Reliever George Kontos earned his first MLB victory, and the accompanying beer shower. A moment with teammate Javier Lopez showcased the Giants' positive clubhouse climate.
Barry Zito turned in his shortest outing of the season, but a four-run first inning and strong bullpen pitching led the Giants to a 6-4 win over Houston.
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When Pablo Sandoval misplayed a fly ball in foul territory Tuesday, he had no idea he would be involved in one of the Giants' most unique defensive plays of the season.
Before Tuesday, the Giants were 2-50 when trailing after eight innings. Their pinch hitters had combined for an NL-worst .177 average. But those stats are long forgotten after the bench came alive in Houston.
Matt Cain was in line to take a loss after throwing a wild pitch that broke a 1-1 tie, but the Giants responded with two runs in the ninth inning to take the series opener from the Astros in Houston.
Giants brass, along with MLB officials who heard his appeal, believed Guillermo Mota when he said his positive test in May for clenbuterol came after he took his daughters prescription cough syrup to treat bronchitis.
Guillermo Mota, suspended for 100 games after violating MLB's drug policy, has been activated by the team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who are more eager to give away cash than the Publishers Clearing House, are reportedly in agreement to take the injured Carl Crawford and the fried chicken-loving Josh Beckett off the Boston Red Soxs hands in order to get difference-making first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Angel Pagan tied a career high with four hits, while Ryan Vogelsong, who lasted 5.2 innings combined his previous two starts, righted the ship.More: Baggs' Instant Replay NL West Watch: Dodgers 11, Marlins 4
When was the last time we've seen a trio of three-game series between the Giants and Dodgers like these?
The Giants have a pair of tight hamstrings attached to Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, but both All-Stars were optimistic that they will be in the lineup Thursday when the club begins a series with Atlanta.
Giants right-hander Chris Stratton was released on Wednesday from a hospital in the Salem, Ore., area after doctors had held him overnight for observation because of a concussion.
Bruce Bochy talked with Brian Wilson Tuesday, and after getting with trainers, they forged a plan for the All-Star closer to begin playing catch in October, six months after his Tommy John surgery.
Angel Pagan is playing with intensity, and his performance in Tuesday's victory in L.A. might have been his best all-around effort of the season.