Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants defeated the Royals 3-1 today powered by three solo home runs from Cody Ross, Buster Posey and Aubrey Huff. Barry Zito earned the win for the Giants, tossing 6.0 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 4 walks. Ramon Ramirez, Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo combined to throw 2.0-scoreless innings. Santiago Casilla earned the save, tossing a perfect 9th with a pair of strikeouts.
The Giants scored all 3 of their runs today off of solo home runs from Ross (2nd inning), Posey (4th) and Huff (6th). All three players finished the game going 1-for-3.
Tomorrow, the Giants have a pair of split-squad games. First, they will host the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium as LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.60) will face off against RHP Brandon McCarthy. Game time is 1:05 and can be heard on KNBR 680. In the second game, the Giants will travel to HoHoKam Park to take on the Cubs. The Giants will have RHP Shane Loux (1-0, 1.93) on the hill and he will opose RHP Randy Wells (1-1, 1.29). Game time is at 1:05.