San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo gestures walking back to the dugout during their baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, May 10, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants Salvage Series Split in 3-2 Comeback Win

By: Sean Vernon The Giants gave their mothers something to cheer about with today’s 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, capped off with a 9th-inning two-run comeback that gave closer Santiago Casilla his fourth win of the season. Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong found himself in a scary spot in the fourth when Dee Gordon’s seventh double of the season nearly scored Mat Latos. (Gordon’s average now stands at .439, easily…

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San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Marlins Dominance at AT&T Continues

By: Joe Lami SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Since 2010, the Miami Marlins have owned San Francisco at AT&T Park with a record of 15-6, the highest winning percentage in past five years.  Saturday night was no different as the fish dominated the Giants, who were sporting their new black jerseys in front of 42,258, as they defeated the orange and black 6-2. The Giants hopes were high, sending out ace, Madison Bumgarner,…

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San Francisco Giants' Casey McGehee, left, is congratulated by teammates Tim Lincecum (55), Buster Posey (28) and Justin Maxwell (43) after hitting a grand slam off Miami Marlins' Jarred Cosart in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

McGehee Breaks Though in Grand Fashion, Carries Giants to 6-0 Win

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Casey McGehee’s gone through a lot of adversity these past few years. Bouncing from around from team to team and finally Japan prepared him to handle hard times, which he’s had his fair share of this season. He was presented his 2014 NL Comeback Player of the Year award before the game for his efforts with the Marlins, and comeback he did once again. His grand…

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Miami Marlins' Marcell Ozuna, right, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that scored Martin Prado, left, off San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Marlins Spear Hudson, Giants In 7-2 Victory

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard After three straight shutouts, maybe the baseball gods decided it was time for it to turn against the Giants. For the second straight night, a Giants’ sinkerballer was shelled, on Thursday being Tim Hudson after Chris Heston was shellacked on Wednesday. Hudson gave up a whopping fifteen hits in 6.2 innings of work, and given this total, it’s a surprise he didn’t give up more than…

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston on the mound in the first inning of their baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Heston Sinks, Bringing Giants Down With Him

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard 2015 had been kind to Chris Heston so far. It wasn’t on Wednesday, his second poor outing in his last three starts, but we’ll give him on the previous one, given it was at Coors Field. It can make even the greatest of pitchers look like Mike Kickham, who for some reason was picked up by the Rangers on Tuesday. That’s when you know you’ve…

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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik (12) is congratulated by Buster Posey after his solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

Vogelsong’s Strong Start Lifts Giants to Fifth Straight Win

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard If I told you before Tuesday’s game that Ryan Vogelsong would go seven shutout innings, you’d call me crazy, and probably subject me to a “random” drug test. Vogelsong couldn’t even sniff mediocrity up to this point in 2015, posting a 9.31 ERA heading into Tuesday’s contest, leaving many fans itching for Matt Cain to get back. But he was masterful on Tuesday, going seven…

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San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, right, is congratulated by teammate Buster Posey (28) after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Unexpected Power Fuels Giants’ Sweep of Angels

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard AT&T Park finally became the bandbox that it was initially hailed as. At least for an inning. The light-hitting Nori Aoki and Joe Panik hit back-to-back homers to start the game for the Giants, all they would need in a 5-0 Giants’ victory. Angel Pagan almost made it back-to-back-to-back, riding the jetstream that seemed to be blowing out to right center. However, his shot kicked…

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Joaquin Arias looks to throw to second after San Diego Padres' Justin Upton slid in safely after a base hit by Derek Norris during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Joaquin Arias, Baseball God

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Joaquin Arias might very well be the best utility infielder of all time. He can play every position in the infield, and wields the bat like a champ. He became the first Giants player ever to get three hits off of Clayton Kershaw in a single game, adding onto the two-time World Series champ’s endless list of accolades. Aria’s wizardry guided the Giants over Kershaw’s dilapidated…

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Justin Maxwell, Jorge De La Rosa

Giants Outfield Debate: Who Deserves Time?

By: Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard The Giants suddenly are faced making a decision on what to do with an embarrassment of riches, with four outfielders that will fight for three spots, once Hunter Pence returns. Justin Maxwell, Angel Pagan, and Nori Aoki will be left for the reigning champs to fill left and center, with Pagan certainly holding down center. What was once a seemingly incurable flaw for the Giants has…

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Nori Aoki

Aoki, Giants Slide Past Rockies

By: Ben Leonard It’s safe to say Nori Aoki had a good night. Just after he scored the winning run for the Giants in the eleventh inning on Saturday, he got his AL Championship ring. Oh, the irony. Both Aoki and the Giants were happy with their results, a 5-4 win at Coors Field. As usual this season, Aoki led the Giants’ offense, walking four times, including in the eleventh…

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