San Francisco Giants

Slater injures hip flexor on catch vs. Mets
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Giants rookie Austin Slater, a source of hope in a disappointing season for the team, experienced tightness in his right hip flexor during Sunday’s 8-2 loss to the Mets at AT&T Park. He left the game after six innings.

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Bumgarner hits off tee as rehab progresses
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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has begun to swing a bat again, manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday.

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Cueto's gem, Belt's HR not enough vs. Mets
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Reaffirming his status as one of the National League’s elite performers, Jacob deGrom pitched a four-hitter for eight innings Saturday to lead the Mets to a 5-1 victory over the Giants.

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Moore seeks to build off previous outing
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The Mets have tabbed Rafael Montero, a former top prospect who has spent three years bouncing between the Majors and Minors , to start against Matt Moore and the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

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Giants promote prospect Jones, designate Hill
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As Ryder Jones absorbed his promotion to the Giants, the third-base prospect experienced how life imitates modern technology.

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Gillaspie, Okert return; Nunez goes on DL
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The Giants made a pair of roster moves Friday, activating third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the disabled list and recalling left-hander Steven Okert from Triple-A Sacramento.

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Cueto looking to get back on winning track
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Arguably nobody has been a more consistent starter for the Mets this season than right-hander Jacob deGrom, who will get the ball Saturday at AT&T Park in the second game of the three-game series. The Giants will counter with Johnny Cueto, who is winless in his last four starts.

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Blach's rough 2nd inning sinks Giants
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Deuces were wild for the New York Mets in Friday night’s series opener at AT&T Park, where they stuffed five doubles into a six-run second inning en route to an 11-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

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Gearrin cools off Mets with strong relief outing
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Had the Giants managed to turn Friday’s lopsided affair vs. the Mets into a close one, they would have owed Cory Gearrin considerable thanks. Relieving Ty Blach, who yielded six runs in the second inning and seven in three innings, Gearrin pitched two scoreless innings and froze the Mets’ offense

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Blach faces Mets for first time in opener
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Mets right-hander Seth Lugo has posted a 2.63 ERA in two starts since returning June 11 from a right elbow injury. He looks to continue his recent success against left-hander Ty Blach and the Giants in Friday’s series opener at AT&T Park.

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Giants hit 3 HRs, but Cain hit hard in Atlanta
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Courtesy of a few bloops and a couple blasts recorded at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, the Braves constructed an eight-run fifth inning that enabled them to overcome Jaime Garcia’s rough start and narrowly claim a 12-11 series-clinching win over the Giants.

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Posey delivers another #ASGWorthy effort
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Buster Posey indulges in some southern hospitality every time he comes home to play the Braves. The Leesburg, Ga., native continued his career success Thursday night as he belted his 10th home run in the Giants’ 12-11 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park.

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