Wednesday's crowd at AT&T Park was smaller than Monday night's near sell out, but they enjoyed a beautiful day on the banks of the McCovey Cove.
The game was a low-scoring affair, with the A's holding a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the ninth.
That's when the Giants rallied with two runs. Mark DeRosa was the hero. The fans walked away reenergized that baseball is back.
Thursday, the Giants officially begin their title defense against the dreaded Dodgers in Los Angeles. The game will be on national television and first pitch is 5 p.m. (ESPN)
The team will start the season without closer Brian Wilson who was officially placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Wilson won't be eligible to come off the DL until April 6. Cody Ross is also on the DL with a strained calf.