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8/26/2015 | Peavy plays stopper, cools Cubs for big win

Depleted in numbers but not in spirit, the San Francisco Giants reverted to their familiar combination for success, featuring plenty of pitching and just enough offense, to outlast the Chicago Cubs, 4-2, in a tense, taut Wednesday night encounter.

8/26/2015 | Crawford out of lineup vs. Cubs with tight oblique

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was out of the lineup for Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Cubs with tightness in his left oblique and could miss Thursday's series finale as as well, manager Bruce Bochy said.

8/26/2015 | MadBum, Giants aim to gain more ground on Cubs

The Chicago Cubs' potent lineup faces its toughest task of the series as it squares off against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner in Thursday afternoon's finale.

8/26/2015 | Giants pondering struggling Cain's next start

It's a given that Matt Cain will keep striving to regain his winning form. Whether he's allowed to do that when his next turn in the Giants' pitching rotation arrives is another issue.

8/26/2015 | Side tightness forces Crawford to leave game

Giants All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford was pulled after the seventh inning of Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs with tightness in his left side.

8/26/2015 | Three homers back Arrieta to 16th victory

Jake Arrieta became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to reach 16 wins and Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero and Starlin Castro each homered to power the Cubs to an 8-5 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night. Chicago now has won 21 of its last 25 games.

8/26/2015 | Peavy, Hendricks seek return to win column

The Giants hand the ball to Jake Peavy in a critical second game of a three-game set against the Cubs on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cubs counter with right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who is looking to win for the first time since he beat San Francisco on Aug. 8.

8/25/2015 | Affeldt endures another off-day injury

The Giants placed Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, one day after the left-hander sustained a partial dislocation, known as a subluxation, of his left knee. Affeldt injured himself while playing with his three sons, ages 8, 5 and 3, at Loon Lake near his offseason home of Spokane, Wash.

8/25/2015 | Panik could return during Giants' next road trip

Giants second baseman Joe Panik (lower back stiffness) resumed swinging off a tee and remains on track to return to the team in early September, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday.

8/24/2015 | Astros' pair leads Prospect Team of the Week

The Houston Astros might be the feel-good surprise story in the big leagues, but let's not forget much of that has been built from within, taking advantage of one of the best farm systems in baseball.

8/24/2015 | Hardened veteran Byrd a perfect fit with Giants

Marlon Byrd walked into the visitors' clubhouse at PNC Park on Friday afternoon ready to take on a new role with a new team, the Giants, his fifth club in the past three seasons. But it all felt familiar.

8/24/2015 | Giants hope offensive woes don't follow them home

It was the kind of road trip you hope you can sleep off on the flight home. Yet again unable to take advantage of opportune situations, San Francisco wilted at the plate in a 5-2 loss to the Pirates on Sunday night at PNC Park, ending an offensively anemic six-game swing away from home.

8/23/2015 | Arrieta goes for 16th win against Giants

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is on a torrid run -- something he'll hope to continue when he squares off against Matt Cain and the Giants at 10:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday at AT&T Park.

8/23/2015 | Pagan's injured knee needs more time

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan won't rejoin the club when he's eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list, manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday.

8/22/2015 | Leake returns with strong six innings vs. Bucs

In Mike Leake's first start since returning from the 15-day disabled list, he tamed the Pirates' bats, but fatigue and circumstance forced him out of the game. He turned a tied ballgame over to the Giants bullpen, which wasn't preserved in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.

8/22/2015 | Vogelsong looks to turn tide at Pirates' park

Former Pirates and current Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will return to a place where he has often struggled when San Francisco wraps up its four-game series with Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park. Vogelsong's counterpart for the evening will be Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, who has had a less-than-ideal August.

8/22/2015 | Giants expect Panik to return in September

Giants second baseman Joe Panik could be back by the first week of September, and outfielder Angel Pagan, eligible to return Tuesday, has had no issues rehabbing his knee, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday.

8/22/2015 | Lollis sent down as Leake returns from DL

With Mike Leake officially activated from the 15-day disabled list and poised to start for the Giants on Saturday, the club optioned outfielder Ryan Lollis to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for the right-hander.

8/21/2015 | MadBum keeps Bucc-ing trend with 5th homer

Madison Bumgarner's power is no fluke, and he proved it again on Friday night, belting his fifth home run of the season in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

8/21/2015 | Byrd delivers with 3 hits, HR in Giants debut

Finishing a triple shy of the cycle, Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 in his Giants debut and helped his new team earn a 6-4 win over the Pirates on Friday night at PNC Park.

8/21/2015 | Giants option Heston to make room for Byrd

Giants right-hander Chris Heston was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for recently acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd, manager Bruce Bochy said before Friday's game against the Pirates.

8/21/2015 | Leake set for return in clash against Cole, Pirates

Right-hander Mike Leake will come off the 15-day disabled list and make his second start with the Giants when they square off against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.

8/21/2015 | Byrd, MadBum jacks power Giants past Pirates

Madison Bumgarner recovered from a shaky beginning on Friday night to not only pitch into the seventh, but he again got double-billing as the hitting star of a 6-4 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park.

8/20/2015 | Giants struggling to cash in on chances

With the bases loaded and the tying run at the plate, San Francisco's lone chance to threaten offensively fizzled out in the seventh inning of Thursday's game, a microcosm of a recent, yet noteworthy problem for the Giants' offense.

8/20/2015 | Pirates look to solve Bumgarner at home

When San Francisco plays Pittsburgh on Friday, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will make his first start at PNC Park since tossing a shutout in the 2014 National League Wild Card Game. Starting opposite Bumgarner will be Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.

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