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5/24/2015 | Giants relieved to escape rainy, wild Denver

The Giants' series against the Colorado Rockies became a success when their charter flight took off Sunday night for Milwaukee, the team's next stop. Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers' playpen, has a retractable roof. That assures the Giants of avoiding the seven hours and seven minutes of rain delays that tested their patience here.

5/24/2015 | Lohse, Lincecum rolling into series opener

The Brewers kick off a six-game homestand Monday afternoon in a Memorial Day matchup against the Giants. Veteran righty Kyle Lohse gets the ball for the home team in the opener of a three-game series, while a rejuvenated Tim Lincecum goes for the visitors. Both starters are looking to complete a perfect month of May.

5/24/2015 | Lincecum freakishly good again after reboot

Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is successful again because he's learned to accept that he no longer has overpowering stuff and focus on being a more polished pitcher.

5/24/2015 | Giants designate McGehee for assignment

Intent on upgrading themselves at third base and expanding the pitching staff to 13 men, the Giants designated Casey McGehee for assignment Sunday, due largely to the third baseman's season-long batting slump.

5/24/2015 | Blanco nabbed at third to snuff rally

The Giants' 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday couldn't be pinned directly on Gregor Blanco's decision not to slide into third base on a ninth-inning double play or Casey McGehee's fifth-inning run that was nullified by a replay review. But after remaining ultra-competitive for two solid weeks, the Giants were reminded that it didn't take much to slip back into the land of the losing.

5/24/2015 | Crawford emerges as impact bat

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford always felt he belonged in the big leagues. Now, at the age of 28, in his fourth full big league season, he knows it. And it shows.

5/23/2015 | Bettis to oppose veteran Hudson to cap series

Giants right-hander Tim Hudson will look for his second win in as many starts when San Francisco closes out a four-game series with the Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. Righty Chad Bettis will take the hill for the Rockies.

5/23/2015 | Rockies use power to snap Giants' streak

Daniel Descalso's two-run homer in Saturday night's sixth inning enabled the Colorado Rockies to inch ahead and helped them claim a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants, ending the defending World Series champions' eight-game winning streak.

5/23/2015 | Strickland pitches in as 26th man for twin bill

Hunter Strickland departed from Sacramento for Denver on Friday afternoon, an hour or two before he and a handful of Sacramento Rivercats were scheduled to receive their 2014 World Series rings.

5/23/2015 | Giants outlast Rockies for eighth straight win

A remarkable display of two-out hitting carried the San Francisco Giants to their eighth consecutive victory, a 10-8 decision Saturday over the Colorado Rockies in the first half of a day-night doubleheader.

5/23/2015 | Vogelsong defies history at Coors Field

Ryan Vogelsong continued his ascent Friday, blanking the Colorado Rockies on two singles for six innings as the Giants roared to an 11-8 triumph. This particular outing held extra significance for Vogelsong. He further legitimized his recent excellence by thriving at a ballpark that has been exceedingly hostile to him.

5/23/2015 | Vet, rookie shore up Giants' rotation

Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum are the headliners in the Giants rotation. It is the Ryan Vogelsongs and Chris Hestons, however, who are the difference makers.

5/22/2015 | Umpire exits game after line drive hits hand

Umpire Paul Nauert left Friday night's Rockies-Giants game after being hit on the right hand by a Brandon Belt seventh-inning line drive.

5/22/2015 | Belt smashes upper-deck homer at Coors Field

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt observed the 20th anniversary season of Coors Field by clobbering a sixth-inning home run into the upper deck off Colorado Rockies right-hander Kyle Kendrick. It was the 34th homer to reach that level.

5/22/2015 | Giants relievers don't pine for starting roles

The Giants' plan to use all relievers in Saturday's second half of their day-night doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies begged a question: Though Yusmeiro Petit will start the game for the Giants, did any of his bullpen mates wish they could get the ball at the game's outset instead? None of the Giants quizzed sounded especially envious of Petit.

5/22/2015 | Strickland to join Giants for doubleheader

Right-hander Hunter Strickland, who made 17 appearances for the Giants late in the regular season and in the postseason last year, will join the club for Saturday's day-night doubleheader against Colorado. Strickland will be eligible to pitch in either game. He'll return to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.

5/22/2015 | Heston, Lyles get call to begin Giants-Rockies twin bill

The Rockies' second doubleheader of the season is Saturday's makeup of an April 26 rainout with San Francisco. The first leg will feature the Rockies' Jordan Lyles (2-4, 4.53 ERA) and San Francisco's Chris Heston (3-3, 3.72).

5/20/2015 | Duffy relishes Giants-Dodgers rivalry

Giants rookie Matt Duffy, a native of Southern California, loves the intensity of the Dodgers-Giants rivalry.

5/20/2015 | Pence makes a signature catch in home debut

Hunter Pence's catch of Adrian Gonzalez's sixth-inning drive to right-center field on Tuesday night might not have been the stuff of legend, but it was one of the most discussed events among those who witnessed the Giants' fifth victory in seven games this season over the Dodgers.

5/20/2015 | Humble Hudson gets untracked

Perhaps the individual least impressed with Tim Hudson's performance in the Giants' 2-0 win over the National League West-rival Dodgers on Tuesday night was Hudson himself.

5/20/2015 | Giants showcasing adaptability

Judging by their home/road splits, you might conclude that the Giants have developed a split personality. It's actually more a case of this being a highly adaptable troupe of athletes capable of adjusting virtually overnight from one style to another without missing a beat.

5/20/2015 | Anderson, Dodgers look to even series vs. Giants

There's no rain in the forecast, so Brett Anderson will try to be as effective with a dry baseball as he was with a slippery one his last two times out when the Dodgers try to even their three-game series with the Giants on Wednesday in San Francisco.

5/20/2015 | Hudson leads combined shutout vs. Dodgers

Tim Hudson ended a mini-slump with an effectively stubborn 6 1/3-inning performance, and Buster Posey delivered a key run with a third-inning single Tuesday night as the Giants beat the Dodgers, 2-0, despite a solid start from Carlos Frias.

5/19/2015 | Ishikawa's return will require a difficult decision

Travis Ishikawa's impending eligibility for activation from the disabled list will force the Giants to confront what likely will be a difficult decision.

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