Wilson appears ready to return to action

Wilson appears ready to return to action

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said All-Star closer Brian Wilson should be available for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.

"I believe he will be," Bochy said.

Wilson, who had a heating pad on his back Sunday afternoon, has missed the past two games with back spasms. In both games, the Giants could have used Wilson, whose 30 saves are tied for the Major League lead.

On Friday, four San Francisco pitchers gave up three runs in the ninth inning before the Giants escaped with a 6-5 win.

In Saturday's game, Guillermo Mota entered with one out in the eighth and the Giants down, 1-0. After Pat Burrell's go-ahead homer in the bottom of the inning, Mota pitched a perfect ninth.

During Friday's ninth inning, Wilson was visibly itching to get into the game, pacing around the dugout.

"You guys know me by now," Wilson said afterward. "I want to pitch. I'll go out there with a broken leg."