Giants 2, Indians 2 (10)
Buster Posey hit his first home run of the spring—his first since April 24, 2011 actually—and the Giants rallied to a 2-2 tie with the Cleveland Indians this afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium. [box score]
Posey, who was the Giants’ designated hitter, followed in the footsteps of catchers Hector Sanchez and Tommy Joseph, who also hit homers this spring while DHing. Posey took Indians reliever Tony Sipp the opposite way in the sixth inning with two outs. It was Posey’s first hit of the 2012 Cactus League season.
Brian Wilson pitched a perfect fifth inning and struck out a batter.
The game was called after 10 innings, because, well, that’s the way they do it in spring training.
|Top Giants hitter: Posey (1-for-4, HR, RBI)
Top Giants pitcher: Hensley (1 IP, 2 K)
Key moment of the game: Posey’s solo blast in the 6th inning.
Barry Zito (2-0, 3.60) will make his third start of the season as the Giants (8-4-2) visit the Seattle Mariners (10-3) tomorrow night at Peoria Sports Complex at 7:05 p.m. (PT). Erasmo Ramirez (1-0, 0.00) will take the hill for the M’s. The game can be seen in Seattle on the ROOT network and heard via web stream at MLB.com’s online Media Center.
NOTES: Emmanuel Burriss (.385) went 1-for-3 and stole his third base of the spring. The versatile switch hitter, who is battling for an Opening Day job, played second base, third base and shortstop today … San Francisco leads all teams with 18 stolen bases … The Giants collected just five hits in the game … Melky Cabrera went 0-for-3 and is now hitless in his last seven at bats. He’s still batting .433 in Cactus League play, though.