The Cincinnati Reds pounded the San Francisco Giants for the second straight game with a 9-3 win Tuesday in the opener of a traditional doubleheader.
Brett Pill hit a three-run homer in the fourth off Kevin Slowey. The shot far over the left-field fence sent a group of fans scrambling in the sunbaked sand outside Goodyear Ballpark for a Cactus League souvenir.
A long shot to claim a spot, Eric Surkamp threw four effective innings as the Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.
Carlos Beltran, Cody Ross and Pablo Sandoval homered in a rare show of power at AT&T Park, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Monday night.
Brett Pill hit a two-run homer in his first big league at-bat, Eric Surkamp earned his first major league win and the San Francisco Giants had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz tested his broken right foot and is still too sore to play. He went without a walking boot Friday for the first time this week and did some early sprint work.