After seven years marked mostly by disappointment and criticism, the departing pitcher offers thanks.
Detroit prevails in a must-win game. The series moves back to Oakland for Game 5 on Friday.
Oakland finally breaks through against Detroit pitching, then turns to its bullpen to seal the win.
A chance for a measure of baseball immortality for two Bay Area announcers.
It may only be the middle of August, but the World Series is coming to the Bay Area this weekend. The 2013 Legends of Baseball Vintage World Series, that is. It’s a trip back to 1886 when baseball was written as two words, umpires wore top hats, players wore woolen knickerbockers and the fans, or “cranks” […]
Ever wonder how a major league baseball player hits a 90-mph fastball? Ask some researchers at UC Berkeley, who have identified an area of the brain that makes it possible. Look at the numbers alone and hitting a home run seems next to impossible. A fastball takes .4 seconds to reach home plate after it […]
If you are going to wear a model of San Francisco on your hat while singing “God Bless America” before a national TV audience, you’d better perform flawlessly. Misa Malone learned that lesson on Sunday when a moment’s hesitation in her rendition of the Irving Berlin tune during a San Francisco Giants National League Championship […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 NL championship series lead. Kyle Lohse […]
by Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected. Two runs down and three outs away from their season ending, the A’s staged their most magical finish yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer […]
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hardly able to get a hit, the San Francisco Giants used a misplayed grounder to prolong their NL playoff series. Third baseman Scott Rolen’s two-out error in the 10th inning gave the Giants the go-ahead run Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, who couldn’t shake 17 years of […]