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Offense erupts in Sanchez's stellar start

Offense erupts in Sanchez's stellar start

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GIANTS 11, DIAMONDBACKS 6
at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Friday, March 14

Diamondbacks at the plate: Eric Byrnes collected two hits, including a double, to lift his average to .346. Emilio Bonifacio hit a three-run double and Justin Upton drove in a couple of runs.

Giants at the plate: Bengie Molina had two hits and drove in three runs, while Eugenio Velez hit his first home run among two hits and drove in three runs. Randy Winn added three hits, while Dave Roberts and Rich Aurilia each had two.

Diamondbacks on the mound: It wasn't Brandon Webb's day, as he gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings. He did not walk a batter and recorded three strikeouts. Chad Qualls pitched a scoreless inning.

Giants on the mound: Jonathan Sanchez became the first Giants pitcher to throw five innings this spring, giving up two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out six. Bartolome Fortunato, Tyler Walker and Brian Wilson combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

Cactus League records: Giants 5-11-2; Diamondbacks 6-11-1

Up next for the D-backs: Randy Johnson makes his second start of the spring when the Diamondbacks visit the Angels in Tempe on Saturday. It's a classic matchup between Johnson and Angels starter John Lackey, who is also a little behind this spring.

Up next for the Giants: Left-hander Barry Zito (0-3, 17.18) will attempt to do something about his spring ERA when he makes his fourth start, this one against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. The Mariners counter with Erik Bedard (1-0, 8.00). In a split-squad game against Oakland, Pat Misch (0-1, 3.68) gets the call against Henry Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00)

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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