Jarrod Parker will face an easier mound opponent than he did in the postseason for the Oakland Athletics as he gets ready to also put some poor outings in spring training behind him.
Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval is still a possibility for opening day at Dodger Stadium, and he returned to the lineup as designated hitter in a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Tim Lincecum allowed five runs in his final start before the regular season, and the San Francisco Giants lost to the Oakland Athletics 7-3 in the Bay Bridge Series opener Thursday night.
The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s are back from spring training in Arizona and will play some final exhibition games in the Bay Area starting tonight before the regular season starts next week.
Oakland first baseman Nate Freiman, claimed off waivers from Houston on Saturday, hit a two-run double off Jhoulys Chacin to put the A’s ahead 6-5 with two outs in the fifth.
Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday.
Marco Scutaro came up with a rare play, taking an extra base after a walk Tuesday as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-2.
Ryan Vogelsong appears ready for the season to start now after working six strong innings to help lead the Giants to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Jarrod Parker, who had struggled in his two previous starts, gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings.
San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee left-hander Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings in a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie between a Giants split squad and the Brewers on Wednesday.