Detroit prevails in a must-win game. The series moves back to Oakland for Game 5 on Friday.
A’s often-foul-mouthed reliever was at center of near-brawl. But his demeanor is intense, not hostile.
The San Jose Sharks face a crucial game Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. The two teams are tied with three games each in a best-of-seven series. The winner will go on to the Stanley Cup semifinals. Here’s a preview from The Associated Press: Greg Beacham, AP Sports Writer EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — […]
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 […]
8:39 p.m.: Final: Giants 3, Phillies 2. And as Russ Hodges once said, “The Giants win the pennant!“ 8:36 p.m.: Ryan Howard is up, and Wilson goes to 2-2 on him. A high outside fastball. Ball three. Full count, runners will be on the move. Wilson jams Howard with a high fastball and he fouls […]
*If you think weather has anything to do with baseball, game time conditions should be clear and calm with a temperature of about 60, dropping into the upper 50s as the game progresses. That’s a San Francisco temperature range. Here’s the National Weather Service page for Philadelphia. *Is tonight a big game? Uh–yeah. But how […]
8:14 p.m. (top 9th): A quiet 8th, and now the Giants face their last at-bat. Buster Posey leads off with a walk off Phils’ reliever Ryan Madson, then Pat Burrell lines to left for the highlight defensive play of the game—Raul Ibañez makes a lunging/diving grab on the warning track for the first out. Cody […]
Just a few minutes till game time. For statistical navel-gazers (or true fans of the game), here are a couple items to chew on as Game 2 takes shape: *The Elias Sports Bureau—which can probably tell you how many home runs have been hit by left-handed hitters suffering splinters in their big thumbs in odd […]
8:00 p.m.: And with another 96 mph fastball, Wilson strikes out Shane Victorino and the side. Game One to the Giants, 4-3. Game Two details: Air time is 5 p.m. PDT on Fox (KTVU-Channel 2 in the Bay Area). Jonathan Sanchez, Giants’ left-hander, who started the deciding game against the Braves in the National League […]