Justin Verlander got some run support for the first time in nearly a month and led the Houston Astros over the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.
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Buster breaks down Tuesday's action as well as discussing Manny Machado's free agency, automated umps, and family rivalry.
Houston starter Gerrit Cole's only major miscue in an 11-2 win in San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that likely will give his brother-in-law bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come.
The two 21-year-old infielders are already future All-Stars and putting up big power numbers. If you had to pick one, choosing isn't easy.
Every club could use a boost from its farm system, and this crop should be ready to go this summer.
The margins between the best have never been closer, but do we have a new No. 1? And which NL East team pushed its way into the top five?
Brandon Belt snapped a seventh-inning tie with a three-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Sunday.
Brandon Crawford got three more hits and drove in four runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday to end a three-game skid.
Slumping Ian Desmond homered and drove in four runs to back another strong start by Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Friday night.
The Giants' Brandon Belt, who made critical remarks about plate umpire Doug Eddings following Wednesday's loss, got a phone call from Joe Torre, and manager Bruce Bochy said the team doesn't expect Belt to face any further action for the comments.
Buster & Karl Ravech discuss Mark Teixeira's comments on Robinson Cano, Buck Showalter's frustrations with his club, Bruce Bochy vs. umpires and more (:25). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on the Dodgers' struggles and the SNB matchup (28:28) and Tom Hamilton with some "Inside Heat" on the Indians (46:11).
Carlos Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Thursday night in the clubs' first meeting of the year.
Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss Justin Verlander's throwback performance, Brandon Belt's issue with the umps and more (:29). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (23:11) and Andy McCullough brings some "Inside Heat" on the struggling Dodgers (27:40).
While you're watching The Show, your favorite team is buzzing about draft day. Here are the first-round picks they prize most.
Brandon Belt said the Giants were cheated out of a potential win against the Reds on Wednesday because the plate umpire wanted the game to end early.
Scooter Gennett homered a half-inning after the second baseman saved two runs with a diving catch on a difficult popup, helping the Cincinnati Reds avoid a sweep by the San Francisco Giants with a 6-3 win Wednesday.
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and is on schedule for a rehab assignment next week, manager Bruce Bochy said.
A historically potent offense helped earn the champs their rings, but they've lost ground at the plate as rivals rise to the challenge.
Brandon Crawford continued his strong May with four more hits, Brandon Belt homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Andrew McCutchen doubled in his first two at-bats to reach 1,500 career hits and the San Francisco Giants snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory Monday night.
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound for the first time since surgery in March to have three pins inserted into the broken pinkie on his pitching hand.
The Giants put Alen Hanson, who has been starting at second base in place of the injured Joe Panik, on the DL with a hamstring strain Monday.