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Tough loss for Kings, Hornets go 11-1

Sacramento, CA – Everyone is curious to know what’s the secret for a great start this season.  The New Orleans Hornets struggled pre-season losing up to seven games.  Yet, they managed to turn things around to have one of the best starts leading the western conference.

“Down the stretch we made a few adjustments but guys made plays,”  said coach Monty Williams.  “Our key every night is defense, we want to defend, rebound and run with a purpose.”  “That’s who we are every night!” Read more

Giants 1 Win Away From World Series

San Francisco, CA-  It was probably one of the best games played in the postseason, a tied game going into the final inning.  Juan Uribe who was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore wrist entered the game bottom of the ninth.

Uribe hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to left field driving in the game-winning run.  A remarkable performance from the San Francisco Giants as they took game 4 of the National League Championship Series defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5. Read more

San Francisco Giants Postseason Return

By Malaika Bobino

It’s been a long time since any team from the Bay Area has made the playoffs.  That moment came for the San Francisco Giants when they clinched the National League West title after beating the San Diego Padres in the final game of the season.
They faced the Atlanta Braves Thursday to begin the NL division series at AT&T ball park. “It’s all about pitching,” Aaron Rowand said.  “Whichever team pitches and plays defense typically comes out on top in the postseason.”

Lincecum Gives CY Young Performance

San Francisco, CA – The first batters were lucky, Omar Infante doubled on a fly ball to center field and Jason Heyward flew out to left field.  After taking a deep breath, Tim Lincecum had a talk with himself to calm down before he “unleashed the beast” through nine innings. 

“I told myself, don’t worry about it, make your pitches and everything will be fine,” Lincecum said.  “You tell yourself, you’ve done this a thousand times!”  “We’ve been in these situations, it’s another game and just treat it like that.”  Read more

Giants lose now tied for NL West

San Francisco, CA – The Giants still need one win to clinch the National League West title.  The final game of the season is tomorrow, without a win will put them on the road with various scenarios now that the Padres have pulled even with Atlanta in the NL Wild Card standings.

But their fate will wait one more day as they lost 4-2 giving San Diego hope that their playoffs race is still alive.  Barry Zito has struggled over the last ten games (9 starts) going 1-7 with 6.50 ERA.  He needs just one more victory to reach a double digit win plateau for his 10th consecutive season, that didn’t come today. Read more

Giants lose, celebration on hold

San Francisco, CA – The sweet taste of victory will have to wait one more day.  After a horrible start from Matt Cain, the Giants celebration will be on hold at least one more day before they can clinch the National League West division.

The San Diego Padres came in here tonight to take game one of the series, they defeated the Giants 6-4.  While San Francisco needs only one win to clinch, the Padres need to win two more games to reclaim the number one spot.  No one thought it would be an easy task and tonight proved it will be a battle until the end. Read more

Burrell’s 3-run homer lifts Giants, move closer to clinching title

San Francisco, CA – An odd start for CY Young winner Tim Lincecum, the second pitch he threw was the result of Stephen Drew’s solo home run to left field.  Unfortunately, that was the Diamondbacks only run of the game as they succumb to the Giants 3-1.

Playing with flu like symptoms which was later described as a chest cold, Lincecum struggled in the first frame but managed to regain his composure to reduce San Francisco’s magic number to three. Read more

Giants Magic Number is Four

San Francisco, CA – Two teams have been battling for the top spot in the National League West throughout September.  Four games away from clinching the division title is now within reach for the San Francisco Giants.

After a slow start the Giants recovered to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.  Lefty pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was close to being pulled in the second inning when he loaded the bases, gave up a hit and walked two batters back-to-back.

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