GIANTS 4, WHITE SOX 3
at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Friday, March 21
White Sox at the plate:
Chicago rallied for three ninth-inning runs. Paul Phillips singled, Jason Bourgeois tripled, Juan Uribe doubled and Alexei Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly.
Giants at the plate:
Fred Lewis lashed two hits, including a triple that ignited San Francisco's two-run first inning. Eugenio Velez's single and Aaron Rowand's wicked groundout generated the runs. Stephen Holm hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth, and pinch-runner Brian Bocock scored the game-winning run on Eliezer Alfonzo's pinch-hit single.
White Sox on the mound:
Gavin Floyd allowed both Giants runs, but walked none in six innings. Scott Linebrink and Ehren Wassermann each contributed a scoreless inning.
Giants on the mound:
Barry Zito, who entered the game with a 14.92 ERA, allowed two hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Keiichi Yabu and Tyler Walker provided scoreless relief before Brian Wilson struggled in the ninth, allowing Chicago's runs.
Cactus League records:
White Sox 9-14-2; Giants 7-17-2
Up next for the White Sox:
The South Siders conclude their Phoenix-area tour by facing the crosstown rival Cubs in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. CT. Javier Vazquez, who has walked two and struck out 16 over 12 innings in three starts, will oppose Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly.
Up next for the Giants:
In their next-to-last Arizona home exhibition game, the Giants will face the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. PT. Matt Cain, who worked six innings in his previous start, will oppose Milwaukee's Claudio Vargas.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.