San Francisco Giants

'Determined' Suarez solid in spring debut
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During Andrew Suarez’s scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants’ 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday’s Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.

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Stratton benefits from Cain's lessons
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One of Matt Cain’s most eager pupils was Chris Stratton, a leading candidate for one of the two starting rotation vacancies. Saturday, Stratton stranded four baserunners in two innings but still blanked a split-squad of Dodgers, who fell 9-3 to San Francisco in a Cactus League affair.

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Revamped Giants set sights on return to glory
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After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it’s about time for them to regain their stride.

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Blach moved by Stoneman Douglas caps
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Honoring the memory of the victims of the recent shootings at Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead, was more than just a pregame obligation for Giants starter Ty Blach.

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McCutchen to debut in Cactus League opener
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The Giants’ outfield will be the area to watch in the early innings of the team’s Cactus League opener Friday against a Milwaukee Brewers split squad.

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Jones, Suarez lead Giants' roster dark horses
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A surprise player or two could pull away from the Giants’ tightly bunched field and make the Opening Day roster by sustaining strong performances throughout the Cactus League exhibition season.

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No surprise: Bumgarner to start Opening Day
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Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.

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Pence stays upbeat in face of uncertainty
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By various measures, Hunter Pence’s performance for the Giants has declined markedly the past three years. At Spring Training, he sounded thrilled about the potential that this season holds.

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Giants to give Duggar long look in center field
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Since last fall, the Giants have made it clear that rookie Steven Duggar has a chance to earn meaningful playing time in center field.

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Glove Day brings comfort to Giants camp
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Giants right-hander Tyler Beede slipped on his fielder’s glove before answering questions about it.

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Giants prospect Shaw ready to showcase power
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Chris Shaw ranks No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s 2017 list of Giants prospects, lending the impression that his ascent to the Majors is inevitable. It just might be, given his propensity for power hitting.

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McCutchen takes Bumgarner deep in BP
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The Giants scheduled their first session of live batting practice Tuesday, and Andrew McCutchen celebrated the occasion by clobbering a home run off Madison Bumgarner and crushing a wall ball off Andrew Suarez.

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