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Giants struggle again at home, lose 4-2 to Diamondbacks

The best thing to be said about the Giants’ offense Saturday was ... well, Mike Broadway sure looked impressive on the mound in his major-league debut. A day after they got their first hit in the seventh inning, the [Read entire story]

Giants beat: Odds against a Heston repeat

Giants beat: Odds against a Heston repeat Vander Meer set a record that won’t ever be broken. Asked about the mind-set he’ll take to the mound, Heston said, There will be some more confidence, but the mind-set [Read entire story]

Shea: A’s doing their best to ignore trade speculation

In advance of the July 31 deadline, contenders are identifying out-of-the-running teams for their available players, including the Phillies (Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon), Reds (Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman), [Read entire story]

Giants get two hits, lose 1-0 to Diamondbacks

On Friday night, Posey hit a seventh-inning single to make sure the Giants didn’t get no-hit for the first time in their 16 years at China Basin. [...] baseman Chris Owings fielded it on one hop and ran toward Duffy, [Read entire story]

Giants probable pitchers, June 13-15

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Giants can thank Dave Righetti for proliferation of no-hitters

Like World Series titles, the Giants are greedy when it comes to no-hitters. Accustomed to dealing daily with pitchers’ mechanics and mind-sets — different for every man, in some cases, dramatically so — Righetti [Read entire story]

Pat Venditte show comes to Oakland

From the moment the news release made it official Friday — “A’s Select SHP Pat Venditte from Nashville” — the baseball world turned its attention to the A’s and their switch-pitcher, who made his major-league [Read entire story]

Ambidextrous Sandoval piqued by A’s switch-pitcher Venditte

When Pat Venditte debuted at Fenway Park on Friday night, one Boston player paid particular attention: former Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was born a lefty but learned to throw right-handed to give him [Read entire story]

Jesse Chavez’s humble beginnings in draft keep him motivated

BOSTON — Jesse Chavez sat at his Fenway Park locker next to Scott Kazmir, the 15th overall draft pick in 2002. A few lockers down was Sonny Gray, the 18th overall pick in 2011. “It makes me realize you can’t take [Read entire story]

A’s fall to Red Sox for second day in row

“I always thought, ‘Man, that’s such a cool place,’” said A’s rookie Mark Canha, who admitted to having goose bumps before Friday’s series opener. Oakland entered the series on a 9-3 run with the rotation [Read entire story]

A’s beat: Venditte reflects on debut

A’s beat: Venditte reflects on debut BOSTON — A day after his big-league debut, Pat Venditte was more willing to talk baseball than the history he made as the first full-time ambidextrous pitcher in the modern [Read entire story]

Venditte confession: ‘I was working on three hours’ sleep’

BOSTON - Pat Venditte saw the video of his performance from Friday night and said, I was just happy I was able to get the ball down in the zone and get ahead for the most part. [...] Venditte was speaking purely of [Read entire story]

A’s beat: Fan suffers life-threatening injuries when hit by bat

Fan suffers life-threatening injuries when hit by bat BOSTON — A woman attending Friday’s A’s-Red Sox game suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a broken bat, Boston police said. The woman was [Read entire story]

A’s to root for Warriors in opener — but first a baseball game and a flight

Melvin has stayed in contact with Steve Kerr since both were in Arizona, Melvin with the Diamondbacks and Kerr with the Suns. Melvin has sent Kerr, his East Bay neighbor, congratulatory texts throughout the coach’s [Read entire story]

A look at A’s, Giants’ 3rd basemen: here and gone

[...] baseman Josh Donaldson ranks first by a wide margin in the stat WAR among third basemen, according to Baseball-Reference.com. The hot corner has cooled in the Bay Area post-Donaldson and Pablo Sandoval, but the [Read entire story]

Tigers’ miscue opens door, A’s slam it

On Tuesday night, the Tigers made a defensive blunder that even the A’s couldn’t have imagined, and it ignited a five-run rally that lifted Oakland to a 5-3 victory in the series opener at Comerica Park. [...] [Read entire story]

Commissioner ‘concerned about pace’ of A’s ballpark decision

DETROIT — The A’s shouldn’t wait on deck until the Raiders resolve their stadium issue, Commissioner Rob Manfred said. The Raiders have to make their own set of decisions. The A’s and baseball have to make [Read entire story]

Stephen Curry on hand to see Giants handle Braves

The “MVP” chants resonated throughout China Basin three seasons after Buster Posey won the National League MVP award. Posey showed Curry, the three-point king, that he can hit from long range, too, blasting a [Read entire story]

Giants beat: Jake Peavy’s rehab work hits bit of snag

Jake Peavy’s rehab work hits bit of snag The Giants won’t need to answer the popular rotation question — who’s lifted when Jake Peavy returns? — any time soon. Peavy’s rehab from a back/hip injury hasn’t [Read entire story]

Chris Heston solid as Giants defeat Braves 7-0

In spring training, when the Giants had extra starting pitchers, Heston wasn’t even on the depth chart. Two months into the season, he found himself dueling Shelby Miller inning for inning, and Miller has pitched as [Read entire story]