Roberts muscles up against Padres

Roberts muscles up against Padres

At Scottsdale, Ariz.
Wednesday, March 12

Giants at the plate: Dave Roberts hit a two-run homer in the third and Randy Winn singled and scored from first on Bengie Molina's single in the right-field gap. Winn doubled in a run and Molina singled him home in the fifth.

Padres at the plate: The Padres were loose early on an 80-degree day, as the first four Friars reached safely. Tony Clark singled home one run and Chase Headley hit a three-run, two-out double over the head of Giants center fielder Roberts. Jeff DaVanon walked and scored in both the fourth and sixth innings. Jody Gerut continued his torrid spring by hitting a solo homer in the seventh. Paul McAnulty hit his third homer, a three-run shot, in the eighth.

Giants on the mound: Tim Lincecum had a difficult first inning, allowing four runs on four hits, a walk and hitting a batter. He loaded the bases again in the second but escaped unscathed. He threw 59 pitches and allowed six hits, two walks and four runs in two innings. Keiichi Yabu followed, allowing two hits and one run in three innings. Brad Hennessey was shaky in the eighth, allowing four unearned runs.

Padres on the mound: Chris Young cruised, except for a shaky third in which he allowed three runs, including Roberts' two-run homer. Young allowed four hits, three runs, one walk and recorded four strikeouts while throwing 64 pitches. Enrique Gonzalez struck out one during two perfect innings of relief.

Cactus League records: Padres 8-6; Giants 4-11-1.

Up next for the Giants: The Giants will start Kevin Correia against Jarrod Washburn and the Mariners in Peoria at 1:05 p.m. PT.

Up next for the Padres: The Padres will travel to Mesa to play the Cubs, as Greg Maddux starts against the Cubs' Jason Marquis. Wil Ledezma, Kevin Cameron and Mike Gardner are also scheduled to pitch for the Padres in the 1:05 p.m. PT contest.

Mark Thoma is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.