Pete Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record for RBI as New York beat San Francisco 11-4 Saturday to end the Giants' seven-game winning streak.
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Alex Dickerson raced home from first on a botched fly ball to shallow left field with two outs in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants won their season-high seventh straight game, 1-0 over the New York Mets on Friday night.
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With 12 days remaining before the trade deadline, the Giants remain undecided about their course of action, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. With wins in six straight games entering Friday, the Giants are playing great and if that continues, they could be measured buyers. They won't tear up their farm system, but could find useful (and cheaper) pieces if they decide to push for the playoffs in August and September.
Before speaking with Edgar Martinez about his favorite Mariners memories (33:18), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about how the Giants should approach the deadline, Aaron Boone's legendary rant and the career of Martinez (12:04). Plus, A-Rod tells Buster about the difficulties of hitting against Mike Mussina (48:16).
Madison Bumgarner pitched nine superb innings but had nothing to show for it aside from an ovation of sheer appreciation, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the New York Mets on Donovan Solano's 16th-inning RBI single for a 3-2 win Thursday night.
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Donovan Solano had four hits, including a tie-breaking home run leading off the sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Rockies 11-8 on Wednesday to complete a four-game series sweep, their first at Colorado in nearly eight years.
Before speaking with Alex Rodriguez about his time spent playing with Edgar Martinez (46:07), Buster talks to Joel Sherman of the NY Post about the Angels/Astros scuffle and which teams should make aggressive pushes at the trade deadline (16:17). Plus, Hembo tells Buster why Bryce Harper isn't a bust (39:45) and Buster and Troy disagree on the Power 10 (58:51).
With buyers like the Red Sox and A's grabbing bargains, and plenty of supply left, sellers might find the best deals sooner rather than later.
Alex Dickerson had a career-best four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco's four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from blowing a three-run lead in the ninth to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Tuesday night.
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Brandon Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader.
Brandon Crawford went 5-for-6 with two homers and tied a San Francisco team record with eight RBIs, and the Giants scored a season high in runs in a 19-2 rout of the Rockies on Monday in the first game of a split doubleheader.
Here's the latest intel we're hearing, key names to watch, reaction to completed deals and shopping lists for every team as July 31 approaches.
The first-half rankings have been a two-team tango at the top, but the Bombers could be ready to cut in on Houston and L.A.
Tyler Beede pitched effectively into the seventh inning, had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Sunday.
Ben Gamel's pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Saturday night.
Buster Posey hit a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 10-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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