It was a beautiful night for baseball at AT&T Park Monday evening as the San Francisco Giants returned home from Arizona to meet the Oakland A's in the first of three exhibition meetings of the Bay Bridge Series. Madison Bumgarner's lone mistake looked like it might cost the Black and Orange, but thanks to a big night from Melky Cabrera the Giants earned the 4-2 victory in their last stretch of Spring Training.
Bumgarner lasted only four innings, allowing both runs on a two run blast by Eric Sogard in the third. Madison finished with only four hits, three walks, and an impressive seven K's in his shortened outing. Santiago Cassila (W 2-1) would get the win for his perfect seventh inning of work.
Melky Cabrera continued to impress this Spring, finishing the game 3-4 including a solo shot to left field and an RBI single as part of the Giants three-run fourth. Angel Pagan earned an RBI with a groundout to short, while Emmanuel Burris plated Ryan Theriot after a throwing error on his sacrifice bunt. Brandon Belt went 2-3 with a double, while Pablo Sandoval finished 1-4.
The Giants bullpen certainly did it's job, retiring the final 17 A's hitters in order, including Brian Wilson striking out the side in the ninth for the save, his first of the spring. Yoenis Cespedes went 1-2 with a double and a walk for Oakland.
The Giants now head to the O.Co for their second helping of this series, with moneyman Matt Cain (3-0 1.74 ERA) taking on Tyson Ross (2-0. 0.90 ERA) for the A's. First pitch is set for 7:35 p.m. PT.
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