Madison Bumgarner bounced back after giving up two first-inning home runs, and Aubrey Huff continued to swing a hot bat as the Giants rallied for a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
“He looked like he was just overthrowing there early, but he got back in sync and started locating better,” manager Bruce Bochy said of Bumgarner. “He just got the ball up there early in the game and paid for it.”
Bumgarner gave up a lead-off home run to Chris Young, then gave up another solo shot to Justin Upton two batters later.
But he bounced back to post three scoreless innnings after that. He finished giving up two runs on four hits and two walks in four innings. He struck out six.
Bumgarner might have returned for the fifth inning. But after collecting a single in the top of the fifth, he was replaced by pinch-runner Darren Ford.
Andres Torres followed with an RBI groundout, and then Huff belted a two-run homer to complete a three-run fifth for San Francisco. Huff finished 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run. He’s hitting .351 this spring.
FREDDY SANCHEZ: The second baseman continues to show good pop this spring, going 2 for 4 with his second spring home run.
MIGUEL TEJADA: Tejada went 2 for 4 to lift his spring average to .257.
TRAVIS ISHIKAWA: Ishikawa came off the bench to play left field. He doubled home Emmanuel Burriss ,running for Tejada, with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth.
SERGIO ROMO: The reliever gave up his first spring run when he gave up a game-tying solo home run to Geraldo Parra in the bottom of the eighth.
Tim Lincecum is on the mound as the Giants face the White Sox at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network.