There was only 1 hit in the first 3 innings. Fred Lewis got that hit. The 2nd hit of the game came in the top of the 4th inning. J Guzman hit a double and scored on a 2 out double by John Bowker. Bowker then scored on a 2 out single by Juan Uribe. Uribe getting his 5th RBI of the spring with that hit.
The Rangers answered right back in the bottom of the 4th by scoring 1 run on 3 hits, and leaving 2 men on base. Top of the 5th Downs hits a double and then Holm’s followed that with a single. Giants then had runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs. Mendoza then struck out Velez and got Frandsen to foul out. Mendoza then struck out Lewis to get out of the inning without allowing a run. Rangers did take the lead in the bottom of the 5th.
Buster Posey hit a RBI double in the top of the 7th to cut the Rangers lead to 4-3. Posey did come in to score on an error, so the Giants added 2 runs on 2 hits to tie the game at 4-4. The Giants scored 1 run on 3 hits and an error in the top of the 8th inning. Downs hit an RBI single scoring Bowker. Andruw Jones pinch hit in the bottom of the 8th and hit a double. He’s getting a lot of playing time for the Rangers right now. They are giving him a chance to try to make the team as a non roster invite. Jones is batting .308 so far this spring. The Giants did add another run in the 9th inning. Giving them a 6-4 lead going into the bottom of the 9th.
The final totals of the game. Giants scored 6 runs on 12 hits and 2 errors. The Rangers scored 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 errors.
There was four Giants players to have a multi hit game. Jesus Guzman went 2-4 and scoring 1 run. John Bowker went 2-3 getting an 1 RBI and scoring 2 runs. Juan Uribe also went 2-3 and did get 1 RBI. Downs also got 2 hits. He went 2-4 with 1 RBI.
Today in Baseball History
1941 – The Dodgers announce their players will begin to wear helmets when batting. The use of the safety headgear will not become mandatory in the National League until 1954 and the AL will follow suit four years later.
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