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Surprise party as Giants overwhelm Rockies

A starting pitcher who carried a shutout bid into the seventh inning. The Giants gave their fans a glimpse of better times when they rolled to a 9-2 victory over the Rockies in Monday night’s series opener at AT&T [Read entire story]

Giants’ Mark Melancon says story on stretch is a stretch

Mark Melancon said he was in on moving back the bullpen’s 3:30 p.m. stretch time, explaining that a later stretch gives relievers more time to receive treatment, work in the weight room and eat before taking the [Read entire story]

Giants fall to Braves 12-11, finish trip 1-7

The Giants waited through a 1-hour, 26-minute rain delay Thursday night, fell to the Braves 12-11 in a game that ended at 12:39 a.m. Friday and were to fly all night, arrive in San Francisco around sunrise and sleep fast [Read entire story]

On Brandon Belt and his barreled-bat percentage and exit velocity

ATLANTA - Brandon Belt has been making better contact lately, or so it appears, but the results aren’t always evident. Make a perfect shot in basketball, the ball goes in the hoop. Belt was out of the lineup in [Read entire story]

Giants lose in 11; don’t blame Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija was the latest pitcher to add to the Giants’ total Wednesday night by yielding three runs in seven innings, but it came in the Giants’ rain-delayed 5-3 loss to the Braves, so what good was it? Hunter [Read entire story]

Eduardo Nuñez wants to stay with Giants

ATLANTA — Third baseman Eduardo Nuñez is hoping for a longer-term relationship with the Giants, even though he might be mentioned in trade talk before the July 31 deadline and even though he’ll be a free agent after [Read entire story]

Giants’ Nuñez wants to get healthy, stay in SF

ATLANTA - Third baseman Eduardo Nuñez is hoping for a longer-term relationship with the Giants even though he might be mentioned in trade talk before the July 31 deadline, even though he’ll be a free agent after the [Read entire story]

Giants beat Braves; not a misprint

Brandon Belt hit a ball, and the second baseman threw it to the shortstop, who dropped it. After the two misplays, Austin Slater hit a three-run home run to erase a two-run deficit, and the Giants beat the Braves 6-3 on [Read entire story]

Kyle Crick replaces Derek Law in Giants’ bullpen

ATLANTA — Kyle Crick made a full-time transition from starter to reliever this year and put up his best minor-league numbers. Tuesday, he was rewarded with a promotion to the big leagues for the first time, proving [Read entire story]

Giants’ Bochy reacts to Maddon’s comments on Posey

ATLANTA — It has been six years, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon cited Buster Posey’s season-ending collision in 2011 when defending Anthony Rizzo for his part in a collision at the plate in Monday night’s Cubs-Padres [Read entire story]

Giants demote Law, call up Crick

The disappointing Giants, in their most disappionting stretch of one of their most disappointing seasons, demoted reliever Derek Law to Triple-A Sacramento a day after he gave up four runs without retiring a [Read entire story]

Giants lose again; how long will Cueto stick around?

ATLANTA — As the Giants enter the summer months and approach the trade deadline, they’ll be making decisions they haven’t made in a long time — at least since they started their run of three championships in [Read entire story]

MLB denies Stricklandin bid to cut 6-game ban

ATLANTA — Hunter Strickland and the Giants finally got word on the relief pitcher’s appeal on his six-game suspension: denied. Strickland will miss the four-game series in Atlanta, which started Monday night, and [Read entire story]

Appeal denied: Giants’ Strickland must serve 6-game suspension

ATLANTA - Hunter Strickland and the Giants finally got word on the relief pitcher’s appeal for his six-game suspension. Major League Baseball ruled Monday that Strickland is penalized all six games — he was seeking [Read entire story]

Giants pitcher Ty Blach’s Father’s Day gift to his dad

“That was pretty special, especially because it’s Father’s Day,” Blach, a Denver native, said of his first Coors Field start. With a bunch of family and friends in attendance, Blach took a 2-1 lead into the [Read entire story]

Giants lose again to Rockies, Mark Melancon blows save chance

Melancon threw a first-pitch fastball to Nolan Arenado, who hit his second career walk-off home run and completed his first career cycle to send the Giants out of town with a 7-5 loss. Melancon accepted a $62 million [Read entire story]

Posey, Giants recall special Atlanta moment, await new Braves park

DENVER - The start of the Giants’ postseason dominance began in 2010 at Turner Field, a facility built for the 1996 Olympics that the Braves made home for only 20 years before moving into their new digs this season, [Read entire story]

Giants may soon be calling on Ryder Jones

The Giants’ prospect homered in three consecutive games with Triple-A Sacramento and continues to catch the attention of the team’s decision makers. “He’s a guy I’m watching,” manager Bruce Bochy [Read entire story]

Cain is lone bright spot as Giants’ skid hits 5

[...] remains on target to set a franchise record for losses. The latest boo-boo was Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies, featuring more mishaps on the bases, in the field, out of the bullpen and especially at the [Read entire story]

Giants becoming historically bad, lose to Rockies 10-8

Make that four straight losses, 13 in 17 games and a season-high 17 games below .500. Manager Bruce Bochy, running out of patience, was ejected in an ugly seventh inning during a heated argument with plate umpire Gary [Read entire story]