Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Dodgers 6-3 today snapping their 3-game winning streak. Jeff Suppan started for the Giants and tossed 4.0 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. Ryan Vogelsong threw 3.0 innings with 3 Ks while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits to suffer the defeat. Javier Lopez pitched a scoreless 8th and Guillermo Mota gave up a pair of solo home runs in the 9th.
The Giants plated 2 runs in the 5th inning after centerfielder Matt Kemp lost a pop-up in the sun off the bat of Mike Fontenot, scoring a pair of runs. Fontenot finished the game going 1-for-4 with double and 2 RBI. Aaron Rowand and Travis Ishikawa both went 1-for-4 with a single and run scored. Ryan Rohlinger finished his day by going 2-for-3 with single, triple and RBI.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Kansas City Royals at Scottsdale Stadium. SF will send LHP Barry Zito (1-0, 2.79) to the hill to face LHP Bruce Chen (1-0, 3.38) of the Royals. Game time is at 1:05 p.m. and can be heard on KNBR 680.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants came back in the bottom of the 9th inning with a walk-off single to beat the Dodgers 8-7 in front of a sell-out crowd of 12,081 at Scottsdale Stadium. SF was down 7-6 in the 9th before Thomas Neal on a Roman Colon wild-pitch that tied the game at 7 apiece. Ehire Adrianza came into the game as a pinch runner, stole second and later scored after Gary Brown’s game-winning RBI single.
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.