• Giants flip: Cueto starts Saturday, Samardzija on Sunday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Cueto was set to start for San Francisco against the New York Yankees on Saturday and Jeff Samardzija in the series finale, which Giants manager Bruce Bochy said was his plan all long.

    Updated: 1:00 pm

  • In this Tuesday, June 26, 2007, file photo, Elliot Schrage, left, Google vice president for global communications & public affairs, listens, as Google Earth & Maps Director John Hanke smiles while listening to remarks from Dr. Jane Goodall during a video teleconference with Goodall from London at Google Earth's offices in New York. Hanke now runs Niantic Labs and is the man behind "Pokemon Go." (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    How ‘Pokemon Go’ went from prank to phenomenon

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The origin of “Pokemon Go” is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.

  • In this June 9, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws during an NFL football practice in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    49ers have quarterback competition with Kaepernick, Gabbert

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season’s benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. Blaine Gabbert insists he is prepared to keep the San Francisco job going into this season.

  • Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez, left, is doused by Xander Bogaerts, right, after defeating the San Francisco Giants 11-7 at Fenway Park, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Boston. Ramirez hit three home runs in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Cain knocked out early in 1st start back; Giants fall to Sox

    BOSTON (AP) — Giants starter Matt Cain said he felt fine.

  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain delivers during first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Homer-happy Hanley (3) powers Boston to 11-7 win over Giants

    BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez told his Red Sox teammates in the dugout that he wasn’t going to swing for the fences in his final at-bat.

  • San Francisco Giants watch play during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Boston. The Red Sox shutout the Giants 4-0. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston shuts out Giants 4-0

    BOSTON (AP) — Jake Peavy showed he hasn’t lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

  • Fans applaud as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) rounds the bases on a three-run, home run during fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco 4-0

    BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer and Rick Porcello remained unbeaten at home as the Boston Red Sox beat the struggling San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Tuesday night.

  • Correction: San Francisco-Foam Ban story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 9 about a comprehensive ban on foam products in San Francisco, The Associated Press reported erroneously the nature and timing of bans in other cities. Los Angeles has a ban on foam food containers only in government buildings. And Portland, Oregon, approved a ban on such products in restaurants in1989, not following a similar prohibition in San Francisco in 2006.

  • San Francisco Giants' Conor Gillaspie high-fives teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Cueto ready to get out of San Diego after another loss

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Johnny Cueto is ready to get out of San Diego.

  • San Diego Padres starter Edwin Jackson throws against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Jackson takes no-no into 7th, Padres win 5-3 to sweep Giants

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 7,582 games since 1969, the San Diego Padres still don’t have a no-hitter.