Dan Straily worked four promising innings, Derek Norris and Michael Taylor homered and the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals played to a 9-9 tie in nine innings Friday.
Giants opening-day starter Madison Bumgarner pitched five stellar innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of solo homers, pacing the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 victory over a Colorado Rockies split-squad on Friday.
Jed Lowrie’s bases-loaded double in a four-run fourth inning propelled the Oakland A’s to a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
Ryan Vogelsong tinkered with his mechanics and it seemed to throw him out of whack, so the San Francisco Giants right-hander reverted to his longstanding delivery.
Tim Lincecum pitched 4 1-3 effective innings, and the Giants rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Scott Kazmir silenced the Royals for four innings in his second start of the spring. He has not allowed a run and only three hits over seven innings. He has five strikeouts.
Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and Juan Uribe added a solo shot in the first inning off Oakland’s Jarrod Parker as the Los Angeles Dodgers and A’s played to an 8-all tie Monday.
The right-hander, who will be the Giants’ No. 2 starter behind left-hander Madison Bumgarner during the regular season, threw 59 pitches and struck out seven.
Barry Bonds is wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform once again, now as a hitting coach at spring training.
Madison Bumgarner pitched 4 innings of 1-hit ball Sunday, and a split squad of Giants won 8-0 against a group of the organization’s top prospects.