• San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan (16) is greeted by teammate Gorkys Hernandez after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Joel De La Cruz during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

    Samardzija overcomes shaky start, Giants beat Braves 7-0

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija had a simple game plan against the Atlanta Braves that helped him earn a much-needed win and moved the slumping-but-still-surviving San Francisco Giants closer to first place in the NL West.

  • Oakland Athletics' Bruce Maxwell watches his two-run double off Cleveland Indians' Mike Clevinger during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Davis hits 33rd home run in A’s 9-1 win over Indians

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Ryan Dull in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A’s 1-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night.

  • New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Syndergaard outduels Samardzija in Mets’ 2-0 win over Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With 38 games left and three teams standing between the Mets and the second NL wild card, manager Terry Collins is convinced his ballclub can still make a serious push for the playoffs.

  • San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets 8-1

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto didn’t see much significance in facing the New York Mets for the first time since Game 2 of last year’s World Series.