Giants Top A's, Fall To Seattle

The Giants enjoyed a win on their home field in Scottsdale against Oakland. However, their other squad in Peoria wasn't as successful against the Mariners.

One squad of Giants were playing against the Seattle Mariners. Ryan Jensen went to the mound against the veteran ace, Jamie Moyer, of the Mariners.

After an error by Willie Bloomquist and a roundtripper by Michael Tucker, Moyer retired seven of the next eight batters, and ten of the last twelve he faced.

Ichiro Suzuki led off the first inning with a double. Jensen gave up a walk to Bret Boone, and designated hitter, Edgar Martinez, jacked a hot potato to left-center field, putting the Mariners on top.

Seattle continued to tag Jensen in the third inning, as Dave Hansen and Bloomquist both hit run-scoring singles. The Mariners had five singles in the inning.

In the eighth, Nathan Schierholtz hit a two-run jack for the Giants off Shigetoshi Hasegawa, but it proved to be useless as the Giants fell to their fifteenth loss of this Spring.

In the game against Tim Hudson and the Oakland A's, A.J. Pierzynski pinned an outstanding performance, being a double short of hitting for the cycle. Pierzynski led off the second inning with a roundtripper, singled in the fourth, and hit an RBI triple in the sixth.

Rookie Jason Ellison brought home two runs. Neifi Perez collected two hits and an RBI, and Marquis Grissom also knocked in a run.

For the A's, Bobby Kielty hit a two-run shot, and Eric Karros had a solo homer as Brian Cooper got the win for the Giants, handing Hudson the loss.

Notes: Matt Herges allowed his first hit of the Spring in the game against Oakland, but has yet to allow a run in his eight innings of Spring Training work... Reliever Scott Eyre was injured when he pitched the eighth inning against the A's. After delivering a pitch, Eyre slipped in a hole on the mound, and left the field in pain. It is still uncertain of what Eyre's injury is, and he is scheduled to get an MRI exam on Saturday... Barry Bonds will be presented with "The Muhammad Ali Sports Legend Award" by the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation.



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