Tommy Milone had a successful rookie season, and then started off spring training with five scoreless innings in two starts. Still, he’s treating camp as if he needs to earn a spot in the Athletics’ rotation.
Madison Bumgarner pitched four-hit ball for four innings and struck out four in the Giants’ 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Tyson Ross gave up two hits and struck out three in three innings, and Yonder Alonso hit one of the San Diego Padres’ three homers in a 10-0 romp over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Nick Swisher and Jason Giambi hit back-to-back homers off Heath Hembree, powering the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer for the Giants, who lost their second straight. Brandon Belt also homered.
Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three.
Bartolo Colon did not fare so well for Oakland, allowing five runs on seven hits and throwing 48 pitches in two innings.
John Jaso had a bases-loaded triple, Brandon Moss had two hits and an RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-5 on Monday.
Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs on four hits in his third spring start for the Giants. Vogelsong made his last appearance before he joins Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.
KCBS sports anchor Steve Bitker suggested the NFL would be better served by playing preseason games in cities that don’t have NFL teams.