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November 8, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
San Francisco's gay community basked Wednesday in its biggest political triumph since the 1970s with enactment of a domestic partners law and the election of two lesbians to the Board of Supervisors and a gay man to the school board. In Oakland, voters elected state Assemblyman Elihu Harris as its new mayor, while Bay Area voters muddied the future of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. And in Riverside, controversial county Coroner Raymond L.
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September 16, 2013 | Kevin Baxter
First the good news: Nobody in a Dodgers uniform was injured Sunday. Now the bad news: Sunday's 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants was the Dodgers' third in a row and eighth in 11 games, the team's worst slump in nearly three months. That sliced their National League West lead to its narrowest point in September and, for those who care about such things, it leaves the team's magic number at four. Only that magic number has nothing to do with the combination of Dodgers victories and Arizona Diamondbacks losses needed to send the Dodgers to the playoffs.
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February 25, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing a San Francisco Giant uniform for the first time, Barry Bonds stepped into the dugout at Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday and said the outlook appeared cloudy. "The weather or your future?" he was asked. "My future is set, Jack," he replied, a reference to the seven-year, $43.75-million contract he signed as a free agent with the Giants.
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June 26, 2013 | Dylan Hernandez
This is what the Dodgers lineup was supposed to look like. This is the kind of firepower $230 million was supposed to buy. With Matt Kemp returning from a month-long stay on the disabled list, the Dodgers' offense suddenly awakened Tuesday in a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. If only for a night, the lineup was as formidable on the field as it was on paper, erupting for four runs in a sixth inning to break a 2-2 stalemate. That inning, which was highlighted by a monstrous two-run home run by Hanley Ramirez, allowed them to withstand a ninth-inning meltdown by embattled reliever Brandon League.
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October 16, 1987 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
So ol' Roger Craig, suddenly with a lot of time on his hands, will saddle up Amos, his favorite horse back at the Humm Baby Ranch in the mountains northeast of San Diego, and just ride. No destination needed. If he's lucky, Craig will not run across stray coyotes, rattlesnakes or Harvey, the 350-pound chief of the Santa Ysabel Indian reservation who always invites Craig for cocktails and dinner. Craig, at this point, needs all the solitude he can get.
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February 28, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
On the top floor of baseball Manager Roger Craig's new two-story log cabin in the mountains, a hand-carved wooden bridge extends about 20 feet from the master bedroom to his workout room. And from this bridge, the living room below can be viewed through a railing of baseball bats contributed by the San Francisco Giants, the club Craig manages. "There's a bat from each player," he said the other day. "When I trade a guy, I'll just take out his bat and get one from the new guy."
NEWS
August 8, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owner Robert Lurie of the San Francisco Giants, frustrated over the repeated failure of Bay Area voters to approve financing of a new stadium, said Friday he has agreed to sell the team to a Tampa Bay syndicate that will move it to the Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the 1993 season.
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April 12, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Elster left baseball last season and focused on himself, needing time to recharge after injuries and politics ended his fun. Elster relaxed by the pool at his Las Vegas home while his passion for the game returned, and the Dodgers offered him a job. They're glad he accepted. The shortstop and No.
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August 6, 1990 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several years ago, at the height of the Nicaraguan contra war, a story began making the rounds in Managua about a clash between government troops and U.S.-backed rebels. Seems that, during one of the infrequent breaks in the fighting, a Sandinista army patrol surprised a group of guerrillas. With a cease-fire in effect, the two armies marked off an open field and decided to settle their differences by playing baseball.
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August 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Dave Dravecky on Tuesday night fractured his pitching arm, the one on which he had cancer surgery 10 months ago, and probably will be out for the season. The 33-year-old San Francisco Giant pitcher was injured while pitching in his second major league start since a cancerous tumor was removed from his left arm. He fell to the mound in the sixth inning and was taken off the field on a stretcher. He was conscious and holding his arm as he left.
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June 27, 2012 | Dylan Hernandez
The Four Horsemen are preparing to descend. The Dodgers' lead in the National League West is down to one game. Clayton Kershaw was on the mound Tuesday night, but that wasn't enough to prevent the Dodgers from losing for the seventh time in eight games, as they fell, 2-0, to the second-place San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Only a week ago, the Dodgers were ahead of the Giants by 41/2 games. As recently as May 27, their lead was 71/2 games. The Dodgers were shut out in consecutive games against the Giants for the first time since 1987.
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April 13, 2011 | Dylan Hernandez
On more than one occasion, the Dodgers had the San Francisco Giants where they wanted Tuesday night. There was the time they scored three runs against Tim Lincecum in the fourth inning. Chad Billingsley couldn't hold the lead. There was the time they loaded the bases and knocked Lincecum out of the game in the sixth inning. Rod Barajas and Aaron Miles couldn't drive in anyone. There was the time Marcus Thames tied the score with a solo home run in the seventh inning.
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April 1, 2011 | BILL PLASCHKE
It started with the starting lineup, Don Mattingly forgoing the usual manager's trot to home plate, instead running down the third base line to shake hands with all the reserves and club personnel who had been introduced before him. I've never seen that before, have you? It closed with the chilling closer, Jonathan Broxton giving up a liner into the left-field seats but somehow managing to trudge off the mound in possession of both his skin and a save. It feels as though I've never seen that before, either.
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June 30, 2010 | Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from San Francisco — First, a name was absent from the lineup card. Then, there was a clumsy slide into second base. Suddenly, the Dodgers outfield appeared to be in as much turmoil as the team's downtrodden starting rotation and thin bullpen. Matt Kemp was out of the lineup for the third consecutive day and only starting to emerge from Manager Joe Torre's doghouse. Manny Ramirez was listed as day to day and potentially looking at another two weeks on the disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.
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March 31, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Brian Sabean sat alone at the end of the home dugout Friday afternoon, bundled up in a black jacket beneath gray skies and persistent drizzle, watching this year's edition of the San Francisco Giants take batting practice. The Giants could be dreadful this season, perhaps historically so. Sabean, the general manager, cannot put a happy face on this product, and to his credit he does not try.
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December 15, 2007 | Dylan Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
If the Dodgers were portrayed as nonchalant regarding steroids in former Sen. George Mitchell's report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball that was released Thursday, the San Francisco Giants were shown to be downright negligent, dismissing obvious signs of trouble and unwilling to challenge home run king Barry Bonds.
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December 2, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Francisco Giant outfielder Kevin Mitchell was arrested Saturday for allegedly raping a female acquaintance, San Diego County sheriffs said. Mitchell, a 29-year-old Chula Vista resident, was arrested at his home in Chula Vista on charges of forcible rape, rape with a foreign object, false imprisonment and battery. The victim was an acquaintance of Mitchell and went to his house to talk to him after being invited over shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, Chula Vista police said.
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June 7, 1990 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matt Watson, a junior pitcher from Cal State Fullerton, signed a minor-league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, he said Wednesday. The 22-year-old right-hander, drafted in the 14th round, will report Sunday to the Blue Jays' New York Penn League Class A team in St. Catharines, Canada. Watson made four starts and 11 relief appearances for the Titans this year. He had 28 strikeouts and 27 walks in 33 innings and was 1-5 with a 4.91 earned-run average.
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August 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Hank Aaron's team paid tribute to baseball's new home-run king Tuesday night, but Aaron wasn't at Turner Field to congratulate Barry Bonds in person. Before the opener of a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, the Atlanta Braves replayed the videotaped message from Aaron that was shown in San Francisco last week after Bonds hit his 756th homer. Aaron, a senior vice president with the Braves, was not at the game.
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August 9, 2007 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bonds Watch gave way to Campaign 2008 on Wednesday, when baseball's newly crowned home run king declared he intends to play next season because his statistics are "good enough." After hitting the record 756th home run Tuesday, Bonds was back in the lineup Wednesday, his first step toward persuading the San Francisco Giants or any other team to sign him for next season. In his first at-bat, he hit home run No. 757, into McCovey Cove.
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