The Giants clinched the National League West for the first time since 2012, defeating the San Diego Padres 11-4 in the final game of the regular season.
Early struggles from the Giants bullpen dug a hole deeper than four home runs could fill Wednesday night.
San Diego starter Blake Snell kept Oakland hitters quiet and his bullpen followed his lead.
Making his first start since April 14 when he suffered a Grade 1 lat strain, Johnny Cueto lasted just three innings.
In their final game of 2020, the Giants were in a “win and you’re in” situation. Except they didn’t. And they’re out.
The A’s might have lost more than a game Sunday afternoon, as All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman left with an apparent leg injury.
Daniel Mengden tested positive for Covid-19 on Aug. 29, causing the team to postpone their last four games
Late-game heroics? Again? Yes and no.
At one point, it seemed as if the Giants bats would remain frozen Wednesday night. This time around, the Giants bats woke up, and in a big way.
The Giants hosted the red-hot Padres Tuesday, and were unable to overcome a pair of early San Diego home runs.
A late rally by the San Francisco Giants was not enough, as they fell 5-3 to the San Diego Padres.
In a game representing Giants Manager Bruce Bochy’s final visit to San Diego and potentially Madison Bumgarner’s final start in black and orange, it was the grandson of baseball royalty who took hold of Petco Park Sunday.
The Giants lost Saturday night for just the fourth time since the All Star Break, falling 5-1 to the San Diego Padres.
The California rivals played their 64th-combined one-run game Friday night in San Diego, with the Giants prevailing 2-1 in 11 innings.
Suddenly, the Giants can’t stop scoring.
The Padre defense played as San Francisco’s 26th man in the Giants 4-2 victory Wednesday. The bottom of the fifth and beyond became a comedy of errors that likely left San Diegans everywhere facepalming.
Giants rookie Tyler Beede made his fourth major league start Tuesday against San Diego, and it was his best to date. But the box score won’t show that.
For once this season, all cylinders were running for San Francisco Tuesday night.
A seemingly perfect storm had aligned for this Giants team. Instead, it turned into more of the same for San Francisco.
The Giants dropped another taut, low-scoring game Sunday afternoon, falling 3-1 to the Padres for their third loss in four days to open the season.