Giants fall to Rangers

Some may say Jerome Williams was shaky, and others may say it's because Barry Bonds was scratched from the lineup minutes before game time. It's most likely a mix of the two that resulted in the Giants' third loss in a row.

Giants' starter, Jerome Williams, looked very shaky in his second outing this Spring as he surrendered four runs in two innings.

For the Rangers, it was David Dellucci's day. He knocked in three runs as he went to distance for a two-run shot, plus an RBI single. Layne Nix also hit a roundtripper in the fourth to give the Rangers five runs.

It was a good outing for Texas starter, Joaquin Benoit, who only gave up two runs on a J.T. Snow jack in the first, and an RBI single by Marquis Grissom in the third inning.

Texas padded their lead in the sixth as Giant reliever, Jason Christiansen, hit Hank Blalock with a pitch. Blalock came around to score on Dellucci's hit.

Notes: Giant slugger, Barry Bonds, had to sit this game out because he experienced a sore back during batting practice prior to the game. It's nothing major and the Giants' training staff assured reporters that Bonds will be ready to play by Friday at the latest... Jeffrey Hammonds, injured in yesterday's game by a pitch, will be out for 4-6 weeks... Edgardo Alfonzo still has a sore forearm, but is expected to return on Friday.

March 10, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas Rangers 2 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8 11 1
San Francisco Giants 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

WP Joaquin Benoit(2-0), LP Jerome Williams (0-2)



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