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A’s Matt Chapman follows path of Rockies’ Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado will make his first playoff appearance Wednesday night when the Rockies play the National League wild-card game in Arizona. “He definitely deserves this,” A’s rookie Matt Chapman [Read entire story]

Giants won’t lose 100! — they beat Padres, Cain is next

Matt Cain will make his last big-league start Saturday and admitted to being a tad nervy. “You have nerves for the last start as you do for the first one,” he said on the eve of his finale. “You [Read entire story]

Giants’ Nick Hundley wins Willie Mac Award: ‘pretty overwhelming’

Nick Hundley is considered a good teammate and clubhouse leader, and there can’t be enough of those on a team having a horrible season. Friday night, Hundley received the Willie Mac Award as the most [Read entire story]

‘Willie Mays World Series MVP’: MLB renames award, honors Say Hey Kid

In 1954, the year Willie Mays made his epic Game 1 catch at the Polo Grounds in New York, the most replayed highlight in World Series history, there was no World Series most valuable player award. The [Read entire story]

Mark Canha’s walk-off home run lifts A’s over Mariners

If the A’s win three of four in their season-ending series in Texas, they’ll finish the second half with a winning record. For a team that was 39-50 in the first half, that’s called progress. [Read entire story]

Khris Davis hits 42nd homer in A’s 6-3 loss to Mariners

It didn’t take long for the A’s to set a team record Tuesday night. Marcus Semien was the leadoff hitter and homered to begin the bottom of the first inning. It was their 127th home run at the [Read entire story]

A’s win 7th straight: ‘It’s fun to come to the ballpark right now’

A’s manager Bob Melvin had discussions with his team about accomplishing three things in the final weeks. 1. Beating the Astros, a team that dominated the A’s until losing four straight at the [Read entire story]

Johnny Cueto at his own pace in Giants’ walk-off win

Johnny Cueto enjoys his time on a baseball diamond, and sometimes he just doesn’t want to come off the field. Never in a rush, Cueto moseys to the mound and moseys back to the dugout. He rarely runs [Read entire story]

Giants’ Mark Melancon vows to be ready for spring training

Mark Melancon plans to start throwing Dec. 15, around the time he usually begins his offseason throwing program, putting him on pace to be ready for spring training. “I don’t have to push, given [Read entire story]

Tumbling Giants fall to Diamondbacks, get closer to 100 losses

The Giants played a game Friday night that in manager Bruce Bochy’s mind was winnable, and it was. They led by a run in the seventh inning. As had happened 91 times previously, the Giants did all they [Read entire story]

Giants’ Bochy on Gorkys Hernandez’s season: ‘one of the best comebacks’

Gorkys Hernandez has had his share of struggles this year, like many Giants, but manager Bruce Bochy praised the outfielder for how he overcame his bad start. “If you break up his season, it’s one of [Read entire story]

Giants honor former manager Frank Robinson

When Frank Robinson was introduced as the first African American manager at a news conference in Cleveland in October 1974, he had a regret. “I’m sorry Jackie Robinson couldn’t be there. He passed [Read entire story]

Giants’ mistakes costly in 5-3 loss to Dodgers

It’s never too late to work on fundamentals, even in mid-September. The Giants were lacking in that department Tuesday night, and the Dodgers capitalized and found themselves in a rare postgame high-five line. [Read entire story]

Giants’ Jarrett Parker hopes to finish season strongly

CHICAGO — In the season’s final three weeks, Jarrett Parker hopes to build momentum for the offseason and 2018. It has been a tough year for the outfielder, who missed 96 games with a fractured clavicle and another [Read entire story]

Giants crushed by White Sox; will it be better against Dodgers?

CHICAGO — The Giants were miserably flat over the weekend against one of the saddest teams in the majors. Is it possible a home series with the Dodgers could awaken them? And never mind that the [Read entire story]

How about this for Giants’ goal: beat Dodgers in season series

CHICAGO — The Giants will be looking to win their first series since beating the Brewers two of three Aug. 21-23 and first road series since their sweep in Pittsburgh June 30-July 2. They’ve gone [Read entire story]

Giants give up 6 homers, get crushed by White Sox

CHICAGO - The perfect scenario was for Jeff Samardzija to resume his dominance on the mound and enjoy his homecoming on Chicago’s south side. That lasted all of two batters. Jose Abreu [Read entire story]

Vince Coleman: Buster Posey should’ve been credited with steal of home

CHICAGO - When Buster Posey appeared to have stolen home Friday night, perhaps nobody in a Giants uniform was happier than Vince Coleman. “I was going to be Coach of the Year,” Coleman quipped. [Read entire story]

Giants’ Samardzija back home to face childhood team

CHICAGO - Jeff Samardzija has returned home. He’s pitching on the South Side of Chicago Saturday night, a half-hour from where he was raised in Northwest Indiana. “This fall weather is engrained in [Read entire story]

Melancon done for year, to have forearm surgery

CHICAGO — Mark Melancon’s first season as a Giant, disappointing on many levels, officially is over. The reliever will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday to relieve compression in his forearm. He [Read entire story]