The San Francisco Giants have been looking for offense for the past few seasons, and a pair of youngsters flexed their muscle on Sunday as the Giants took out the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 11-1 in front of a record crowd at Salt River Fields.
Brett Pill, Hector Sanchez and Mike Fontenot combined for nine hits and six RBIs against Arizona as both teams had a tough time getting into the groove of the game after a 41 minute delay in the top of the second inning when a large swarm of bees showed up on the field.
The delay cost Ian Kennedy, the D-backs starter Sunday and scheduled Opening Day starter, a chance to finish the second inning as he departed after throwing only 29 pitches, as did Giants starter Brian Burres who threw only one inning.
San Francisco scored four runs in the third with RBIs from Pill and Fontenot, taking the early 5-0.One inning later, the Giants scored a run a Pill sacrifice fly, then two more in the fifth and sixth innings to take a commanding 10-0 lead, never looking back.
As for the other squad, they finished in a 1-1 tie with the Milwaukee Brewers, with Brandon Crawford earning the lone Giants RBI, continuing his hot start at the plate finishing 2-3 with two singles.
The Giants will play their first of seven Cactus League game under the lights Monday night as the Brewers come to Scottsdale Stadium for a 6:35 p.m. PT game. Matt Cain will be making his Cactus League debut.
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