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8/19/2014 | Panik's dislocated left pinky recovering well

Recovering nicely from a dislocated left pinky, Giants second baseman Joe Panik was expected to be available to pinch-hit if necessary during Tuesday night's series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

8/19/2014 | Sanchez diagnosed with second concussion in month

Catcher Hector Sanchez was diagnosed with his second concussion in a month, prompting Giants manager Bruce Bochy to hint that the 24-year-old could miss the rest of the season.

8/18/2014 | Trip home to NY helps clear Panik's head

The finale of the Giants' four-game set in New York against the Mets two weeks ago showed to Joe Panik that he belonged. After being reunited with old faces in familiar places, he went 3-for-4 with a double.

8/17/2014 | Panik day to day after dislocating left pinkie

Giants second baseman Joe Panik dislocated his left pinkie finger after sliding headfirst into second base in the eighth inning Sunday. He stayed in the game to eventually score despite the pain, but was removed for the next half-inning.

8/17/2014 | Panik confirmed safe after Phillies' challenge

The Phillies lost a replay challenge in the eighth inning Sunday at AT&T Park. Giants second baseman Joe Panik tried to take the extra base on a single and was called safe, but Jimmy Rollins thought his tag beat him to the bag. Umpires reviewing the play confirmed the call.

8/17/2014 | Giants top Phillies, gain ground in NL West

The Giants' 5-2 victory against the Phillies on Sunday was the team's second consecutive at AT&T Park, where they hadn't won back-to-back games since a five-game home win streak May 27-June 8. With the Dodgers getting swept by the Brewers in Los Angeles, the Giants also closed to within 3 1/2 games of the National League West leaders.

8/17/2014 | Giants hope road remains kind to Vogelsong

Ryan Vogelsong will get the start as the Giants begin a six-game road trip against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Tsuyoshi Wada takes the ball for the Cubs in what will be his seventh start this season.

8/17/2014 | Giants concerned after Sanchez rattled again

A vicious foul tip to the mask Saturday prematurely ended a second consecutive game at Triple-A for Hector Sanchez, whose rehab assignment to recover from a similar blow is now on hold. Sanchez left Friday's game early with back spasms.

8/17/2014 | Work on mental focus paying off for Romo

After losing his closer's role in late June, Sergio Romo vowed redemption if and when he got another chance to save a game. Redemption was had on Saturday, as Romo closed the Giants' 6-5 victory. It was his first save since June 22.

8/17/2014 | Injured fan Stow pays visit to Giants' clubhouse

The Giants welcomed a special visitor to the team's clubhouse before Sunday's game: Bryan Stow. Jeremy Affeldt served as the de facto tour guide for Stow, the Giants fan who was brutally beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on Opening Day 2011.

8/16/2014 | Panik button: Rookie helps key comeback win

Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and scored the game's winning run on Gregor Blanco's single, as the Giants came back to beat the Phillies, 6-5, at AT&T Park on Saturday. With the Pirates' loss, the win gave San Francisco sole possession of the second NL Wild Card spot.

8/16/2014 | After gaffes, Blanco staying aggressive on bases

Gregor Blanco has made a handful of curious decisions on the basepaths in the last few weeks, and after two more costly gaffes in the Giants' 5-3 loss on Friday night, manager Bruce Bochy had a meeting with his fastest bench player.

8/16/2014 | Bochy: Giants must play well at home down stretch

Manager Bruce Bochy's guess is as good as anybody's. He can't explain why the Giants entered Saturday 30-32 at the usual safe haven of AT&T Park. He's also confused by Madison Bumgarner's home/road splits, and Buster Posey hitting .239 at home compared to .328 on the road doesn't make much sense to Bochy, either.

8/16/2014 | Giants, Lincecum look to hold on to WC spot

Since a slew of brilliant starts toward the beginning of July, Tim Lincecum hasn't had his vintage touch. With the Giants a half-game ahead of the Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot, Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park would be a perfect time for him to get it back. But Lincecum and the Giants will have to get by Phillies rookie right-hander David Buchanan.

8/16/2014 | Bumgarner's strong start slips away from bullpen

Bullpen struggles meant it was two steps forward, three steps back for the Giants in their 5-3 loss to the Phillies at AT&T Park on Friday night.

8/15/2014 | Replay confirms Rollins caught stealing by Giants

The Phillies lost a replay challenge in the fourth inning Friday night at AT&T Park. Jimmy Rollins was caught stealing third base, and replay officials in New York confirmed the call.

8/15/2014 | Kendrick, Hudson both seeking turnaround starts

Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick, who faces the Giants on Saturday, has been struggling for the better part of three months, and he is running out of time to correct his struggles. Kendrick's opponent, Tim Hudson, has been going through a relative rough patch, and the Giants have lost seven out of his last 10 starts.

8/15/2014 | Belt to get another opinion on concussion

Brandon Belt won't be taking the field for the Giants anytime soon. Manager Bruce Bochy said concussion specialist Michael "Micky" Collins in Pittsburgh will evaluate Belt next week while the Giants are in Chicago for a three-game set against the Cubs.

8/15/2014 | Schedules mostly even for playoff hopefuls

Including Friday's game vs. the Phillies, the Giants have 42 regular-season games left. Of those, 20 are at AT&T Park. They have 15 games left against teams above .500.

8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.

8/13/2014 | Giants get run on review of catcher obstruction

A crew-chief review of an umpire's call in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the White Sox went the Giants' way, charging that Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers improperly blocked home plate.

8/13/2014 | Aces set to clash when Phillies visit Giants

Two skilled lefties will face off in the Phillies-Giants series opener at AT&T Park on Friday. Cole Hamels gets the ball for Philly while Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for San Francisco as the two sides begin a three-game set.

8/13/2014 | Giants hoping Belt turns corner in recovery

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt underwent an examination Wednesday to determine the extent of his recovery from his second encounter in a month with post-concussion syndrome.

8/13/2014 | Giants struggling for extra-base hits at home

It's obvious to Giants manager Bruce Bochy that his hitters aren't capitalizing on their surroundings during home games. And statistics reinforce this impression.

8/13/2014 | Peavy looks for upper hand against former club

Giants right-hander Jake Peavy will try to end his 12-game losing streak Wednesday when he faces one of his former clubs, the White Sox, at AT&T Park. Jose Quintana will start for Chicago.

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