Giants have huge rally, win 11-6

Cody Ransom hit his second home run, and Pedro Feliz hit a double and a triple. Brett Tomko pitched 5 2/3 innings, only giving up 5 hits and 2 runs. This game marks the Giants' 8th victory of the spring.

A.J Pierzynski's single gave the Giants an early 1-0 lead in the first, but Vladimir Gurrero blasted his third homer of the spring in the bottom of the frame off Brett Tomko to tie it up.

Pedro Feliz tripled off Angels starter Bartolo Colon in the second and came home on Tony Torcato's sac fly to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.

Brett Tomko kept the score 2-1 with four consecutive scoreless frames, but in the sixth, Guerrero cracked a double off the glove of Dustan Mohr, and scored on Troy Glaus' single for a 2-2 tie.

Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the seventh as David Eckstein singled in pinch-runner Adam Riggs, and added three more runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Alfredo Alfredo Amezaga and Wil Nieves, plus a wild pitch to push the lead to four runs.

The Giants were behind 6-2 entering the ninth, but they would leave the inning ahead 11-6. Consecutive singles by Adam Shabala, Cody Ransom, Todd Linden and Mohr plus a wild pitch by losing hurler Scott Dunn (0-1) accounted for three runs, then Trey Lunsford drove in the game-winner. Jason Ellison followed with an RBI single, and Ransom delivered his second round-tripper of the spring in his second at-bat of the frame.

Game Notes: Brett Tomko did not give up a single walk in 5 2/3 innings of pitching. Chad Zerbe only allowed one walk and no hits in 1 1/3 innings. Pedro Feliz went 2-5 with a double and a triple. The Giants are now 8-15-2 in their spring contests. Jim Brower did not strike anyone out in the two innings he pitched, and gave up four runs on six hits. Jason Schmidt will not be ready for opening day. Dustin Hermanson is in the rotation.

Jesse Radin writes for and has been a Giants follower since 1996. The Blind Observer is Jesse's column covering all things baseball, though mainly about the Giants. Questions or comments can be sent to

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