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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A packed house of 10,900 got to see a former AL Cy Young Award winner and a three-time NL All-Star closer in action Sunday in the San Francisco Giants' 7-5 spring training win over the Seattle Mariners.
Dark-bearded closer Brian Wilson got a standing ovation from Giants fans at their spring training home as he jogged to the mound to start the fourth inning. Wilson, who said he noticed the cheering, allowed a hit but finished his nine-pitch day with a strikeout-throwout double play.
"The way my brain works is, if there's not a lot of adrenaline pumping then I don't feel normal," Wilson said. "In situations like pitching in a live game, whether it's nerves or what not, I always feel calm because it just feels normal to me to be out on the mound. It's just where I live.
Wilson pitched last season with a tender right elbow.
"I know it's still going to be on people's mind, it's just one inning. We'll see how the next nine go and then opening day, All-Star break, playoffs," he said.
The Mariners featured 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez making his second spring training start. He allowed two runs on four hits in four innings and threw 53 pitches, striking out three.
Both runs against him came in the third.
"Good command, I was throwing a lot of strikes," Hernandez said. "The third inning, some little mistakes but it happens. Up a little bit."
Hernandez said he hopes to throw 80 pitches in his next start as he gears up for the Mariners' opening day of the regular season in Japan on March 28.
"He's right on target," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said.
Wilson's catcher was 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey, who played in his second spring training game after his left leg was wrecked in a home plate collision last May. Posey went 0 for 2 at the plate, but both he and Wilson were glad to be working together again.
Posey ran to first base and also made a couple of throws down to second base.
"It's nice just to kind of have some different situations," Posey said. "As much as I went them (innings) to be 1-2-3, I think for my own sake it's good to have a little bit longer innings and to test it a little bit."
Posey said throwing felt normal, and he expects to play four innings again Tuesday. His goal is to be ready for opening day.
"Good day for him to go four innings, he looks like he's over the hump," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Hector Sanchez hit two homers and drove in three runs for the Giants, and Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco had two hits each.
Trayvon Robinson had three hits, including a home run for Seattle. Center fielder Michael Saunders had two hits as he continues his goal of opening the season at that spot with injured Franklin Gutierrez out until sometime in May.
NOTES: Giants ace Tim Lincecum, who has struggled in his first two spring training starts, is scheduled for his third start Monday against Kansas City. Lincecum has allowed six earned runs on 11 hits in four innings of work this spring... P Ryan Vogelsong is expected to get three starts before spring training ends, Bochy said. Vogelsong is coming back from a lower back injury.
|Dustin Ackley, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||2||.353|
|Gabriel Noriega, 2B||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Luis Rodriguez, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.150|
|Bradley Miller, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Kyle Seager, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.300|
|Ramon Morla, 3B||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||.000|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.357|
|Jharmidy De Jesus, 1B||2||0||1||0||0||1||1||.167|
|Carlos Peguero, RF||4||0||1||0||0||2||0||.348|
|Vinnie Catricala, DH||4||1||2||0||0||2||3||.333|
|Michael Saunders, CF||3||1||2||1||0||0||0||.389|
|Guillermo Pimentel, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.000|
|John Jaso, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||2||.091|
|Guillermo Quiroz, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.200|
|Trayvon Robinson, LF||4||2||3||2||0||0||2||.500|
|2B - Vinnie Catricala (1, Surkamp), Trayvon Robinson (1, Hensley)|
|HR - Trayvon Robinson (1, Otero)|
|RBI - Michael Saunders (3), Trayvon Robinson 2 (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Michael Saunders (3), Trayvon Robinson (1)|
|SB - Michael Saunders (1, 2nd base off Surkamp/Posey)|
|CS - Carlos Peguero (2, 2nd base by Wilson/Posey)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Miller-Noriega-De Jesus|
|Felix Hernandez (L,1-1)||4||4||2||2||0||3||0||2.57|
|Pitches-Strikes - Felix Hernandez 22-22, Tom Wilhelmsen 8-5, Oliver Perez 9-7, Steve Delabar 13-5, Shawn Kelley 10-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Felix Hernandez 8-1, Tom Wilhelmsen 1-1, Steve Delabar 1-1, Shawn Kelley 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Felix Hernandez 16, Tom Wilhelmsen 5, Oliver Perez 5, Steve Delabar 5, Shawn Kelley 4|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||3||1||0||1||0||1||1||.227|
|Juan Perez, LF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.600|
|Melky Cabrera, LF||3||0||2||2||0||0||0||.542|
|Gary Brown, PR-CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.100|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||.238|
|Joaquin Arias, 2B-SS||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.231|
|Buster Posey, C||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Chris Stewart, C||2||1||1||0||0||0||2||.308|
|Aubrey Huff, DH||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.316|
|a- Hector Sanchez, PH-DH||2||2||2||3||0||0||0||.500|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.333|
|Chris Dominguez, 1B||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Ryan Theriot, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.235|
|Nick Noonan, 2B-3B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.250|
|Gregor Blanco, RF||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.474|
|Roger Kieschnick, RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Emmanuel Burriss, 2B-3B||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Joe Panik, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.600|
|a-homered for Huff in the 6th|
|2B - Chris Stewart (3, Perez)|
|HR - Hector Sanchez 2 (3, Perez, Kelley)|
|SF - Pablo Sandoval (1)|
|RBI - Angel Pagan (3), Melky Cabrera 2 (9), Pablo Sandoval (5), Hector Sanchez 3 (8)|
|SB - Juan Perez (1, 2nd base off Delabar/Quiroz), Gregor Blanco (5, 2nd base off Wilhelmsen/Jaso), Emmanuel Burriss (1, 2nd base off Wilhelmsen/Jaso)|
|CS - Gary Brown (2, 2nd base by Wilhelmsen/Jaso)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Posey-Burriss|
|PB - Chris Stewart (2)|
|E - Joaquin Arias (2, Throwing), Emmanuel Burriss (2, Throwing), Chris Stewart (1, Throwing)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Eric Surkamp (W,1-1)||3||3||1||1||0||3||0||6.14|
|Brian Wilson (H,1)||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Javier Lopez (H,2)||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Jeremy Affeldt (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.25|
|Clay Hensley (H,2)||1||2||2||1||1||0||0||4.50|
|Jake Dunning (H,2)||1||1||1||0||1||2||0||4.50|
|Dan Otero (S,2)||1||1||1||1||0||2||1||3.00|
|WP - Dan Otero (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Eric Surkamp 19-18, Brian Wilson 5-5, Javier Lopez 5-5, Jeremy Affeldt 5-5, Clay Hensley 10-6, Jake Dunning 13-9, Dan Otero 9-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Eric Surkamp 5-1, Brian Wilson 1-0, Javier Lopez 3-0, Clay Hensley 3-0, Jake Dunning 1-1, Dan Otero 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Eric Surkamp 12, Brian Wilson 3, Javier Lopez 5, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Clay Hensley 6, Jake Dunning 6, Dan Otero 5|
|Attendance - 10900|
|Game Time - 2:43|
|Temperature - 71|
|Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Paul Schrieber|