Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Bumgarner pitches 5 scoreless innings for Giants

photo - San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) + caption
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitches to a Colorado Rockies batter during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
The Associated Press Updated: March 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants opening-day starter Madison Bumgarner pitched five stellar innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of solo homers, pacing the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 victory over a Colorado Rockies split-squad on Friday.

Bumgarner, a left-hander, gave up two hits, walked one and struck out four. He is manager Bruce Bochy's choice to start at Arizona in the regular-season opener on March 31.

Pence hit his second and third home runs of the spring, both off left-hander Christian Friedrich. Friedrich will start the season in the minor leagues.

Giants lefty setup man Jeremy Affeldt continued his road back from hamstring issues with a scoreless seventh inning.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.

Register

Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.

Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement