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Bumgarner Hit Hard in Spring Debut, Athletics Beat Giants

Bumgarner Hit Hard in Spring Debut, Athletics Beat Giants

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated 19 hours ago
World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.
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  • Venditte begins spring by recording an out with each arm

    Venditte begins spring by recording an out with each arm

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    A's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte introduced himself to the Cactus League on Tuesday, recording two outs against the Giants -- one with each arm -- as fans, and even teammates, ooed and aahed.
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  • Play ball: Five MLB games on tap today

    Play ball: Five MLB games on tap today

    MLB.com Mar 3 (yesterday)
    Major League Baseball games are back. Madison Bumgarner, who threw the last pitch of the 2014 season 125 days ago for the Giants in Game 7 of an unforgettable World Series against Kansas City, is scheduled to start for the defending champs against Oakla…
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  • Competition heavy for three open spots on Giants

    Competition heavy for three open spots on Giants

    MLB.com Mar 2 (yesterday)
    With Tuesday's Cactus League opener against the Oakland A's, the Giants will begin conducting auditions for the few vacancies in their cast. The Giants will have exactly one relief spot up for grabs, and also could have as many as two roles available fo…
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  • Big innings don't always equate to struggles next season

    Big innings don't always equate to struggles next season

    MLB.com Mar 2 (2 days ago)
    History shows Madison Bumgarner's workload of 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined last year won't necessarily bring extra hurdles to the Giants ace this year.
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  • Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League opener

    Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League opener

    MLB.com Feb 28 (4 days ago)
    Madison Bumgarner, already named the Giants' Opening Night starter, also will begin San Francisco's Cactus League schedule by facing the Oakland A's on Tuesday in Mesa.
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  • Lincecum showing old form at camp

    Lincecum showing old form at camp

    MLB.com Feb 27 (5 days ago)
    Tim Lincecum has received rave reviews at camp. Of course, he formerly prompted such awe on a regular basis. And if the Giants right-hander truly has recaptured his Cy Young Award-winning form -- well, who knows what could happen this year?
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  • Struggles behind him, Strickland looks to earn spot in 'pen

    Struggles behind him, Strickland looks to earn spot in 'pen

    MLB.com Feb 27 (5 days ago)
    Hunter Strickland shined for the Giants in his first few big league innings in the regular season, but he was hit hard in the postseason. With the struggles behind him, Strickland is looking ahead towards a role with the Giants in 2015.
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  • Bumgarner faces Pence, Sanchez in first BP

    Bumgarner faces Pence, Sanchez in first BP

    MLB.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)
    Looking as powerful as ever, Madison Bumgarner, the Giants' 2014 postseason hero, threw his first round of live batting practice this spring on Thursday.
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  • Casilla OK after batting-practice mishap

    Casilla OK after batting-practice mishap

    MLB.com ESPN.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)
    Santiago Casilla and the Giants survived a scare Thursday morning when the reliever escaped with a bruise after a batted ball struck him on his left shin.
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  • Teenager Arroyo learning at Giants camp

    Teenager Arroyo learning at Giants camp

    MLB.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)
    Christian Arroyo is the youngest player at the Giants' Spring Training camp. Though the 19-year-old almost surely will relocate to Minor League camp by mid-March and likely will begin the season with Class A Augusta, the Giants think that embedding him …
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  • Giants GM says California taxes make it harder to sign free age…

    Giants GM says California taxes make it harder to sign free agents

    yahoo.com Feb 25 (7 days ago)
    Coming off an unspectacular offseason in the player-acquisition department, San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean identified a culprit you might not expect: the state of California and its taxes. The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval, who left for …
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  • Hudson ready to test ankle on mound

    Hudson ready to test ankle on mound

    MLB.com Feb 24
    Healing at an encouraging pace, Giants right-hander Tim Hudson said Tuesday he will try to throw off a bullpen mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery last month.
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  • Aoki reassesses plan to wrestle MadBum

    Aoki reassesses plan to wrestle MadBum

    MLB.com Feb 24
    Outfielder Nori Aoki said Tuesday that his first official workout with the Giants was "a lot of fun," though he had second thoughts about wrestling Madison Bumgarner.
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  • Bochy says Pence admits rest would help

    Bochy says Pence admits rest would help

    MLB.com Feb 24
    Giants right fielder Hunter Pence probably won't play all 162 games this season. Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that he and Pence discussed the wisdom of an occasional rest.
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  • Cain continues slow, steady progress in camp

    Cain continues slow, steady progress in camp

    For now, the Giants are continuing to give Matt Cain two days' rest between throwing sessions, contrasting with the every-other-day regimen pitchers typically follow.
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  • Four-midable: Giants relievers unparalleled

    Four-midable: Giants relievers unparalleled

    MLB.com Feb 22
    The Giants owe much of their success to the relievers known as the "Core Four" -- Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo. In an era when economics or fluctuations in performance force many teams to replenish or revise t…
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  • Zito on comeback trail with renewed passion

    Zito on comeback trail with renewed passion

    MLB.com Feb 21
    Barry Zito is falling in love with the game again the same way he did the first time. His passion for baseball had waned by the time the Giants declined the southpaw's $18 million club option after the 2013 season, but Zito moved back to his hometown of…
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  • Belt pulling for 'American Sniper' at Oscars

    Belt pulling for 'American Sniper' at Oscars

    MLB.com Feb 21
    Brandon Belt, the Giants first baseman and resident film aficionado, raved about "American Sniper," but he doubts that enough Oscar voters will agree with him. So he predicted that "Selma" will capture best picture honors.
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  • Video - Posey On Giants' Focus, Preparations 03:16

    Posey On Giants' Focus, Preparations

    Feb 23
    Three-time World Series champion Buster Posey talks about his preparations for this season, how San Francisco's rotation will shake out and the competition within the division.
  • Video - Giants' Rotation Questions After Bumgarner 02:52

    Giants' Rotation Questions After Bumgarner

    Feb 23
    The Giants' rotation will be led by October hero Madison Bumgarner, but the real question with the staff is in all the pitchers who follow afterwards for the team.
  • Video - Players To Watch At Giants' Spring Training 01:29

    Players To Watch At Giants' Spring Training

    Feb 23
    Can Casey McGehee fill in at third and will Matt Cain put up supporting numbers in the rotation? Those are two of the biggest player questions for the Giants heading into spring training.
  • Video - Bochy, Giants Ready To Go 02:41

    Bochy, Giants Ready To Go

    Feb 18
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks about winning three titles in five years, getting ready for a new season, his plan for pitcher Madison Bumgarner this season and how the offense will overcome the loss of Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse.

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