Jose Berrios struck out eight batters over 5 1/3 strong innings and was backed by homers from Kennys Vargas and Brian Dozier to lead the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Giants on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.
Sam Dyson, the right-hander whom San Francisco acquired Tuesday from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named, officially joined the Giants on Friday and threw off a bullpen mound for manager Bruce Bochy and pitching coach Dave Righetti.
Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been on a roll over his last seven starts, striking out 59 batters while issuing just one walk, and will look to keep it going in the second game of the three-game series against the Twins and right-hander Jose Berrios on Saturday afternoon.
The next wave of Bronx Bombers flexed their muscle for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, as top Yankees prospects Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier combined for three home runs and six RBIs while both going 2-for-5 in a 10-1 win over Lehigh Valley.
Ervin Santana proved to be as impressive at the plate as he was on the mound Friday night, supplementing his Majors-best third shutout of the season with a bases-loaded double to lead the Minnesota Twins past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.
Matt Moore had every reason to feel confident Friday night as he prepared to confront the Minnesota Twins. Never mind that the Giants owned a 3-9 record in his starts. Moore had thrived this season at AT&T Park, compiling a 2-2 record with a 2.57 ERA in five home starts.
Giants second baseman Joe Panik could be sidelined for at least two days with a sprained left thumb. Panik’s injury was diagnosed Friday, one day after he hurt himself by diving to his right for a grounder up the middle at Milwaukee.
Giants starter Ty Blach took his first loss in more than a month on Wednesday, but his outing went beyond the box score for manager Bruce Bochy.
Matt Moore will get the ball on Friday when the Giants return home to take on Ervin Santana and the Twins in a three-game set.
Mark Melancon yielded a lead but not the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Giants rewarded their closer’s amazing escape in a big way. Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead single as San Francisco scored four runs before making their first out of the 10th inning, overcoming Melancon’s blown save in a […]
Jesus Aguilar saw the umpires rule his double dead and couldn’t believe it. Jett Bandy watched Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez make a game-saving catch and felt the same way. A few inches here or there in the ninth inning, and maybe Thursday’s outcome at Miller Park would have been different. But the Giants scored […]