Don Mattingly to be manager of the Marlins

...never reached the playoffs during Black's tenure, which began in 2007, when Bruce Bochy departed to manage the San Francisco Giants.Black owns a 649-713 managerial record.RANGERS: Pitching coach Mike Maddux will not return to the AL West...

Many NHL players are following Blue Jays' torrid run closely

...NHL season to get started when baseball's postseason begins. Couture is rooting for the Blue Jays to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. At home, though, he can only imagine what the atmosphere will be like."It'll be pretty...

Royals, Astros combine passion with fun

...the plucky bunch of youngsters swept all the way to the World Series, where they fell in seven games to the San Francisco Giants. But it was the Royals' dramatic, extra-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics in their AL wild-card...

Braves contact approach at plate is working

...contact-oriented approach by following in the footsteps of successful playoff teams like the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, two teams that sported high-contact lineups with the ability to grind out at-bats and get timely hits.Additions...

Former South Aiken standout Andrew Faulkner is succeeding since move to bullpen

...as he fills the spot left by top prospect Byron Buxton, who is now with the Twins. FORMER JACKET DEALT: The San Francisco Giants acquir ed outfielder Marlon Byrd on Thursday in an attempt to add more offense. The player who went to the Cincinnati...

Nationals hire Dusty Baker as manager

...record ? a .526 winning percentage ? includes the second-most victories among active managers. He led the San Francisco Giants to the 2002 World Series and reached the postseason a half-dozen other times.Baker also managed the Chicago...

Royals believe Johnny Cueto in Game 2 of World Series

...Mets manager Terry Collins said, noting Uribe won World Series championships with the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants. TOP NL MANAGER: Collins was selected NL Manager of the Year by Sporting News.The New York Mets' skipper...

Young Mets aces set to take on Royals' lineup

...close to winning it all last year, losing Game 7 at home to former Augusta GreenJacket Mad ison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants with the potential tying run 90 feet from home plate."That's pretty hard to swallow. That's going to stay...

Rangers win West; Astros clinch last playoff spot

...host to the wild-card game for the third consecutive year after beating Cincinnati in 2013 and losing to the San Francisco Giants last season.The Cubs beat the Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth win in a row.

Former GreenJacket Duffy exceeds expectations at every stop

...always envisioned himself as a major leaguer.Ask him whether he expected it this rapidly, and he looks around the San Francisco Giants clubhouse with the same humble smile that was a consistent presence in Augusta."It's not surprising, really...