GRIZZLIES 4, GIANTS 3
at Fresno, Calif.
Wednesday, March 26
Giants at the plate:
Bengie Molina put the Giants on the board with an RBI single in the top half of the first. Later, Fred Lewis had a two-run double in the sixth to put the Giants ahead, but the Grizzlies rallied to win in front of 14,084 at Chukchansi Park.
Grizzlies at the plate: Shortstop Ivan Ochoa's double in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winner. Ochoa (2-for-4) and Nate Schierholtz (2-for-4) contributed to the Grizzlies' eight-hit attack.
Giants on the mound: In his final tune-up for his Opening Day start, lefty Barry Zito gave up a pair of runs in the first but settled in to pitch 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits. He took the loss.
Grizzlies on the mound:
Starter Patrick Misch didn't allow an earned run over five innings of work, but it was Billy Sadler who got the victory with a scoreless seventh, walking only one.
The Giants head home for a meeting with the Seattle Mariners at 7:15 p.m. PT on Thursday at AT&T Park, with Matt Cain (2-2, 4.64) on the mound against right-hander R.A. Dickey. After that, the Giants host the opener of the three-game weekend Bay Bridge Series, starting Friday at 7:15 p.m. at AT&T Park.