in honor of the baseball team's third World Series Victory in five years.

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval enters free agency

Celebrating the San Francisco Giants' victory over the Kansas City Royals in the seventh and final game of the 2014 World’s Series was all that Pablo Sandoval was interested in.

San Francisco Giants win third World Series in 5 years

A near-perfect five innings of relief pitching by Madison Bumgarner gave the Giants a narrow Game 7 World Series win over the Kansas City Royals. Tonight the Giants won their third World Series in five years, completing a rare sports trilogy.

Bumgarner's gem puts Giants on cusp of World Series win

The San Francisco Giants are one win away from staking claim to the club's third World Series in five years following a 5-0 Game 5 victory Sunday night over the Royals.

Dominant starting pitchers take the mound in World Series Game 1

Kansas City - A top-flight pitching matchup is among the headlines as the World Series commences in earnest Tuesday from Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, a town that hasn't hosted a World Series game in nearly 30 years.

San Francisco Giants walk-off into World Series matchup with KC

San Fransisco - San Francisco Giants baseball club advanced Thursday to the World Series following a Game 5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, and will begin next week a best-of-seven series against the Kansas City Royals.

Op-Ed: 2014 MLB Wild Card Race — The final push

The final push for October. In the National League you’ve got the Giants, Cardinals, Pirates and Brewers. In the American, it’s the A’s, Mariners, Tigers, Royals and Indians. This is what it’s all about.

Op-Ed: Which MLB team is poised to go deep in the post-season?

Oakland - It's been an interesting year in baseball. I'll start with that. No one team has been dominant over the course of the entire season.

Giants relief pitcher 7 outs away from MLB record

A perfect game is a rarity in baseball — only 23 have happened since MLB's inception — but in a way, San Francisco Giant Yusmeiro Petit has thrown one and more.

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Op-Ed: eBook for local author goes to print in time for Father's Day Special

San Francisco - In this digital age of just about everything going on line, San Francisco-based author Joseph Sutton had his book, "Father and Son: Thirty Years of Growing Up Together," printed from eBook format to hard copy.

LA fan Jonathan Denver murdered after Dodgers-Giants game

San Francisco - Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan after a Wednesday night baseball game between the visiting dodgers and the archrival San Francisco Giants.

SF Giants apologize after fan hurls banana at Orioles' Adam Jones

San Francisco - The San Francisco Giants baseball team has apologized following a Saturday incident in which an apparently racist spectator allegedly threw a banana at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a game between the teams at AT&T Park.

Op-Ed: Baseball, a fan's journal of when the Giants won the World Series Special

San Francisco - No doubt about it, local author Joseph Sutton is a San Francisco Giants fan. "The Years The Giants Won The Series: A Fan's Journal of the 2012 and 2010 World Series Season," is his second book on the subject.

Op-Ed: The A's should not relocate to San Jose

San Jose - Will the Oakland Athletics be coming to San Jose? Its a question the city has been waiting four years for Bud Selig to finally answer.

Op-Ed: Refs miss end-zone call as the loser wins Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore fans are happy but in San Francisco fans are crying foul. That's sports, the winner and loser thing can get muddled up sometimes, the case in Super Bowl XLVII Sunday in New Orleans. Does it matter? Or will history forget the details?

Taco Bell to give free tacos to residents in US northeast region

Irvine - Taco Bell will give a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers at Hurricane Sandy-affected franchises in the northeast region. The offer is only good today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Los Angeles Dodgers: Baseball's new 'Evil Empire?'

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone on a six-month acquisition and spending spree the likes of which has rarely, if ever, been seen in the history of Major League Baseball.

Video: SF Giants victory party turns dangerous

San Francisco - After winning by 4-3, the San Francisco Giants emerged as the 2012 World Series champions. Excited fans took to the streets of San Francisco; but, things turned chaotic which warranted police response.

Giants' win no earthshaking surprise — but the Earth did shake Special

Salinas - Shortly after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series against the Detroit Tigers, fans on California's Central Coast felt the Earth move -- although nothing gigantic.

Op-Ed: Why I want the Detroit Tigers to win the 2012 World Series

As the first game of the 2012 World Series takes over San Francisco tonight, I'm confident the Detroit's big bats and sharp pitching will dominate the Giants to help them win their first MLB championship since 1984. The city of Detroit needs this win.

Nats and Giants conclude 3-game series tonight, will Nats sweep? Special

Washington - July 3 kicked off a three-game series between two first place teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals.

Apparel company sues SF Giants over 'San Francisco' logo

San Francisco - A Hayward, Calif. apparel company is suing Major League Baseball team, San Francisco Giants, over the 'San Francisco' logo.

Art Gallery & book pay homage to San Francisco Giants series win Special

San Francisco, like any city, is proud of its sports teams. And, while not everyone is a sports fan, there is something special about a home team's win. Everyone was cheering for the SF Giants in the 2010 World Series.

Op-Ed: The chase for October is on

While September signifies the beginning of fall, the start of football it also opens up to the chase for October's playoff spots in Major League Baseball.

People Hate Barry Bonds Like a Pit Bull Banker

Barry Bonds was the epitome of the baseball champion. He made records and took high honors for his batting average and baseball heroics. Now he is being batted around badly with the crippling weight of blows by former fans for taking steroids.
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Over a million people packed the sidewalks of San Francisco for a noon-time parade down Market Street to City Hall on Oct. 31, 2014 to celebrate The San Francisco Giants third World Series win in five years.
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San Francisco-based author Joseph Sutton and his son Ray, upon which his memoirs regarding fatherhood are based.
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SHAKER: Candlestick Park in San Francisco was filled to capacity for the World Series in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17.
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