Tempe, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Indians tonight 7-1 at Scottsdale Stadium. Barry Zito started for the Giants and took the loss, throwing 6.0 innings with 5 strikeouts, while allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 7 hits. Jeremy Affeldt threw 1.0 inning while allowing 1 hit and Dan Runzler pitched a perfect 9th, striking out 1.
The Giants lone run came off a solo home run to left field from Miguel Tejada in the bottom of the 7th inning. Buster Posey finished the game going 1-for-2 with a single and a walk. Brandon Belt went 1-for-1 with a single.
Tomorrow, the Giants travel to Surprise Stadium to take on the Royals. The Giants will send LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-3, 4.76) to the hill to face RHP Vin Mazzaro (0-1, 5.84). First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and can be heard at sfgiants.com.
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.
Glendale, Ariz. – Giants won their second game of the day today 5-3 over rival LA and moved into 1st place in the Cactus League with a record of 7-2. Barry Zito tossed 3.0 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits. Felix Romero earned the victory hurling 2.0-scoreless frames with 2 strikeouts.