San Francisco Giants

Giants want to add power, not sacrifice defense
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The Giants will enter the offseason believing that bolstering one of their most traditional strengths may pave a smoother road back than addressing their most glaring shortcoming.

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Bochy to have heart procedure this weekend
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will undergo an ablation near his heart to address the incidence of atrial fibrillation.

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Giants' 2017 a season out of sync
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Of all the unflattering statistics that can be associated with this year’s last-place Giants, the most telling set of numbers might be these: 42-38. That was their record when they scored first. Not bad, right? After all, it’s above .500.

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2018 MLB Draft order: Giants to pick No. 2
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Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

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Pence to undergo MRI for back issue
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Giants right fielder Hunter Pence said that he will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the nature and extent of his lingering back trouble, which flared up again as he made a daring catch during Sunday’s 5-4, season-ending victory over the Padres.

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Cueto wants to 'finish career' in San Francisco
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Johnny Cueto decided to mix a little pleasure while discussing business on Sunday.

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Panda walks off as SF wraps '17 on high note
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Pablo Sandoval’s journey back to the Giants’ organization wasn’t easy by any stretch. But the third baseman sent the 2017 season off in dramatic fashion Sunday, launching a walk-off home run to lift the Giants to a victory in the season finale over the Padres, 5-4.

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Cueto out to continue success against Padres
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The Giants and Padres will say goodbye to the 2017 season in the rubber game on Sunday at AT&T Park. San Francisco will send Johnny Cueto (8-8, 4.43 ERA) to the bump against Padres righty Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.65 ERA). Perdomo’s 16 quality starts this season lead the Padres’ rotation.

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Giants' 'pen falters after Cain goes 5 scoreless
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Down to their final strike Saturday, the Padres came through to break a five-game losing streak. Austin Hedges roped a two-out RBI double over the head of Giants right fielder Hunter Pence to plate two runs and powering San Diego to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Giants.

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Career well done: Cain outstanding in last start
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Matt Cain gave the Giants plenty of nothing on Saturday, which of course was what his fans wanted to see.

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Giants cruise to back stellar Stratton
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A day before the Giants were set to say goodbye to veteran Matt Cain, Chris Stratton once again showed he’s a worthy candidate to fill Cain’s spot in next year’s rotation. The rookie right-hander turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to power the Giants to an 8-0 triumph over the Padres on Friday.

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Cain set for emotional final start
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After 2,080 2/3 regular-season innings and 330 starts in a Giants uniform, right-hander Matt Cain will get the ball one final time for Saturday’s matinee vs. the Padres, the regular season’s penultimate game.

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