Stratton aims to minimize HRs in Wrigley debut
The enigmatic Chris Stratton doesn't need to reverse his fortunes -- the Giants are 7-3 in his starts -- but he will strive to improve his performance, having recorded an 8.59 ERA in his last five outings. Opponents have hit six homers and batted .358 off Stratton in that span. Stratton, who has never faced the Cubs, will duel Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana in a 4:15 p.m. PT matchup today at Wrigley Field.

Williamson off DL, promptly nails runner at home
The Giants activated Mac Williamson from the disabled list Friday and immediately installed him in left field for the series opener against the Cubs. Williamson hadn't played for the Giants since April 24, when he sustained a concussion in a collision with the left-field wall.

After 6 strong IP, free passes doom Holland, SF
Performing as if he wants to remain a Giant for the entire season, Derek Holland subdued the Cubs for six innings before faltering slightly in the seventh inning. That little lapse was enough to ignite the Cubs' four-run surge in the seventh inning that propelled them to a 6-2 victory over the Giants, who lost their third game in a row.

Slater a prospect to watch in NL West
Every team in the National League West has at least one prospect knocking on the door, players who could shape the race in their own ways if given the opportunity. Here's a look at one prospect to watch for each club.

Photos from Willie Mays' 1951 Giants debut
Photos from Willie Mays' 1951 debut with the Giants


Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.