Giants Continue Winning Role in Scottsdale
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Campbell-Pool/Getty Images)
Updated at 3:30 PM PDT on Thursday, Mar 10, 2011
Madison Bumgarner struck out six in four scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants hit three quick home runs off Bronson Arroyo in a 7-0 win Thursday over the Cincinnati Reds.
Bumgarner retired the first 10 Reds before Brandon Phillips singled in the fourth. That was the only hit allowed by Bumgarner, who walked none.
Andres Torres, Freddy Sanchez and Cody Ross homered against Arroyo in a four-run third inning.
Edinson Volquez, the Reds' opening-day starter, made his first spring appearance after clearing up a visa problems in the Dominican Republic. Set to go three innings, he reached his pitch count after 2 1-3 innings.
Edgar Renteria, the World Series MVP last year with San Francisco, played for Cincinnati. Giants fans gave him a standing ovation and chanted ``MVP!''
Published at 3:16 PM PDT on Mar 10, 2011
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