The Giants’ offensive struggles at home the previous two nights may very well have been related adjusting to night baseball. Because on Saturday afternoon in Oakland, the Giants broke out for 10 runs and 12 hits in a 10-6 win over the A’s.
John Bowker, Eugenio Velez and Pablo Sandoval each belted two-run home runs and Nate Schierholtz went 3 for 5 with two doubles.
Jonathan Sanchez threw four innings of one-hit ball. Jeremy Affeldt, Brandon Medders and Dan Runzler followed with scoreless innings, giving up just one hit between them.
The A’s tallied five runs in the ninth. Alex Hinshaw, who will open the season at Triple-A, gave up four runs on no hits, believe it or not. He walked three hit and hit one. Felix Romero came in with the bases loaded and allowed all three runs to score.
The Giants will complete their exhibition schedule with 12:05 p.m. game Sunday at home against the Mariners. Todd Wellemeyer will start for the Giants.