| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:17 PM
CINCINNATI — Hensley Meulens must be a very happy man.
Throughout Game 3 of the National League Division Series, the Giants hitting coach was one timely hit away from the flight of shame home to San Francisco. Buster Posey and his teammates were...
| 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 11, 2012
| 2:55 PM
CINCINNATI -- Buster Posey's grand slam punctuated a six- run fifth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants claim a piece of history in a 6-4 decision over the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth and deciding game of a National League Division Series from Great...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:42 PM
ST. LOUIS — Six years.
That's how long it has been since Barry Zito has pitched the kind of game he's going to need Friday night, and he hasn't been cryogenically frozen in the interim. He has been getting older, losing velocity off his fastball...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:52 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 9:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — If Jamie Moyer was watching Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday night, he must be planning his next comeback.
On the biggest stage of his roller-coaster career, Barry Zito pitched in a way that showed why some...
| Oct 23, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Sometimes you really do have to see it to believe it.
When Hunter Pence shot a line drive at Pete Kozma on Monday night, the ball started to Kozma's right and took a hard turn to the right about halfway to the infield dirt. It...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie shortstop Pete Kozma moved to his right, only to watch the ball off Hunter Pence's broken bat inexplicably change directions when the shattered barrel hit the ball a second and then third time.
Three runs scored on...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — This is a one-man World Series.
The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who...
| 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 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Frost coming off their breath, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants finished their workout at Comerica Park, headed back to the clubhouse and pulled off their hooded sweatshirts and parkas.
Halfway to a championship, they...