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  • September 29, 2018 8:44 PM PDT

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Mike Foltynewicz Jersey . -- San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is thin and happy. He showed up at the Giants spring camp a few days ago after a winter of rejuvenation in his native Venezuela. He refined his nutritional intake, got in shape and played a little ball in the Venezuelan Winter League. The result is a noticeable weight loss. How much is up for debate -- he would not divulge how much he has dropped when he met with the media. He has been listed at 240. He said reports that the weight loss reached 40 pounds were incorrect. As for what is behind the transformation --he had a similar one between 2010 and 2011 - Sandoval said it doesnt necessarily have anything do to with the fact that his three-year, $17.15 million deal expires after the season. Sandoval said he would be open to discussing an extension before the season begins. General Manager Brian Sabean indicated recently the Giants also might be willing to make something happen. "Im not going to say no. If it happens, it happens," Sandoval said. At 27, he is entering his prime. "Im happy with myself and want to come out and show my talents," he said after hitting .278 with 14 home runs and 79 RBIs in 2013, a year in which he spent some time on the disabled list. "People say I can do a lot better. I just want to show that I have grown up and that I take my job seriously. But I really dont care what other people say." Unless those other people happen to be teammates. Sandoval said he talked to a handful of teammates toward the end of last season about his approach. They included starting pitcher Matt Cain, catcher Buster Posey and outfielder Hunter Pence. "I feel blessed to hear from those guys. When a former MVP (Posey) says something, you listen," Sandoval said. Pence said he did not speak his mind in a critical tone. "I dont think I got on him. I just encouraged him. Hes the one who did all the work," Pence said. "Were just thrilled to see him come in at the weight he has." Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he also talked to Sandoval at the end of the season. "Sometimes its like being a parent," Bochy said. "You tell one of your kids something, and it goes in one ear and out the other. Sometimes it means more coming from a peer. "He knows that he can do many things on the baseball field. He has to be consistent, have discipline every day. It is easier when you were 21-22-23 years old and now you have to put more work into it." NOTES: A portion of the pitchers did some conditioning and threw bullpen sessions on Saturday. Most of the others, including starters Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum and closer Sergio Romo, will take their turns on Sunday. "No radar guns, just working on stuff," Bochy said . . . Posey and the catchers also were able to take a few hacks in the batting cage . . . Pence said most of the players are coming to camp with an edge. "We dont believe what happened last year is who we are," he said . . . the team has announced that beginning this (regular) season, all fans entering AT&T Park will be screened with metal detectors. This complies with Major League Baseballs mandate that all teams begin using metal detectors by the start of the 2015 season. Tyler Flowers Jersey. The 26-year-old Redditch, England, native played three of his past four seasons under Rennie with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. Tom Glavine Jersey . Viewers in the Canadiens region can watch the game on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The game can also be heard on TSN Radio Montreal 690. The Calgary Flames will see if they can take their recent hot streak on the road when they shoot for a sixth consecutive win Monday night in Montreal.AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offence as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss.Brandon Jennings scored 22 points to lead Detroit, which extended its single-season franchise record for consecutive home losses and moved within seven of the NBA record set by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks.Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams had 15 points each, James Johnson scored 12, and Patrick Patterson and Terrence Ross added 11 each for the Raptors.The score was tied at 52 at halftime before Toronto pulled away in the third quarter. Detroit turned the ball over four times in the first 2 minutes, allowing the Raptors to take a six-point lead. The Raptors extended the lead to 15 later in the period before Detroit pulled to 81-70 at the end of the period.Johnsons dunk on Andre Drummond made it 95-75 midway through the fourth and on Torontos next possession, Drummond smashed into Johnson with a forearm and hip smash. That set off a melee that saw Drummond get a flagrant foul and four technicals called. At least one Raptors fan was ejected at the same time after a verbal altercation with the Pistons Josh Smith.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points and Greg Monroe had 17 for the Pistons.The game was played in front of aa pro-Raptors crowd, as Toronto fans took advantage of Detroits meagre attendance. Danny Santana Jersey. Chants of Lets Go Raptors and We The North rang through the arena all night, while Lowry was greeted with M-V-P while shooting free throws.The Pistons dominated most of the first half, leading by as many as 11 points as Toronto missed its first 10 jump shots, but the Raptors put together a run at the end of the second quarter. Lowry missed a floater at the halftime buzzer that would have given Toronto its first lead, leaving the game tied at 52.The teams combined to miss 18 of 22 3-point attempts in the half, leaving most of the points coming at the rim. The Pistons had a 38-32 edge on points in the paint, and only turned the ball over twice.TIP INSRaptors: The game was delayed for several minutes in the third quarter after Landry Fields flipped over Kyle Singler and hit the back of his head on the floor. Fields needed eight stitches to the back of his head, but passed all concussion tests.Pistons: The Pistons have now gone six weeks without a win at the Palace. They are 2-13 at home this season, with the last win coming Nov. 7 against Milwaukee. ... The Pistons lost 13 straight at home bridging the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons.NEXT UPRaptors: Host New York on Sunday.Pistons: At Brooklyn on Sunday. Cheap Orioles Jerseys Cheap Rockies Jerseys Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Cubs JerseysCheap Mets Jerseys Cheap Royals Jerseys Cheap Twins Jerseys Cheap Brewers Jerseys Cheap Indians Jerseys Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Dodgers JerseysCheap Nationals Jerseys Cheap Astros Jerseys Cheap Giants Jerseys ' ' '