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Giants Go 1-1 In Saturday's Split Squad Spring Training Games

The San Francisco Giants played a pair of Spring Training games on Saturday, sending a split squad against the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels.

In their game against the Brewers, the Giants did exceptionally well, winning 13-3 on the strength of 16 hits and a strong start by Barry Zito. Zito threw three innings, giving up just one hit and no walks while recording a strikeout. He is now 2-0 in March with a 3.60 ERA Justin Fitzgerald gave up all three runs to the Brewers in 0.2 innings in the fourth inning. On the offensive side, it was a doubles fest, as Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt, Melky Cabrera, Ryan Theriot, Chris Dominguez, Brandon Crawford and Nick Noonan all hit two-baggers. Crawford also had a triple. Tommy Joseph hit the only Giants home run of the game.

Against the Angels, the Giants did not fare quite as well, suffering a 9-5 loss. They fell behind 3-0 early but Eli Whiteside hit a two-RBI double to tie it as part of a three-run fourth inning. The Giants would take a brief 4-3 lead before the Angels went ahead again. Aubrey Huff hit a leadoff home run to once again tie it 5-5 in the top of the sixth inning, but the Angels tacked on another three runs in the bottom of the frame and never looked back.

The Giants are now 6-3 in the Cactus League. In the first baseman positional battle, Huff is now hitting .294 with 2 HR and 2 RBI in 17 at-bats, with an OPS of 1.015. Brandon Belt is hitting .381 in 21 ABs with 2 HR, 2 RBI and 1.197 OPS. Brett Pill is hitting .292 in 24 at-bats, with 1 HR, 5 RBI and an .891 OPS.

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