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3/29/2015 | Giants pleased with Cain rounding into form

Finally, good news for the defending World Series champions -- Matt Cain can be declared healthy. While he may not be quite ready for the season to start, he is close enough to give the Giants and Cain every reason to feel he'll be just fine.


3/29/2015 | Panik, Duffy lead Giants' big day on offense

Emerging from a spring hitting hiatus, Joe Panik went 3-for-3 and scored three runs Sunday to help the Giants defeat a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad, 11-9, in a Cactus League game.


3/29/2015 | Giants send 11, including Susac, to Minors

Andrew Susac, who finished last year's World Series-winning season as San Francisco's backup catcher, was among five players optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Six others were reassigned to Minor League camp.


3/28/2015 | Slater, Beede make Giants' future look bright

Two members of the Giants' 2014 Draft class deepened the organization's optimism on Saturday.


3/28/2015 | Gritty offense lifts up uneven Peavy against Mariners

Right fielder Justin Maxwell -- who hit a three-run homer in the fourth -- keyed the Giants' five-run rally in top of the ninth to edge the Mariners, 9-8, in Cactus League action at Peoria Stadium on Saturday.


3/28/2015 | Prospect Slater goes yard in Giants' Futures Game

A split-squad of Giants played to a 2-2, nine-inning tie Saturday against a collection of the organization's Minor League prospects, dubbed "The Futures," at Scottsdale Stadium.


3/28/2015 | Heston leaves impression with six strong innings

Andrew Susac slugged a homer off reliever Yimi Garcia in the sixth inning as the Giants came from behind Friday night to beat the Dodgers, 8-4 at Camelback Ranch.


3/27/2015 | Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age

Give Jake Peavy credit for constantly trying to adjust. At 33 years old and at this point in his career, the Giants right-hander's fastball isn't what it used to be. But whose is at an advanced baseball age? Just ask Justin Verlander and Tim Lincecum.


3/27/2015 | MadBum builds pitch count in sharp Minor League outing

In his penultimate Cactus League outing, Madison Bumgarner threw 92 pitches over six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11.


3/27/2015 | Bochy concerned with defense, situational hitting

Aside from the Giants' sloppy defense, spotty offense and lack of a definitive batting order, manager Bruce Bochy didn't have a care in the world Thursday night. Bochy never criticizes individual players publicly. But he revealed several concerns in his remarks following the Giants' 6-4 Cactus League loss to the A's.


3/27/2015 | Lincecum racks up 7 K's in solid start against A's

Eric Sogard's two-run triple snapped a sixth-inning tie and led the A's to a 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants on Thursday night. San Francisco, the reigning World Series champions, fell to a Major League-worst 6-19 this spring. The Giants have dropped nine of their last 11 games.


3/26/2015 | Concussions behind him, Sanchez working hard

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has gone from feeling awful to a feel-good story. Last year, Sanchez wasn't completely sure he'd play baseball again. The lingering effects of two concussions, which he sustained in a span of less than a month, brought the robust 25-year-old to his knees. When he kneels these days, it's to say grateful prayers.


3/25/2015 | Bochy pleased with Giants' recent spring effort

Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted he's not worried about his club's rising total of defeats, which has assured San Francisco of its first sub-.500 preseason record since 2008 (9-23).


3/25/2015 | Aoki gathering speed heading into season

Giants outfielder Nori Aoki has batted .400 (6-for-15) in his last four Cactus League games after hitting .118 (4-for-34) in his first 12. Aoki continued his surge Wednesday against Colorado with a scorching fifth-inning triple that scored Brandon Crawford with the Giants' first run.


3/25/2015 | Hudson delivers quality start against Rockies

Tim Hudson pitched six innings Wednesday, his longest outing of the spring, allowing three runs in the Giants' 5-2 loss to the Rockies.


3/25/2015 | Vogelsong gives up pair of homers against Indians

Outfielder Jerry Sands showed off some impressive power Tuesday night, launching a tape-measure home run off San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong to help the Indians claim a 9-5 Cactus League victory over the Giants at Goodyear Ballpark.


3/24/2015 | Pagan says back feels good enough to play in games

Angel Pagan, who has been bothered by back spasms, felt comfortable earlier Tuesday in a five-inning stint against a Triple-A contingent of Chicago Cubs and approached Bochy and insisted upon playing against the Rockies.


3/24/2015 | Cain progresses, but admits to lingering discomfort

Matt Cain acknowledged that he felt "a little bit sore" after some outings and even during them.


3/23/2015 | Longtime Giants beat reporter Peters dies at 75

Nick Peters, who covered more Giants games than any other writer in the franchise's West Coast history, died Monday after a long illness. He was 75.


3/23/2015 | Posey's tip gives Peavy new pitching weapon

Giants pitcher Jake Peavy used the modest setting of Monday's Royals-Giants exhibition at Scottsdale Stadium as a personal classroom. At catcher Buster Posey's urging, Peavy tried throwing a four-seam changeup for the first time in his life.


3/23/2015 | With 'tons of confidence,' Belt ready to soar

Having played four Major League seasons at a relatively early age, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt brings experience and optimism into the 2015 season.


3/23/2015 | Giants find offense against familiar foes

The Giants batted around to score four second-inning runs during a rare offensive outburst Monday as they outlasted the Kansas City Royals, 8-3, in a rematch of last year's World Series.


3/23/2015 | Giants' double-play combo boasts special bond

Second baseman Joe Panik credits Brandon Crawford, the Giants' vastly underrated shortstop, with having a settling effect on him in October and in his 73 regular-season games when he hit .302, flourishing as a No. 2 hitter.


3/23/2015 | MLB Pipeline checks in from Giants camp

The organization that brought you Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain and Tim Lineceum -- not to mention three World Series championships in the last five years -- has more pitching on the way.


3/22/2015 | Giants backstop Sanchez feeling fully healthy

Hector Sanchez is fighting for a spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster, but in order to do so, the catcher needs to stay healthy.




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