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9/24/2016 | Giants rebound in 10th to gain Wild Card tie

The Giants gained a share of the lead in the National League's crowded Wild Card race Saturday, as Denard Span's two-run homer punctuated a three-run outburst in the 10th inning that gave San Francisco a 9-6 victory over the San Diego Padres.

9/24/2016 | Nunez picks up Posey with hustle, great grab

Eduardo Nunez proved that his speed can help the Giants on defense, too, as he made a startling and spectacular play Saturday to record an out that briefly appeared elusive.

9/24/2016 | Giants send rookie to oppose Padres' Richard in finale

The Giants will send Ty Blach to the mound in Sunday's finale vs. the Padres, who counter with lefty Clayton Richard. Blach is filling in for Johnny Cueto, who is continuing to recover from a left groin strain he sustained during his Tuesday start vs. the Dodgers.

9/24/2016 | Blach expected to take Cueto's start vs. Padres

Ty Blach is nothing like Johnny Cueto. Yet Blach will try his best to emulate the leading winner of the Giants' rotation when he replaces Cueto as Sunday's starter against the San Diego Padres.

9/24/2016 | Fifth inning goes awry for Reynolds, Giants

To say that Friday night's fifth inning didn't proceed as planned for the Giants was an understatement. They scored twice in the top of the inning to shave the difference to one run. Then came the Padres' half of the fifth, which didn't end until they scored four runs to seal their 7-2 triumph over San Francisco.

9/23/2016 | Cueto, Crawford might be able to return Sunday

The slight possibility exists that shortstop Brandon Crawford and right-hander Johnny Cueto, who sustained injuries Tuesday, could resume playing on the same day: Sunday, in the Giants' series finale against the San Diego Padres.

9/23/2016 | Bumgarner looks to build off scoreless outing

The Giants send Madison Bumgarner to the mound Saturday against Jarred Cosart and the Padres, as San Francisco continues to try to position itself for a National League Wild Card spot.

9/23/2016 | 'Consistent' Samardzija gives Giants big outing

The power of Jeff Samardzija's pitching Thursday night created the distinct impression that he could have lasted into the 10th inning or beyond against the Padres.

9/22/2016 | Cueto, Crawford progress; returns still TBD

The outlook is optimistic for shortstop Brandon Crawford and right-hander Johnny Cueto, who have progressed in their recoveries from their respective injuries.

9/22/2016 | Moore's early exit provides unique opportunity

The 9-3 spanking that the Giants received from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night became a glamorized side session for the leading candidates to replace Johnny Cueto as Sunday's starter at San Diego.

9/22/2016 | Giants miss big Wild Card opportunity in LA

San Francisco took the field Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium knowing that the Mets and Cardinals, their rivals in the National League Wild Card competition, already had lost. A victory over the Dodgers would put the Giants back on top of the NL Wild Card standings. But instead of delivering an aggressive response, San Francisco offered only an ineffectual retreat in the form of a 9-3 loss.

9/22/2016 | Giants take postseason chase to San Diego

The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will pursue drastically different goals during their four-game series at Petco Park, which begins Thursday night with Jeff Samardzija squaring off with Christian Friedrich.

9/21/2016 | Bochy drops in on Dodgers legend Scully

Before leaving town, Giants manager Bruce Bochy made sure to deliver a heartfelt, respectful farewell to Vin Scully, the legendary Dodgers broadcaster who's retiring at the end of the regular season.

9/21/2016 | Giant pain: Crawford sits; Cueto's next start in jeopardy

The Giants avoided worst-case scenarios regarding the injuries to right-hander Johnny Cueto and shortstop Brandon Crawford. However, Crawford will miss some playing time -- his unwanted rest began with Wednesday night's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and Cueto was rated as "questionable" for his scheduled start Sunday at San Diego.

9/21/2016 | Giants' win forges Wild Card tie

The San Francisco Giants preserved a lead through the ninth inning, which has posed a considerable challenge for them, and emerged with a critical 2-0 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

9/20/2016 | Giants lose Crawford, Cueto to injuries

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford left Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning with a dislocated left pinkie.

9/20/2016 | Giants don't elaborate on Bumgarner's exit

One day after Giants manager Bruce Bochy removed Madison Bumgarner from Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the timing of the left-hander's exit remained mysterious.

9/20/2016 | Bumgarner does his part with stellar start

Unlike the Giants' bullpen, Madison Bumgarner experienced little trouble recording outs Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yet nobody offered a clear explanation for Bumgarner's removal after he sustained a seven-inning one-hitter and eclipsed Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in San Francisco's 2-1 loss.

9/20/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Nunez's speed aids Giants

With Clayton Kershaw on the mound, runs were going to be hard to come by. So the Giants' Eduardo Nunez used his legs to give his team the lead.

9/20/2016 | Feud between Bumgarner, Puig flares again

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig and Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner resumed their hostilities Monday night, prompting both benches and bullpens to empty by jawing at each other in a seventh-inning confrontation.

9/19/2016 | Dodgers walk off in 9th, cut magic number to 7

The scene changed but the result remained the same for the San Francisco Giants, who squandered another ninth-inning lead as the Los Angeles Dodgers prevailed Monday night, 2-1, on Adrian Gonzalez's walk-off double.

9/19/2016 | Hill looks to reprise stellar Dodgers debut vs. Giants

Rich Hill vs. Johnny Cueto at Dodger Stadium went the Dodgers' way the first time, and another win Tuesday would move Los Angeles closer to sealing the National League West as the Dodgers boast a six-game division lead over the Giants after a walk-off win in the series opener.

9/19/2016 | Giants' bullpen woes have vexed skipper Bochy

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who's renowned for his orchestration of the bullpen, acknowledged Monday that this has been "the most trying season for me" due to the relievers' erratic performance overall.

9/19/2016 | Vote: Esurance MLB Awards balloting begins

Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at to help decide the annual Esurance MLB Awards, recognizing 20 suspenseful categories and starting right now with Best Major Leaguer, Best Hitter, Best Pitcher and Best Rookie.

9/18/2016 | Despite loss, Suarez solid in Giants' rotation

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was searching for stability at the back end of his starting rotation in August. He's clearly found it with Albert Suarez.After returning from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 27, the 26-year-old rookie has settled into the role as the team's fifth starter, providing the Giants with another solid outing Sunday in the club's 3-0 loss to the Cardinals.

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