Bumgarner finally gets a victory as Giants rout Pirates on Nunez trade night

SAN FRANCISCO — For one night, anyway, the Giants looked like a team that everyone may vaguely remember. A pretty darned good one. Madison Bumgarner was dealing, and adding a little extra with the lumber. Buster Posey and Joe Panik were delivering clutch RBI hits. Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez even teamed up for a double steal. Then, for some real spice, the Giants conjured up a mid-game trade. As he was preparing to hit in the fifth inning, Nunez was called back to the dugout, where he accepted hugs from his teammates following a trade to the Boston Red Sox. Not a bad Tuesday night for Nunez — a… Read More

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Kiszla vs. Groke: Can the Rockies make the playoffs without making a trade?

Can the Rockies make the playoffs without making a trade? Kiz: What’s the dang deal? The non-waiver trade deadline is less than a week away, and so far Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich has stood pat, while the Cubs, Nationals, Diamondbacks and even the Royals have closed deals. We all know Colorado needs a right-handed pitcher in the bullpen. Please tell me Tyler Chatwood isn’t the only answer. Groke: Kiz, let’s breathe for a minute… OK I needed that. What’s funny is, our question could be made moot by the time this sentence ends. Trade deadline week moves that quickly. But if Chatwood ends up in the Rox pen, temporarily… Read More

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Yoenis Cespedes’ ‘little league home run’ leads Mets past Padres | Rapid Reaction

Cespedes was a single shy of the cycle when he was taken out of the game. SAN DIEGO — With the Mets and San Diego Padres deadlocked at 4-4 in the seventh inning on Thursday night, Yoenis Cespedes did something that will probably require you to rewind and rewatch several times. With two out and one on and relief pitcher Phil Maton having just completed his warmup tosses, Cespedes checked his swing on an 0-1 fastball and somehow connected. The ball dropped down the right field line and he motored around to third base for a triple. But Padres’ first baseman Wil Myers threw wild to third and Cespedes came… Read More

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Gotta See It: Terrell Owens dekes out Kris Letang in football drill

Kris Letang is one of the best defencemen in hockey today. Turns out that skill set doesn’t exactly translate into success on the football field. Letang posted a short video from a training session with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens on Tuesday, and it’s pretty funny to watch. It shows Letang going head-to-head with Owens in a quick football drill and… let’s just say the Steelers won’t be calling on the Penguins All-Star any time soon. When @terrellowens breaks you ankles pic.twitter.com/1oySzEtXLR — Kristopher Letang (@Letang_58) July 25, 2017 Great work today with the @NHL Champ! I think I’m ready for hockey. #Not @Penguins #apcgym #Montreal https://t.co/Je58biLSzv — Terrell… Read More

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Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox during game

SAN FRANCISCO — Eduardo Nunez had a nice night for the Giants on Tuesday — a couple of runs scored, a two-run double and a trade from last to first place. Nunez, who has been the subject of trade rumors ever since the Giants fell out of contention, was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning of San Francisco’s lopsided game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Just as he was about to come to bat in the bottom of the fifth, the Giants sent Kelby Tomlinson up to pinch-hit for the third baseman, who subsequently got hugs from his teammates in the stairwell tunnel in… Read More

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How Pablo Sandoval fared in first game with Sacramento

The Pablo Sandoval reunion tour made its way to Sacramento on Tuesday night. Batting second in the order and playing third base for Triple-A Sacramento, Sandoval went 1 for 4 with a double. His first three at-bats came against Round Rock Express starter and former Giants prospect Clayton Blackburn. After hitting a pair of ground outs in the first and third innings, Sandoval came up with his first extra base hit since returning to the Giants organization. With one out and a runner on first base in the fifth, Sandoval drove a double down the right field line. Ali Castillo came in to score for Sacramento on the play, but… Read More

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