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Giants Pitcher Cain to Have Season Ending Surgery

Giants Pitcher Cain to Have Season Ending Surgery

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain will undergo season ending surgery next Monday, manager Bruce Bochy said on Monday. The procedure will remove bone chips and spurs from the righty's throwing elbow.

Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki will perform the surgery in San Francisco. Cain, 29, also sought the opinions of Dr. James Andrews and New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek. All recommended surgery which has an expected recovery time of three months.

Cain was just 2-7 in 2014 with a 4.18 earned run average in 15 starts after pitching more than 200 innings every year from 2007-2012. The righty did not comment after San Francisco's 4-3 win over the Mets on Monday.

"It's been frustrating for Matt," said Bochy. "He's been battling this for a while. It's time. He could keep trying to push it, but it's inevitable, it looks like. So we're going to have this done and have him ready for Spring Training."

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: San Francisco Giants 4 (61-51) – New York Mets 3 (53-59)

Baltimore Orioles 7 (63-48) – Washington Nationals 3 (60-50)

Cleveland Indians 7 (57-55) – Cincinnati Reds 1 (56-56)

New York Yankees 2 (58-53) – Detroit Tigers 1 (61-48) 

Chicago White Sox 5 (55-58) - Texas Rangers 3 (43-69) - 7 Innings

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (67-44) - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (63-50)

Oakland Athletics 3 (68-43) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (54-58) 10 Innings

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/3/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: San Franicsco Giants 9 (60-51) - New York Mets 0 (53-58)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (56-55) - Miami Marlins 3 (54-57)

Baltimore Orioles 1 (62-48) - Seattle Mariners 0 (57-54)

Detroit Tigers 4 (61-47) - Colorado Rockies 0 (44-67)

Washington Nationals 4 (60-49) - Philadelphia Phillies 0 (49-63)

Houston Astros 6 (47-65) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (60-53)

Cleveland Indians 4 (56-55) - Texas Rangers 3 (43-68) - 12 Innings

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (59-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (61-51)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 (66-44) - Tampa Bay Rays 5 (54-57)

Kansas City Royals 4 (57-53) - Oakland Athletics 2 (67-43)

Minnesota Twins 16 (50-60) - Chicago White Sox 3 (54-58)

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (49-63) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (59-52) - 10 Innings

Chicago Cubs 7 (47-63) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (63-49)

San Diego Padres 4 (51-60) - Atlanta Braves 3 (58-54) - 10 Innings

New York Yankees 8 (57-53) - Boston Red Sox 7 (49-62)

NFL Preseason: New York Giants 17 (1-0) - Buffalo Bills 13 (0-1)

NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

Golf: Rory McIlroy won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/1/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: San Francisco Giants 5 (59-50) - New York Mets 1 (52-57)

Philadelphia Phillies 2 (49-61) - Washington Nationals 1 (58-49)

Baltimore Orioles 2 (61-47) - Seattle Mariners 1 (56-53)

Detroit Tigers 4 (59-47) - Colorado Rockies 2 (44-65)

Cincinnati Reds 5 (55-54) - Miami Marlins 2 (53-56)

Boston Red Sox 4 (49-60) - New York Yankees 3 (55-53)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (65-43) - Tampa Bay Rays 3 (53-56)

Houston Astros 3 (45-65) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (60-51)

Milwaukee Brewers 7 (61-49) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (57-51)

Chicago White Sox 10 (54-56) - Minnesota Twins 8 (48-60)

Cleveland Indians 12 (54-55) - Texas Rangers 2 (43-66)

Kansas City Royals 1 (56-52) - Oakland Athletics 0 (66-42)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (58-51) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (48-62)

San Diego Padres 10 (49-60) - Atlanta Braves 1 (58-52)

Chicago Cubs 8 (46-62) - Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (62-48)

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/30/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  MLB:  Milwaukee Brewers 5 (50-49) - Tampa Bay Rays 0 (53-55)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (47-61) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (53-54)

New York Mets 11 (52-56) - Philadelphia Phillies 2 (47-61)

Washington Nationals 4 (58-47) - Miami Marlins 3 (53-54)

Houston Astros 8 (44-64) - Oakland Athletics 1 (66-41)

San Francisco Giants 7 (58-50) - Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (57-50)

Cleveland Indians 2 (53-54) - Seattle Mariners 0 (55-52)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (60-46) - Los Angeles Angels 3 (63-43)

Toronto Blue Jays 6 (59-50) - Boston Red Sox 1 (48-60)

Detroit Tigers 7 (58-46) - Chicago White Sox 2 (52-56)

Texas Rangers 3 (43-65) - New York Yankees 2 (55-52)

Kansas City Royals 3 (54-52) - Minnesota Twins 2 (48-58)

Colorado Rockies 6 (44-63) - Chicago Cubs 4 (44-62) 10 Innings

San Diego Padres 12 (48-59) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (56-50)

Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (61-47) - Atlanta Braves 2 (58-50)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Seattle Mariners 5 (55-51) - Cleveland Indians 2 (52-54)

Cincinnati Reds 3 (53-53) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (46-61)

Chicago White Sox 11 (52-55) - Detroit Tigers 4 (57-46)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (47-60) - New York Mets 0 (51-56)

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (58-50) - Boston Red Sox 2 (48-59)

Miami Marlins 3 (53-53) - Washington Nationals 0 (57-47)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (53-54) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (59-49)

Baltimore Orioles 7 (59-46) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6 (63-42) - 12 Innings

Oakland Athletics 7 (66-40) - Houston Astros 4 (43-64)

Minnesota Twins 2 (48-57) - Kansas City Royals 1 (53-52)

New York Yankees 12 (55-51) - Texas Rangers 11 (42-65)

Chicago Cubs 4 (44-61) - Colorado Rockies 3 (43-63) - 16 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (60-47) - Atlanta Braves 4 (58-49)

San Diego Padres 3 (47-59) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (56-49)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (57-49) - San Francisco Giants 1 (57-50)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/28/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/28/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  MLB:  Atlanta Braves 2 (58-48) - San Diego Padres 0 (46-59)

New York Mets 7 (51-55) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (46-60) 

Tampa Bay Rays 2 (52-54) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (59-48)

Miami Marlins 7 (52-53) - Washington Nationals 6 (57-46)

Toronto Blue Jays 14 (57-50) - Boston Red Sox 1 (48-58)

Chicago Cubs 4 (43-61) - Colorado Rockies 1 (43-62)

Houston Astros 7 (43-63) - Oakland Athletics 3 (65-40)

Texas Rangers 4 (42-64) - New York Yankees 2 (54-51)

Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (46-60) - Cincinnati Reds 1 (52-53) - 15 Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (56-49) - San Francisco Giants 0 (57-49)

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ESPN: Giants Acquire Starting Pitcher Jake Peavy from the Red Sox

ESPN: Giants Acquire Starting Pitcher Jake Peavy from the Red Sox

Tom Szczerbowksi/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One of the best teams in the National League has gotten a little bit better as ESPN and other outlets are reporting that the Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants.

In return, the Red Sox will receive prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree

This marks the second time in as many seasons that the former National League Cy Young winner has been traded. Last season, the Red Sox received Peavy from the Chicago White Sox to help bolster their rotation.

The 33-year-old Peavy is not the pitcher he once was, but going back to the National Leauge where he started his career could be just what he needs.

In 20 starts this season, Peavy is just 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA and a WHIP of 1.43.

Peavy will now go from a team in the Red Sox that will struggle to get back to the postseason this year, to a Giants team that is currently in first place in the NL West.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/25/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 7 (42-59) - St. Louis Cardinals 6 (54-48)

New York Yankees 6 (54-48) - Toronto Blue Jays 4 (54-50)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (50-53) - Boston Red Sox 4 (47-56)

Washington Nationals 4 (56-44) - Cincinnati Reds 1 (51-51)

Philadelphia Philles 9 (45-58) - Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (44-59)

San Diego Padres 5 (46-56) - Atlanta Braves 2 (55-48)

Texas Rangers 4 (41-62) - Oakland Athletics 1 (63-39)

Chicago White Sox 9 (50-54) - Minnesota Twins 5 (46-56)

New York Mets 3 (49-54) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (58-46)

Kansas City Royals 6 (52-50) - Cleveland Indians 4 (51-52)

Miami Marlins 2 (49-53) - Houston Astros 0 (42-61)

Colorado Rockies 8 (42-60) - Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (54-48)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (61-41) - Detroit Tigers 1 (57-43)

Baltimore Orioles 2 (57-45) - Seattle Mariners 1 (53-50) - 10 Innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (57-47) - San Francisco Giants 1 (57-46)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/24/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/24/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Philadelphia Philles 2 (44-58) - San Francisco Giants 1 (57-45)

Toronto Blue Jays 8 (54-49) - Boston Red Sox 0 (47-55)

New York Yankees 4 (53-48) - Texas Rangers 2 (40-62)

Oakland Athletics 13 (63-38) - Houston Astros 1 (42-60)

Miami Marlins 3 (48-53) - Atlanta Braves 2 (55-47)

Milwaukee Brewers 9 (58-45) - New York Mets 1 (48-54)

Chicago White Sox 5 (49-54) - Minnesota Twins 2 (46-55)

San Diego Padres 13 (45-56) - Chicago Cubs 3 (41-59)

Kansas City Royals 2 (51-50) - Cleveland Indians 1 (51-51) - 14 Innings

Baltimore Orioles 4 (56-45) - Seattle Mariners 0 (53-49)

Detroit Tigers 6 (57-42) - Los Angeles Angels 4 (60-41)

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Dan Uggla Signs with Giants

Dan Uggla Signs with Giants

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just three days after being released by the Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The second baseman reported to Triple-A Fresno upon signing the deal.

"This is a chance for us to take a look at him and evaluate him, and a chance for him to go down and get his timing and get some playing time," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "At some point we're going to have to make a call. I can't say he's going to be up here in the next few days, no. He needs some playing time right now."

A three-time All-Star, Uggla was in his fourth season with Atlanta, but was hitting an abysmal .162 with just 10 RBI and two home runs in 48 games. The 34-year-old struck out 495 times in 451 games with the Braves from 2011-13 while also putting together a franchise record 33-game hitting streak.

Uggla underwent eye surgery last summer and was left off the Braves postseason roster before being reinserted in Spring Training.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/21/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/21/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 14 (47-52) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (51-49)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (56-45) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (52-47)

San Francisco Giants 7 (55-44) - Philadelphia Phillies 4 (43-56)

Texas Rangers 4 (40-59) - New York Yankees 2 (50-48)

Miami Marlins 3 (46-52) - Atlanta Braves 1 (54-45) - 10 Innings

Chicago White Sox 3 (48-52) - Kansas City Royals 1 (48-50)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (55-45) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (51-48)

Minnesota Twins 4 (45-53) - Cleveland Indians 3 (50-49)

Washington Nationals 7 (54-43) - Colorado Rockies 2 (40-59) 

Detroit Tigers 4 (55-41) - Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (43-56)

Seattle Mariners 5 (53-46) - New York Mets 2 (46-53)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (54-44) - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 (59-39)

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Giants Place First Baseman Brandon Belt on the DL with a Concussion

Giants Place First Baseman Brandon Belt on the DL with a Concussion

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's been a tough season for San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. His latest injury will land him on the disabled list as the team is holing him out due to a concussion he suffered on Saturday.

Belt suffered the injury when he was struck by a ball in the face while fielding during batting practice . Tests Sunday confirmed the concussion, manager Bruce Bochy said.

It’s not clear yet whether that will be the 15-day disabled list, or the new 7-day disabled list that is specifically designed for players displaying concussion symptoms.

Belt was off to a scorching start to the season, finally living up to the expectations many had for him that made him one of hte top hitting prospects in the organization.

Belt missed over a month earlier in the season with a broken thumb, and his concussion is just the latest setback for him.

Still just 26, Belt is hitting .242 with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs in 46 games played.

Infielder Adam Duvall will likely be recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take Belt's place on the roster.

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Grand Slams From Posey, Bumgarner Give Giants Win

Grand Slams From Posey, Bumgarner Give Giants Win

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey launched the second grand slam of his career in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Giants a 4-1 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. One inning later, pitcher Madison Bumgarner did the same in an 8-4 win.

It was the first time in Major League Baseball history that batterymates each hit grand slams in the same game. For Bumgarner, it was his second slam of 2014 as he became the first pitcher in 48 seasons to complete that feat. Tony Cloninger hit two in one game for Atlanta, against the Giants, at Candlestick Park in 1966.

"That's pretty cool," Bumgarner said after the win. "This game is full of strange statistics. It seems like there is a first every day. It's crazy to get that many opportunities as a pitcher."

The righty went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits, while striking out five. Bumgarner (10-7) ended a three-game personal losing streak as the Giants (52-43) won five of their final nine games before the All-Star break.

Vidal Nuno (0-1) took the loss in his second start for Arizona, giving up four runs on six hits in just five innings. The Diamondbacks (40-56) have lost five of their last 13 games.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup Final: Germany 1 - Argentina 0 - F/OT

MLB: Cleveland Indians 3 (47-47) - Chicago White Sox 2 (45-51)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (44-53) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (49-47)

New York Mets 9 (45-50) - Miami Marlins 1 (44-50)

Washington Nationals 10 (51-42) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (42-53)

Kansas City Royals 5 (48-46) - Detroit Tigers 2 (53-38)

Boston Red Sox 11 (43-52) - Houston Astros 0 (40-56)

Atlanta Braves 10 (52-43) - Chicago Cubs 7 (40-54) 

Milwaukee Brewers 11 (53-43) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (52-44) 

Cincinnati Reds 6 (51-44) - Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (49-46)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10 (57-37) - Texas Rangers 7 (38-57)

Oakland Athletics 4 (59-36) - Seattle Mariners 1 (51-44)

San Francisco Giants 8 (52-43) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (40-56)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (54-43) - San Diego Padres 0 (41-54)

Minnesota Twins 13 (44-50) - Colorado Rockies 5 (40-55)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (52-42) - New York Yankees 1 (47-47) F/5 Innings

NASCAR: Brad Keselowski won the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire.

Golf: Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Chicago Cubs 6 (39-52) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-43) - 12 Innings

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (41-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-41)

Boston Red Sox 4 (41-51) - Chicago White Sox 3 (44-49) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 6 (58-34) - San Francisco Giants 1 (50-42)

Atlanta Braves 3 (50-42) - New York Mets 1 (42-50) 

Baltimore Orioles 4 (50-41) - Washington Nationals 3 (49-41)

Pittsburgh Pirates 9 (48-44) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (50-43) 

Cleveland Indians 9 (45-46) - New York Yankees 3 (46-45)

Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (52-42) - San Diego Padres 1 (40-52)

Minnesota Twins 4 (42-49) - Seattle Mariners 2 (49-43)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup - Semifinals: Argentina 0 (4) - Netherlands 0 (2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (50-37) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (51-42)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (39-54) - Miami Marlins 3 (44-47) 10 innings

Los Angeles Angels 8 (53-37) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (48-45)

Colorado Rockies 6 (39-53) - San Diego Padres 3 (40-51)

Washington Nationals 6 (49-40) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (49-41)

New York Mets 4 (42-49) – Atlanta Braves 1 (49-42)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-42) – Chicago Cubs 1 (38-52)

Boston Red Sox 5 (40-51) – Chicago White Sox 4 (44-48)

Kansas City Royals 5 (47-43) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (42-52)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (40-51) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-40)

Houston Astros 8 (39-54) - Texas Rangers 4 (38-53)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (50-42) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (47-44)

New York Yankees 5 (46-44) - Cleveland Indians 4 (44-46) - 14 Innings

Minnesota Twins 8 (41-49) - Seattle Mariners 1 (49-42)

San Francisco Giants 5 (50-41) - Oakland Athletics 2 (57-34)

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- World Cup Semifinals: Germany 7 – Brazil 1

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 4 (47-42) – Chicago Cubs 2 (38-50) Game One

Cincinnati Reds 6 (48-42) - Chicago Cubs 5 (38-51) Game Two

Cleveland Indians 5 (44-45) – New York Yankees 3 (45-44)

Detroit Tigers 14 (49-37) – Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (51-41)

New York Mets 8 (41-49) – Atlanta Braves 3 (49-41)

Chicago White Sox 8 (44-47) – Boston Red Sox 3 (39-51)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (42-51) – Kansas City Royals 3 (46-43)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (49-42) – Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (47-43)

Miami Marlins 2 (44-46) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (38-54)

Minnesota Twins 2 (40-49) - Seattle Mariners 0 (49-41)

Houston Astros 8 (38-54) - Texas Rangers 3 (38-52)

Colorado Rockies 2 (38-53) - San Diego Padres 1 (40-50)

Philadelphia Phillies 9 (39-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 7 (52-39)

Oakland Athletics 6 (57-33) - San Francisco Giants 1 (49-41)

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (48-44) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (52-37)

Baltimore Orioles (49-40) Vs. Washington Nationals (48-40) Postponed due to rain

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/7/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/7/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Baltimore Orioles 8 (49-40) – Washington Nationals 2 (48-40) 11 Innings

New York Mets 4 (40-49) – Atlanta Braves 3 (49-40) 11 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 9 (46-42) – Chicago Cubs 3 (38-49)

Chicago White Sox 4 (43-47) – Boston Red Sox 0 (39-50)

Kansas City Royals 6 (46-42) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (41-51)

New York Yankees 5 (45-43) – Cleveland Indians 3 (43-45)

Houston Astros 12 (37-54) - Texas Rangers 7 (38-51)

Seattle Mariners 2 (49-40) - Minnesota Twins 0 (39-49)

Arizona Diamondbacks 9 (38-53) - Miami Marlins 1 (43-46)

San Diego Padres 6 (40-49) - Colorado Rockies 1 (37-53)

St. Louis Cardinals 2 (48-42) - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (47-42)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (38-51) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (52-38)

Oakland Athletics 5 (56-33) - San Francisco Giants 0 (49-40)

Los Angeles Angels 5 (52-36) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (47-44)

 

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Giants Remove Sergio Romo as Team’s Closer

Giants Remove Sergio Romo as Team’s Closer

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seemingly overnight, San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo went from one of baseball's best closers to unusable as the team has removed him from the closer's role.

Romo has 22 saves this season, the seventh-most in all of Major League Baseball, but he's been a shell of himself as of late.

He's blown three out of his last five appearances and isn't the same pitcher the team had grown accustomed to seeing. His ERA on May 9 was 1.65, since then his ERA has been 9.00.

"Sometimes you've got to change," Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the San Francisco Chronicle. "If you keep doing the same thing over and over, sometimes it's good for a player to back off a little bit, let him breathe and get back on track. He's done such a great job. As a group, we've hit a bump in the road. As individuals, a lot of us have and hiccups."

Bochy also told the paper that Santiago Casilla and Jeremy Affeldt will likely share closing duties for now.

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