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7/13/2014 | Battery's history-making slams boost Giants

Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam in the sixth inning -- one inning after Buster Posey did the same -- as the Giants ended the first half of the season with an 8-4 blasting of the D-backs at AT&T Park on Sunday. The twin slams made Bumgarner and Posey the first pitcher-catcher duo in Major League history to each hit a grand slam in the same game.

7/13/2014 | MadBum in rare company with season's second slam

With a grand slam Sunday, Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner became just the second pitcher in history to hit two grand slams in one season. Braves right-hander Tony Cloninger is the only other pitcher to accomplish the feat,

7/13/2014 | Road warrior MadBum, Giants head to Miami

The last time the Giants went on the road, they were trying to recover from a June swoon that saw the team win just 10 of 26 games in the month. San Francisco, which is 24-18 on the road this season, will travel to Miami to open the second half with a three-game series against the Marlins starting Friday. San Francisco All-Star hurler Madison Bumgarner will oppose Nathan Eovaldi.

7/13/2014 | Hudson replaces Bumgarner on All-Star roster

The fishing trip Giants starter Tim Hudson planned to take during the All-Star break is going to have to wait -- he has been named to the National League All-Star team, replacing teammate Madison Bumgarner, who pitched Sunday.

7/13/2014 | Back stiffness knocks Belt out of first-half finale

First baseman Brandon Belt was a late scratch from the Giants lineup Sunday afternoon with back stiffness.

7/13/2014 | Bochy happy with Giants' standing despite skid

The Giants' 9-22 record since boasting a stellar 42-21 record on June 9 hasn't given manager Bruce Bochy much to celebrate, but while the team's month-long slide has erased the cushy division lead, it hasn't left Bochy devoid of perspective.

7/12/2014 | Giants look to MadBum to close first half strong

The Giants are hoping the D-backs will be the cure for All-Star lefty Madison Bumgarner's recent struggles due to the fact that he has not allowed a run against Arizona in 12 innings this year. Bumgarner faces D-backs lefty Vidal Nuno in the first-half finale Sunday.

7/12/2014 | Giants unable to support Vogelsong in loss to D-backs

Ryan Vogelsong received a round of applause from the AT&T Park crowd as he exited the mound in the seventh inning, his workday complete. That was all the support he'd get. The Giants didn't score a run while Vogelsong was in the game for a fourth consecutive outing en route to losing, 2-0, to the D-backs on Saturday afternoon.

7/12/2014 | D-backs get call overturned to stifle Giants' rally

The D-backs got a crucial call at first base overturned in their favor in the seventh inning against the Giants on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.

7/12/2014 | Bochy believes bats are ready to come alive

Marco Scutaro walked into the clubhouse for the first time this season on Friday, and Joe Panik instantly noticed a change in his surroundings from his locker stall. According to Panik, the clubhouse became a livelier place. Manager Bruce Bochy sees signs of the same uptick in energy occurring with the team's bats.

7/12/2014 | Giants hope to get Pagan back shortly after break

Sunday is Angel Pagan Bobblehead Day at AT&T Park. The player of honor will be across the country rehabbing in Florida, and there's not yet a timetable for when he'll return to playing baseball on the shores of McCovey Cove.

7/12/2014 | Lincecum shines vs. D-backs, wins fourth straight

Tim Lincecum was masterful in seven shutout innings en route to his fourth consecutive win in the Giants' 5-0 victory over the D-backs on Friday.

7/11/2014 | Giants hoping for spark as Scutaro comes off DL

Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was activated from the disabled list Thursday, and the veteran is a very welcome addition to the struggling club.

7/11/2014 | Giants designate infielder Hicks for assignment

One month to the date of his last hit, infielder Brandon Hicks was designated for assignment Thursday by the Giants, who needed to make room on the roster for Marco Scutaro, who was activated after batting practice.

7/11/2014 | Miley looks to stay strong against Giants

Wade Miley will take the hill against the Giants on Saturday looking to add some stability to the D-backs' rotation. He will face off against Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, who has quite a history against the D-backs.

7/10/2014 | Giants sunk by A's in Bay Bridge Series finale

The Giants' bats were quiet again and the A's batted around during a four-run sixth inning en route to clinching the 2014 Bay Bridge Series, three games to one, with a 6-1 victory at AT&T Park on Thursday afternoon.

7/10/2014 | A's victory ends with successful challenge

The A's 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday was cemented by a replay review.

7/10/2014 | Umpire Johnson departs with possible concussion

Home-plate umpire Adrian Johnson exited Thursday's game between the A's and Giants at AT&T Park after just three innings because of a possible concussion resulting from a foul tip to his mask.

7/10/2014 | Adrianza could see time at short after break

Ehire Adrianza was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Thursday's game. With the Giants playing a handful of series on the East Coast after the All-Star break, manager Bruce Bochy said Adrianza will receive more playing time at shortstop after the break, to help spare Brandon Crawford some wear and tear.

7/10/2014 | Giants could use Colvin, Pence in center field

With Angel Pagan rehabbing an injured back in Arizona and Juan Perez optioned to Triple-A, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has one fewer outfielder on his 25-man roster than usual. His confidence in Tyler Colvin to play center field if needed allowed Bochy to comfortably proceed with one fewer outfielder.

7/10/2014 | Adrianza returns as Perez sent back to Triple-A

The Giants optioned outfielder Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno after the team's 5-2 win against the A's on Wednesday night. Infielder Ehire Adrianza will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

7/10/2014 | Giants get lift at home to overcome rival A's

Having declared Tuesday that competing against the soaring Oakland A's required opponents to play their best baseball, manager Bruce Bochy watched his club validate his logic as the suddenly sharper Giants returned home and recorded a 5-2 victory Wednesday.

7/9/2014 | Hudson set for second start against former team

Thursday will be just the second matchup with the A's, the team that drafted him and gave him his first chance in the Majors, in Tim Hudson's career. He will be opposed by lefty Scott Kazmir.

7/9/2014 | Giants targeting Friday for Scutaro's return

Mired in a month-long slump, the Giants could use a boost. It appears one will arrive Friday. That's when second baseman Marco Scutaro is slated to return to the club.

7/9/2014 | Giants could be interested in deal for Zobrist

The already active speculation about the Giants' interest in Tampa Bay handyman Ben Zobrist has increased. Giants special assignment scout Pat Burrell recently was seen at Tropicana Field, where other San Francisco scouts have visited -- and not just when David Price pitches.

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