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Sandoval finally gets hit; his homer lifts Giants 9-2

CHICAGO - The modern way of saying it: The ball left the bat with a 105 mph exit velocity and 28-degree launch angle and traveled 413 feet. The old-school way of saying it: Dang, that went far. [Read entire story]

It’s official: Giants’ Melancon to undergo season-ending 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]

A’s add Renato Nuñez (32 homers) to September roster

The A’s called up a man who hit 32 home runs in the minors this season and don’t necessarily have a spot for him. Renato Nuñez’s homers total with Triple-A Nashville is tied for [Read entire story]

Mac Williamson returns, tries to make impression on Giants

The hopes for Jarrett Parker and Mac Williamson to get serious playing time in left field were dashed early this year when both got hurt. Parker recovered from his broken clavicle and returned to the [Read entire story]

Here’s the catch: another loss for Giants

When center fielder Gorkys Hernandez dashed toward left-center and extended his glove above the 8-foot wall at AT&T Park for perhaps the catch of the year, he became Madison Bumgarner’s best friend. [Read entire story]

Giants take heat: 95 degrees at game time, and then it soared

So the hitting conditions are advantageous in this weather? Balls flying off bats? A hitters’ paradise? So true Friday. Not so true Saturday — at least until Nick Hundley’s [Read entire story]

Hundley’s homer lifts Giants in 10th

Nick Hundley will be a free agent after the season, and he and the Giants seem a perfect match. “I love these guys,” the catcher said. “People in this clubhouse are winners. It hasn’t been the [Read entire story]

Giants routed on night Cueto returns, Crawford homers (again)

The ball went in the air, high and deep, and the snide comments were uttered shortly after it landed. “Will Mike Matheny ask for a review?” “Can a fan interfere if the ball bounces [Read entire story]

Giants reliever Derek Law says tweak to his arsenal has made him better

Early this season, batters loved facing Giants reliever Derek Law, whose slider and curve were roughly the same speed and broke roughly the same way. “They could sit on basically the same pitch,” Law [Read entire story]

How Giants’ Derek Law rediscovered himself in minors

Early this season, batters loved facing Derek Law, whose slider and curve were roughly the same speed and broke roughly the same way. “They could sit on basically the same pitch,” Law said Friday [Read entire story]

Khris (as in Khrush) Davis homers twice in A’s win

Khris Davis might not have a high batting average, and he might not be a Gold Glove left fielder, and he might strike out a lot. But when he turns on a pitch he likes and makes hard contact, fortunately [Read entire story]

Teams’ patience key for Giants’ Ryder Jones, A’s Matt Olson

Each time Ryder Jones walked to the plate Wednesday afternoon, the scoreboard spoke the cold truth. His numbers were shown in bright lights, and his batting average was not glorious. “Obviously, it’s [Read entire story]

Giants fall to Brewers 4-3; Jeff Samardzija deserved better

Jeff Samardzija is an easy target for criticism because of his record and the home runs he has surrendered. They’re easy on-the-surface stats with which to condemn him because neither is pretty. [Read entire story]

Giants placing top prospects in winter ball

Several of the Giants’ top prospects have been injured this season, wiping out opportunities for management to fully evaluate them either at Triple-A Sacramento or the big leagues. The opportunities [Read entire story]

Giants finally get home shutout, beat Brewers 2-0

Chris Stratton is learning about pitching in a postseason race, albeit it has nothing to do with the Giants and everything to do with the Giants’ opponents. A day after getting mathematically [Read entire story]

Giants’ Bruce Bochy on Phillies pitcher Hector Neris: ‘He’s an idiot’

One day after Giants catcher Buster Posey went out of character with comments about Philadelphia closer Hector Neris, manager Bruce Bochy did the same. “I’ll say it,” Bochy said Monday. “He’s [Read entire story]

Marlins are a mess, and Derek Jeter gets to fix them

Derek Jeter’s the man in Miami, a wise choice by baseball to run the dysfunctional Marlins, and so far he’s hitting .500. The Jeter ownership group wants to dump a couple of remnants from ruinous [Read entire story]

Concussion update: DL for Joe Panik, no improvement for Brandon Belt

MIAMI — After he got hit on the head Sunday in Washington, Joe Panik was cautiously optimistic. Panik’s condition had worsened, and he was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said [Read entire story]

Giants beat Marlins, Madison Bumgarner gives up latest Giancarlo Stanton HR

The two faced each other in Tuesday night’s 9-4 Giants victory, each celebrated player wanting to one-up the other, each wanting mano [...] the first two times Stanton stepped to the plate, the Marlins had one out and [Read entire story]

Giants place Panik on 7-day concussion DL

MIAMI — Joe Panik’s condition worsened by Tuesday afternoon, according to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, and the team placed the second baseman on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Panik took a blow to the head [Read entire story]