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5/5/2015 | Vogelsong shuts down Padres; Giants win 5th straight

Ryan Vogelsong worked seven shutout innings and received ample offensive support Tuesday night as the San Francisco Giants lengthened their dual winning streaks to five overall and eight at home with a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres.


5/5/2015 | Brilliant Vogelsong bounces back in style

Combine Ryan Vogelsong's competitiveness and resolve with some proper technique, and you get the masterly sort of performance he delivered Tuesday night.


5/5/2015 | Pagan scratched due to lacerated middle finger

Center fielder Angel Pagan was scratched from the Giants' lineup Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres with a lacerated left middle finger.


5/5/2015 | Romo getting crafty in pursuit of punchouts

Giants right-hander Sergio Romo isn't throwing any harder. But, entering his seventh full Major League season, he's throwing better in certain ways.


5/5/2015 | Bumgarner's gem rescues Giants' defense

Perhaps lost in Madison Bumgarner's masterful performance during Monday's 2-0 Giants win over the Padres was the fact that San Francisco committed a season-high four errors. But Bumgarner's brilliance wiped out any miscues on the field.


5/5/2015 | MadBum exacts revenge on NL West rivals

Getting even, and maybe just a tad mad, Madison Bumgarner did to the Padres on Monday night in a 2-0 Giants victory at AT&T Park what they had done to him at Petco Park in producing 10 hits and five runs across three innings on April 11.


5/5/2015 | MadBum prompts thoughts of no-no vs. Padres

Madison Bumgarner avenged his lone loss this season, which came last month in San Diego, by holding the Padres hitless until Justin Upton led off the seventh inning with a single. The Giants scored two runs,enough to hand Tyson Ross a tough-luck loss.


5/4/2015 | Vogelsong faces tough challenge in Padres

Acquiring players like Wil Myers, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton has given Padres manager Bud Black confidence in his team's offense. Struggling Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will face the Padres on Tuesday, while San Diego will send Andrew Cashner to the mound.


5/4/2015 | Giants trying to keep backup catchers sharp

A pitching machine was set up at shortstop Monday afternoon at AT&T Park, shooting baseballs toward Giants backup catchers Andrew Susac and Hector Sanchez at home. For Sanchez, it's about the only time he's getting behind the plate these days.


5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.


5/3/2015 | Aoki, Panik power Giants to quick advantage

Going into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, it was hard to imagine a more unlikely Giants duo to hit back-to-back home runs than leadoff hitter Nori Aoki and second baseman Joe Panik.


5/3/2015 | Pence launches homers in first on-field BP

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence took pregame batting practice on the field Sunday for the first time since breaking his left arm in Spring Training.


5/3/2015 | Bumgarner seeks better results vs. Padres

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will try to atone for his worst start of the season Monday when the Giants open a three-game series against the Padres and right-hander Tyson Ross at AT&T Park.


5/2/2015 | McGehee starting to find comfort level with SF

It was no secret that Casey McGehee's first month with the Giants was a difficult one. But he had the Giants faithful standing on their feet Saturday afternoon, as the veteran third baseman left his mark on the 5-4 win over the Angels at AT&T Park.


5/2/2015 | Hudson treasures season's first win

Pitchers get old, but the magic of a "W" next to their name in a box score never does. Tim Hudson knows the feeling -- both feelings, actually -- better than any active starting pitcher in the Major Leagues.


5/2/2015 | Giants beat Angels when liner hits baserunner

Matt Joyce's batted ball could've snuck into the outfield for a game-tying hit in the ninth inning Saturday, but instead it struck pinch-runner Taylor Featherston to became the final out of a 5-4 Angels loss to the Giants.


5/2/2015 | Lincecum, Giants look to keep Weaver winless

Tim Lincecum of the Giants and Jered Weaver of the Angels aren't what they used to be on the mound. But the two right-handers will go head to head for Sunday's series finale at AT&T Park, with the Giants seeking a three-game sweep.


5/2/2015 | Peavy has encouraging bullpen session

Injured Giants right-hander Jake Peavy threw off the mound Saturday for the first time since April 17. Peavy has been working through back problems since missing a scheduled start April 7, but said he didn't feel any discomfort during the bullpen session at AT&T Park.


5/2/2015 | Giants-Angels series is short on history

When Giants right-hander Tim Hudson faces off against Angels left-hander Hector Santiago on Saturday in the second game of a three-game Interleague series at AT&T Park, there won't be much familiarity on either side.


5/2/2015 | Panik starts Giants' May on right foot

Having posted a 9-13 April record, their worst for the season's first month since 1991 (8-12), the Giants needed to open May in rousing fashion. They accomplished that with their third consecutive walk-off home triumph, a 3-2 Interleague decision over the Angels furnished by pinch-hitter Joe Panik's two-out, bases-loaded single in the ninth.


5/2/2015 | Giants edge Angels on Panik's walk-off single

Joe Panik's two-out, pinch-hit single with the bases loaded broke a ninth-inning deadlock Friday night and lifted the Giants to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Angels. It was San Francisco's third walk-off victory of the season and the second delivered by Panik.


5/1/2015 | Bochy, Scioscia writing legacies few can claim

The Giants' Bruce Bochy and the Angels' Mike Scioscia came into their Interleague series with a combined 37 managerial seasons, 2,969 wins, 14 postseason appearances and four World Series championships.


5/1/2015 | Bochy thinks Pence could return in late May

Hunter Pence's first live batting-practice session since he fractured his left arm Friday prompted Giants manager Bruce Bochy to estimate that the right fielder will rejoin the lineup "toward the back end" of May.