Braves host the Giants following Foltynewicz’s solid showing
San Francisco Giants (74-80, third in the NL West) vs. Atlanta Braves (95-60, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Johnny Cueto (1-0, .00...
With Fenway trip next, Yaz sprints home to lift Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the eve of an anticipated trip to Boston, Mike Yastrzemski came through once again for the San Francisco Giants.
Yastrzemski scored the go-ahead run on Ryne Stanek's...
Giants host Marlins, look to build on Bumgarner’s strong performance
Miami Marlins (52-96, fifth in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (71-78, third in the NL West)
Pirates to face Giants on the road
Pittsburgh Pirates (63-82, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (70-75, third in the NL West)
Cueto dazzles in season debut, Giants beat Pirates 5-4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cap on backward, Johnny Cueto punctuated his pitches with confident head shakes and fist pumps.
"Dia De Cueto," read the sign held by one of his sons.
Pirates to face Giants on the road
Pittsburgh Pirates (63-81, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (69-75, third in the NL West)
Giants could accelerate Cueto timeline
PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants could accelerate their timeline for Johnny Cueto to help with their pursuit of an NL wild card.
Cueto had season-ending Tommy John surgery a year ago....
Giants’ Cueto hoping to return in September
PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto threw a bullpen session Saturday, and the team was encouraged enough for manager Bruce Bochy to say the club hopes Cueto can return...
Cueto pitched with severe pain in elbow nearly 3 years
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For nearly three years, Johnny Cueto pitched with a stabbing pain in his right elbow. He won 18 games for San Francisco in 2016 and started the All-Star game that year dealing with the discomfort.
How he did so, Cueto isn't sure. And the animated right-hander can now envision how great it will be once he's back on the mound and pain-free following Tommy John reconstructive surgery.
Giants finish 5-21 September for another losing season
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way the last two seasons have gone for the San Francisco Giants, those three World Series titles in 2010, '12 and '14 seem so long ago for manager Bruce Bochy's club.
The Giants finished 73-89 following a season during which the biggest names — Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Johnny Cueto, Brandon Belt — were all injured at some point. They traded Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees in late August amid all the disabled list stints.
Giants’ Cueto to have season-ending Tommy John surgery
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants say right-hander Johnny Cueto will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Cueto will be operated on by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday. San Francisco announced Wednesday that Cueto would need the surgery, two days after placing him on the disabled list.
Manager Bruce Bochy said earlier this week that Cueto's elbow injury had "been lingering quite a while."
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list Monday with a sprained right elbow, and manager Bruce Bochy said there's a "strong possibility" he will need reconstructive surgery.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin didn't have much control early and hit leadoff batter Andrew McCutchen with his third pitch. Then the Milwaukee right-hander settled down and helped the Brewers inch closer to first place in the NL Central.
San Francisco starter Johnny Cueto, on the other hand, is staring at another possible stint on the disabled list following another painful outing.
A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:
A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have transferred Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list, meaning it will be late June at the earliest before the right-hander returns to the rotation.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy also announced Thursday that fellow ace Madison Bumgarner will throw his first bullpen session next week as the leftie begins to work his way back from a broken pinkie finger suffered in spring training.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a strained right elbow and will not have Tommy John surgery.
The 32-year-old right-hander was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Cueto will undertake rest and rehabilitation.
"It is great news," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I was hoping for the best and hoping he would not need surgery."
ATLANTA (AP) — Injured San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will have his ailing right elbow examined by Monday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Cueto was placed on the disabled list this week with inflammation in his right elbow after going 3-0 with a major league-leading 0.84 ERA in five starts. Cueto hopes to avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy says "we'll know Monday exactly what's going to happen."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto may meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews on the Giants upcoming road trip to get his sore pitching elbow evaluated.
Cueto was placed on the disabled list Tuesday night with inflammation in his right elbow. Manager Bruce Bochy later acknowledged that Cueto had been pitching with soreness in his previous two starts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Johnny Cueto has been put on the 10-day disabled list by the San Francisco because of inflammation in his pitching elbow, and the Giants said left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been cleared to resume throwing.
Cueto leads the major leagues with a 0.84 ERA. The two-time All-Star is 3-0 in five starts with 26 strikeouts in 32 innings. He was on the DL from April 7-17 with a sprained left ankle.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning in his major league debut to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fifth straight win, 5-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Kingham, a 26-year-old rookie right-hander, retired 20 straight before Paul DeJong singled down the left-field line with two outs in the seventh. He finished with one hit and nine strikeouts on 98 pitches (72 strikes) after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto was still at home getting dressed when he saw Giants teammate and backup infielder Pablo Sandoval pitch a perfect ninth inning during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
It wasn't exactly a Shohei Ohtani moment, but it was enough to make Cueto smile before he followed up with a strong outing of his own on the mound.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie right-hander Jaime Barria of the Los Angeles Angels kept throwing strikes and Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants kept fouling them off and fouling them off and fouling them off and fouling them off.
Pitcher Johnny Cueto decides to stay Giants, no opting out
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Johnny Cueto is staying with the San Francisco Giants.
Cueto had the option to opt out of his contract that runs through 2021. The team said Sunday the pitcher had decided to remain with the Giants.
The 31-year-old Cueto was hampered by injuries this season, going 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts. Manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Bobby Evans both had been optimistic that Cueto would stick around.
Cueto says he’ll likely return after Giants close with win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto said publicly Sunday what neither he nor his agent had told the San Francisco Giants yet.
The 31-year-old right-hander indicated he likely won't opt out of the $130 million, six-year contract he signed before the 2016 season and become a free agent — but he left himself some wiggle room.
Cueto struggled in the season finale, but Pablo Sandoval hit a game-ending solo homer with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Giants over the San Diego Padres 5-4.
Hundley, Cueto lead Giants past Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Nick Hundley didn't figure to play a lot this season as the San Francisco Giants' backup catcher. With star Buster Posey seeing more action at first base, Hundley is closing in on 100 games played.
The veteran backstop took advantage Monday, hitting a three-run homer and helping guide starter Johnny Cueto through an unfamiliar lineup in the Giants' 9-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Arizona sat most of its regulars a day after clinching the top NL wild card.
Panik’s 5-hit night guides Giants to 11-3 win over Rockies
DENVER (AP) — Joe Panik saw everything in virtual slow motion. That's how locked in he was at the plate.
The San Francisco second baseman completed a torrid series with five more hits and Johnny Cueto threw five effective innings, helping the Giants beat Colorado 11-3 on Wednesday night to snap a 10-game skid against the Rockies at Coors Field.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have made room on the 25-man roster for ace Madison Bumgarner by placing Johnny Cueto on the 10-day disabled list with blisters on the tips of his right thumb, forefinger and middle finger.
Bumgarner was scheduled to start Saturday night's game against San Diego after missing three months with a sprained left shoulder.
Cueto leaves with blisters as Giants beat Padres 5-4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just as they're getting ready to welcome back Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants could be losing Johnny Cueto for at least one start.
DETROIT (AP) — San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto has been scratched from Thursday's start at Detroit because of an inner ear infection.
Chris Stratton is starting for the Giants instead. The change was announced about 20 minutes before the scheduled first pitch at Comerica Park.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit his 18th home run leading off the second inning, Jorge Bonifacio and Lorenzo Cain followed with back-to-back shots in the third and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep.
Bonifacio finished with two hits and three RBIs, Whit Merrifield added three hits and three runs while Alcides Escobar singled three times to help Jason Hammel end an eight-game winless stretch on the road that dated to 2016.
Cueto bounces back as Giants top Braves 7-1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The blisters on Johnny Cueto's middle and index fingers that limited his effectiveness in his last few starts haven't yet completely healed.
But the two-time All-Star is learning to pitch with them.
Cueto threw six strong innings and Brandon Crawford drove in three runs as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Sunday.
Cueto (5-4) bounced back from his roughest stretch as a Giant. He was 0-3 with a 4.33 ERA in his previous four starts.
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Kurt Suzuki had three passed balls in his first game catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for Atlanta this season, but committed just one in Dickey's next eight starts. Dickey (3-3) makes his 10th start for the Braves in the series finale in San Francisco against Johnny Cueto (4-4) and the Giants.
A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:
Kurt Suzuki had three passed balls in his first game catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for Atlanta this season but committed just one in Dickey's next eight starts. Dickey (3-3) makes his 10th start for the Braves in the series finale in San Francisco against Johnny Cueto (4-4) and the Giants.
CHICAGO (AP) — Once Jon Lester waited out the rain, it was mostly smooth sailing for the rest of the night.
Not so much for Johnny Cueto.
Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year's playoff opener.
"Jon Lester, that's classic stuff," manager Joe Maddon said. "He just kept getting better."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eventually, Johnny Cueto and Yasmani Grandal spoke civilly and worked out their differences as grown men: They each apologized before tension escalated.
Cueto thought Grandal was stealing signs at second base from San Francisco catcher Buster Posey after a first-inning double. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration and retaliation.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home plate umpire Tony Randazzo left the game between the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants before the top of the 14th inning.
Randazzo was hit directly in the mask by a 91 mph fastball from San Francisco's Johnny Cueto in the fifth inning but remained in the game until after the 13th inning Friday night. Second-base umpire Clint Fagan took his place.
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels left-hander John Lamb has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a second positive test for a drug of abuse.
A former top prospect in the Kansas City Royals organization selected in the fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft, Lamb had been at extended spring training while he recovers from back surgery. He is on the roster of Triple-A Salt Lake.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off an extra-inning loss at home, the San Francisco Giants had to travel to Los Angeles and then face three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Monday night.
They certainly rose to the challenge.
Johnny Cueto outpitched Kershaw, and the Giants jumped out to a couple of early leads before hanging on for a 4-3 victory that snapped the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
Story, Blackmon power Rockies to 6-5 win over Giants
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump.
He just might be on to something.
Story hit his first career grand slam and Charlie Blackmon lined an inside-the-park homer as part of a six-run fourth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on a rainy Friday night.
Cueto pitches 7 innings as Giants beat Rockies 8-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got Johnny Cueto some runs to work with, and the right-hander took over from there.
Cueto pitched seven effective innings, Brandon Crawford and Chris Marrero homered, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Friday night.
San Francisco led 4-0 after four innings.
"Once I saw that I had that lead I told myself, 'OK now I have to grind it, pitch and hold onto that lead,'" Cueto said through a translator.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are more than ready to get home after a shaky opening week on the road.
Hunter Pence and Buster Posey hit consecutive homers, and Johnny Cueto struck out seven in seven strong innings for the Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.
The Giants snapped a four-game losing streak. They won only twice during the season's opening week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sean Manaea is eager to take on Mike Trout and the big hitters beginning next week.
The young left-hander pitched four perfect innings during a scoreless duel with Johnny Cueto before the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in the preseason Bay Bridge Series opener Thursday night.
Brandon Crawford's seventh-inning single put San Francisco ahead.
Projected record: 88-74Projected run differential: +59Rejoice, non-San Francisco baseball fans: the Giants' "Even Year Magic" is officially over. Though San Francisco has been stripped of its voodoo wizardry, the team still features much of the same core that won three World Series titles. The team did not re-sign Angel Pagan, which opens up left field for a platoon of Jarrett Parker...
Giants’ Cueto sharp in 5-inning outing against White Sox
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. He made the most of it.
The right-hander threw five innings and allowed just a hit and a run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in his third outing of the spring.
Cueto to arrive at Giants camp Friday
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto is finally scheduled to arrive at San Francisco Giants camp on Friday, and the Dominican right-hander will likely not pitch in the World Baseball Classic — at least in the first round.
"He'll be in tonight," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday after his team's Cactus League game against the Oakland A's. Cueto then will have a physical and meet with team management before he takes the field for any baseball activities, a team spokesman said.