Guzman wallops homer in Giants' loss
Martinez touched for four runs in two innings vs. A's
A'S 4, GIANTS 2
at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, March 5
Giants at the plate: San Francisco entered the game with a .290 batting average, second-highest among National League clubs in the Cactus League, but mustered six hits, ending its stretch of three consecutive games with double-digit hit totals. Jesus Guzman homered for the second time in two days, sustaining the Giants' streak of homering at least once in each game.
A's at the plate: Oakland amassed four runs on five hits in the first two innings. Mark Ellis got the A's going with a first-inning RBI single before Corey Wimberly's two-run single and Matt Holliday's RBI double fueled a three-run second.Giants on the mound: Starter Joe Martinez retired Jason Giambi twice but had trouble with the other A's in his two innings. Jack Taschner, Osiris Matos, Brian Wilson, Francis Beltran, Justin Miller and Luis Perdomo blanked Oakland thereafter. A's on the mound: After pitching two perfect innings against Cleveland in his Cactus League debut, Trevor Cahill picked up where he left off by limiting the Giants to one hit in three innings while walking one and striking out three. Jared Lansford, Chris Schroder, Jeff Gray, Andrew Bailey and Andrew Carnigan contributed shutout relief. Cactus League records: Giants 4-5; A's 3-4-1 Up next: Tim Lincecum will make his third Cactus League start Friday for the Giants against the Los Angeles Angels in Tempe, Ariz. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has allowed just one hit in four innings so far. He'll oppose Angels right-hander Dustin Moseley. Brandon Medders, Ramon Ortiz, Pat Misch, Ronald Ray and Merkin Valdez will be available to relieve Lincecum. Oakland will send right-hander Edgar Gonzalez to face Seattle and left-hander Jarrod Washburn in Phoenix.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.