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  1. Giants' Jake Peavy loses no-hitter in 8th, settles for win over B...

    Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  2. Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers moved to center field

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone to Option No. 4 in their quest to find an every-day center fielder.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  3. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  4. Braves stress the importance of defense

    Anna McDonald

    ST. LOUIS -- Andrelton Simmons' eyes tell him everything. He stands where the infield dirt meets the outfield grass. He prepares, knowing where each batter tends to hit the ball. He anticipates where the swing and the pitch will intersect, yet he say...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 1, Indians 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- This new pitching-and-defense formula seems to be working pretty well. The Los Angeles Dodgers fixed their defense about a month ago, going from one of the worst-fielding teams to one of the steadiest. Their pitching was always good...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. Defense opens case in Bryan Stow trial with testimony from securi...

    A Major League Baseball security expert and former Secret Service agent testified Tuesday that the security he observed at Dodger Stadium on the day a fan was severely beaten was greater than any he had seen except for a presidential visit and the 2009 Wo

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  7. Notes on D: Giants benefit from shifts

    Mark Simon

    Is it perhaps a coincidence that the two National League teams currently playing at a 100-win pace, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, are the two rated to have fared the best at using defensive shifts? Perhaps. But it strikes us as w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. Yankees shifting philosophy on defense

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    About the time the "Moneyball" movie came out, a spoof trailer made its way around the Internet. "Too Much Moneyball," it was called, and it presented the New York Yankees as the very opposite of everything Moneyball and the Oakland A's stood for. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  9. Atlanta Braves are being saved by their defense - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Braves' defense deserves credit for saving its pitching staff thus far in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  11. Madison Bumgarner, Giants top Dodgers in Yasiel Puig's return to ...

    Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning and San Francisco Giants hit three home runs in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and Yasiel Puig on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  12. Slain Los Angeles Dodgers fan's brother says he swung chair amid ...

    The brother of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan who was killed in a San Francisco brawl that police say was sparked by the long-running Dodgers-Giants rivalry is pushing back against claims that the stabbing was in self-defense.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  13. Michael Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 26 games in Rockies' wi...

    Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, losers of six straight for the first time in three years.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 29, 2013
  14. White Sox alter the formula

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- As the big boys in the lineup work on resolving their issues, the unsung heroes took over the Chicago White Sox's 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. No. 8 hitter Gordon Beckham continued his productive return from the dis...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  15. New home a good fit for Gillaspie

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Once the seas finally parted for Conor Gillaspie, the former first-round pick in the 2008 draft took complete advantage of the situation. One of the White Sox's modest under-the-radar pickups between the end of last season and the start...

    Blog | April 21, 2013
  16. Cubs' defense stumbles out of gate in '13

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although nine games is just a sample size of the 162-game schedule, the Chicago Cubs appear to have some work to do on defense. After a 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, the Cubs have committed 10 errors, the most in baseba...

    Blog | April 11, 2013