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Duffy, Giants get going late after Cueto struggles
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Led by Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra, who had two RBIs apiece, all but one starter in Colorado’s lineup either hit safely, drove in a run or scored at least once to lead the Rockies past the Giants, 8-6, in a Cactus League game on Thursday. The Rockies jumped on Johnny Cueto, the Giants starter […]

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Maturity, mental approach help Kontos excel
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For George Kontos, the initial step in rarely allowing opponents to beat the Giants last year was rarely beating himself.

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Giants prospects homer against Reds
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Jarrett Parker and Christian Arroyo homered for the San Francisco Giants, who also scored four runs after two were out with nobody on base in Tuesday night’s fifth inning to defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 16-7.

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Peavy pleased with spring progression
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Jake Peavy says he felt the same during the Giants’ 6-5 loss to Texas on Monday as he did in his first start last Thursday. But the product on the field sure looked different.

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Blanks homers to improve bid for roster spot
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After Kyle Blanks strengthened his bid for a roster spot with the Giants, Ryan Rua sparked a walk-off rally for the Rangers, who scored three runs in the ninth to win, 6-5, on Monday afternoon in Surprise Stadium.

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Samardzija fans 5 over 3 strong vs. Dodgers
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Carl Crawford drove in two runs and contributed to a two-run rally that broke a fifth-inning tie and helped the Los Angeles Dodgers outlast the San Francisco Giants, 5-2, on Sunday in Cactus League play.

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When fastball clicks, Samardzija finds edge
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Jeff Samardzija continued his steady progress toward regular-season form on Sunday as the Giants fell to the Dodgers, 5-2, in a Cactus League exhibition. Samardzija struck out five and walked none in three innings, obscuring the one run and five hits he allowed. The right-hander asserted himself in the first inning by striking out the […]

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Best way to learn from Posey? Simply watch
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To his fellow Giants catchers, Buster Posey’s Major League skills have an Ivy League quality to them. Whether it’s by example or with occasional words of wisdom, Posey furthers the continuing education of San Francisco’s receivers. Posey’s curriculum vitae includes the National League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, three NL All-Star […]

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Romero, Williamson strong against Rangers
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Mitch Moreland drove in three runs with a two-run double in the third inning and a bases-loaded walk in the fourth, helping the Texas Rangers subdue a San Francisco Giants split-squad, 7-5.

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Arias scores pair to help Giants top Tribe
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Indians ace Corey Kluber began his march toward Opening Day with a crisp showing on Saturday, when Cleveland dropped a 6-2 decision to a split-squad Giants club at Goodyear Ballpark.

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Former Giant Sanchez trying to return to MLB
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Pay attention, nostalgia buffs. Jonathan Sanchez, who contributed significantly to the Giants’ 2010 surge toward their first San Francisco-era World Series triumph, is scheduled to pitch for the Reds against his former team in Tuesday night’s exhibition at Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Giants prospect Williamson belts two blasts
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Mac Williamson’s two-homer performance in the Giants’ 7-5 Cactus League loss Saturday to the Texas Rangers was sure to stir public sentiment for the outfielder to make the Opening Day roster, though manager Bruce Bochy said when camp began that the 25-year-old needs more everyday seasoning at Triple-A Sacramento.

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