| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers.
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Major League Baseball-Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers, Noon (ESPN2); Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m. (WGN); Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
Golf-Masters Tournament, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA Basketball-New York...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:42 PM
CINCINNATI — When Joey Votto comes to the plate at Great American Ball Park, the Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black'' plays over the ballpark's speakers. It's a tough song for a tough town, and the Reds' fans love it.
Only one thing could make it...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — I looked and looked for Melky Cabrera in the Giants' water-logged celebration, and never did find him.
Sort of like the way his teammates looked for him when his 50-game suspension was announced.
In both cases, the guy was...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:19 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-seven seasons after their first game together, Jim Leyland was in the dugout, Gene Lamont the third base coach's box.
Like spouses who gravitate to the far side of the house.
But the two baseball men had cause to talk...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position -- way ahead in a postseason series.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:05 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had his chance with the bases loaded. Instead, he ended up standing alone near third base with his hands on his hips.
Another frustrating moment for the Tigers in a World Series filled with them.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
DETROIT -- Ryan Theriot is living the dream. Brandon Crawford too.
Ditto the rest of the San Francisco Giants, who shed a .346 hitter like it was nothing, then swept a World Series.
Gregor Blanco more than replaced Melky Cabrera and manager Bruce...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 3:39 PM
The Kansas City Royals have optioned right-handed pitcher Vin Mazzaro to Omaha and returned right-handed pitchers Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Zach Miner, and infielders Irving Falu and Lance Zawadzki to minor league camp, the team announced on...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Major League Baseball-Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, Noon (ESPN); San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals, 3 p.m. (ESPN); San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis-ATP-WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open, Noon (ESPN2),...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 8:19 AM
Right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, acquired in the trade that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee, and second baseman Chris Getz were among six players to agree to one-year contracts with the Kanas City Royals.
Getz hit .237 and stole 15 bases in 17 attempts...