{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Posey's slam plenty of support for Bumgarner

Left-hander in dominant form, extends scoreless run to 17 innings this spring

|
Posey's slam plenty of support for Bumgarner play video for Posey's slam plenty of support for Bumgarner

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Buster Posey drilled a grand slam and Madison Bumgarner tossed seven shutout innings on Thursday night, leading the Giants to an 11-3 victory over the Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Bumgarner, who entered the game with 10 scoreless innings this spring, allowed five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. The left-hander will be the Giants' starting pitcher on Opening Day.

San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner, named the team's starter for the season opener earlier in the day, allowed eight runs -- four earned -- on nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. He threw 94 pitches, 63 for strikes.

Cashner entered Thursday's game not having allowed a run this spring in nine innings.

"I just didn't really make a good adjustment with getting my fastball down," Cashner said. "I threw some good changeups today, but the sinker was not to be found today. I thought I took a step forward with my sliders and my changeups."

Leading 2-0, the Giants got five runs in the second inning with Posey's slam to right field being the big blow of the inning.

Posey had two hits and teammate Hunter Pence added three hits.

San Diego third baseman Chase Headley went 0-for-2 in his first Cactus League game. Headley suffered a strained right calf during an infield drill on Feb. 22. He had seven at-bats in two Minor League games on Wednesday, collecting three hits.

The Padres did all their scoring in the ninth against left-hander Javier Lopez, highlighted by Kyle Blanks' two-run homer and triples from Jace Peterson and Alexi Amarista.

Up next: Left fielder Michael Morse, having apparently nursed his right calf back to health, hopes to play Friday as the Giants oppose the Oakland A's. Morse experienced an eventful afternoon in the Cactus League opener against Oakland, as A's right fielder Josh Reddick twice robbed him of home runs. This game could be an audition of sorts for the long-relief role, as Yusmeiro Petit and David Huff, two candidates for that job, are expected to pitch. Watch the action on MLB.TV live at 6:35 p.m. PT.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español