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Giants hope to rebound vs. Pirates
Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner is trying to become the second 13-game winner in the majors.
San Francisco, CA ( - The San Francisco Giants will try to avoid losing more ground in the NL West when they open a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday at AT&T Park.

The Giants' four-game losing streak has them 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead. The Dodgers just swept the Giants in three games to take over the NL West and recorded a 4-3 win Sunday night.

Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford both knocked in runs during a three-run fifth inning and Jake Peavy was dealt the loss in his San Francisco debut. Acquired in a recent trade from Boston, Peavy was reached for four runs -- three earned -- and six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked two.  Full Story

Five MLB trades that need to happen
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - Is there a team more important at this year's Major League Baseball trade deadline than the Philadelphia Phillies?

Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins.

Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.  Full Story