Gregor Blanco

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Stop Royals 7-1 In Series Opener

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.

10/22/2014

In an Aug. 13 game, Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants was originally ruled out but upon video review called safe on this play because White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers blocked the plate. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Levine: Essence Of The Game Ignored In Home Plate Rules

Rule 7.13 has everyone in baseball confused and angry.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Watch: Robin Ventura Gets Tossed Following Controversial Replay Overturn

Most everyone agrees Rule 7.13 is stupid.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2014

Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants forces out Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs at second base during the fourth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Bumgarner Shuts Down Cubs In Giants’ 3-2 Win

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro’s second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate. His tying homer in the ninth Friday was hit from the left side.

04/13/2013

Allen Craig #21, David Freese #23, Jon Jay #19 and Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals  celebrate their 6 to 4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game One of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Beltran, Freese Hit 2-Run HRs, Cards Beat Giants

Boosted by two-run homers from proven postseason stars Carlos Beltran and David Freese, and 5 1-3 innings from a steady bullpen, the wild, wild-card St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

10/15/2012

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants hits a sacrifice fly to score Angel Pagan #16 in the fifth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game Four of the National League Division Series at the Great American Ball Park on October 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Reds 8-3, Playoff Series Even At 2-All

Angel Pagan led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and Tim Lincecum came out of the bullpen to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Wednesday, evening their NL division series at 2-all.

10/10/2012

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI triple in the sixth inning as Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs makes alate tag on September 02 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pagan’s Single Lifts Giants To 7-5 Win Over Cubs

Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

09/02/2012