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    Arizona «4

    Diamondbacks 4, Giants 3

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks got a good look at three of their top prospects on Tuesday and they had to like what they saw.

    Patrick Corbin pitched four scoreless innings and A.J. Pollock homered in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

    Trevor Bauer, drafted No. 3 overall last year out of UCLA, got the start and struggled through three innings. Still, he had been holding opponents to a .208 batting average this spring coming in.

    "I have had four outings now and this is probably the worst," Bauer said. "I think I did a pretty good job of disrupting their timing. There is not a whole lot to be displeased with other than being behind in the count."

    Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks off Barry Zito.

    Zito threw 83 pitches in five innings, his longest outing of the spring. He allowed three runs and seven hits while walking four and striking out three.

    "I felt better as I got going," Zito said. "My timing was off a little bit the first couple of innings. My command got a lot better the last two innings."

    Bauer allowed two runs and six hits while striking out two, but Corbin was particularly impressive. The 22-year-old lefty yielded only one hit while fanning six and walking two. He has a 0.84 ERA this spring.

    With Josh Collmenter struggling this spring with a 14.14 ERA, Corbin could get a shot at the fifth spot in the rotation. He was acquired from the Angels in the July 2010 trade for All-Star pitcher Dan Haren.

    "He threw great and has been throwing the ball better and better," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "Works very quickly, he is very aggressive, he pounds the zone and is very athletic. We like seeing all those things. We would like to see him build on what he has accomplished this year. We see him as a guy that is less talked about in having an impact on us but I think he could have a huge impact on our season."

    Pollock, a first-round draft pick in 2009, won it in the ninth with his homer off Wilmin Rodriguez. Sam Demel pitched a perfect inning for the victory.

    Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford each had a hit and an RBI for the Giants.

    NOTES: Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy allowed one run and three hits in a minor league game against the Giants. He walked two and struck out five. ... Gibson has recently been giving some of his players time off this spring. "They grind pretty hard and it gives them an opportunity to relax for a day and spend some time with their family," he said. ... The Giants have stolen a major league-high 26 bases this spring. Gregor Blanco swiped two bags in the game and leads the majors with nine steals.

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Angel Pagan, CF4000031 .243
        Joaquin Arias, 3B1000000 .208
    Melky Cabrera, LF4120010 .410
        Justin Christian, RF0000000 .240
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B4010001 .231
        Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
        Heath Hembree, P0000000 .000
        Wilmin Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
    Buster Posey, C2011000 .231
        Eli Whiteside, C1000010 .250
    Aubrey Huff, 1B3010003 .290
        Shane Loux, P0000000 .000
        Brandon Belt, LF1000010 .359
    Gregor Blanco, RF-CF3110103 .436
    Ryan Theriot, 2B2110101 .219
        Mike Fontenot, 2B1000011 .316
    Brandon Crawford, SS3011013 .321
        Emmanuel Burriss, SS1000000 .438
    Barry Zito, P0001000 .000
       a- Brett Pill, PH-1B2000022 .268
    Totals32383210  
    a-struck out for Zito in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Ryan Theriot (2, Saito)
    SF - Buster Posey (1)
    SH - Barry Zito 2 (2)
    RBI - Buster Posey (2), Brandon Crawford (9), Barry Zito (1)
    SB - Gregor Blanco 2 (9, 2nd base off Bauer/Montero, 2nd base off Corbin/Tatum)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Theriot-Crawford-Huff, Zito-Theriot-Huff
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Barry Zito 5733431 4.50
    Shane Loux 1000010 2.70
    Jeremy Affeldt 1000000 1.29
    Heath Hembree 1000000 1.50
    Wilmin Rodriguez (L,0-1) 0.1111001 2.08
    Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 43-27, Shane Loux 5-5, Jeremy Affeldt 3-3, Heath Hembree 3-3, Wilmin Rodriguez 6-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 5-5, Shane Loux 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 3-0, Wilmin Rodriguez 1-0
    Batters Faced - Barry Zito 24, Shane Loux 3, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Heath Hembree 3, Wilmin Rodriguez 2
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Willie Bloomquist, SS2111010 .216
        Adam Eaton, RF1000000 .250
    Gerardo Parra, CF3112000 .333
       a- Keon Broxton, PH-CF1000000 .000
    Justin Upton, RF2000110 .276
        John McDonald, SS1000000 .200
    Jason Kubel, LF2010101 .242
        Matt Davidson, 3B1000000 .286
    Paul Goldschmidt, 1B1010200 .265
        Lyle Overbay, 1B1000000 .208
    Miguel Montero, C3020012 .231
        Daniel Kaczrowski, 2B1000000 .000
    Ryan Roberts, 2B3000003 .216
        Craig Tatum, C1000000 .091
    Cody Ransom, 3B3110000 .240
        A.J. Pollock, LF1111000 .346
    Trevor Bauer, P0000000 .000
        Takashi Saito, P0000000 .000
       b- Geoff Blum, PH1000000 .182
        Patrick Corbin, P1000010 .000
        Sam Demel, P0000000 .000
    Totals2948444  
    a-grounded out for Parra in the 7th
    b-flied out for Saito in the 4th
    Batting
    2B - Paul Goldschmidt (3, Zito), Cody Ransom (3, Zito)
    HR - Gerardo Parra (2, Zito), A.J. Pollock (1, Rodriguez)
    SF - Willie Bloomquist (1)
    SH - Trevor Bauer (1)
    RBI - Willie Bloomquist (2), Gerardo Parra 2 (5), A.J. Pollock (2)
    Team LOB - 6
    Arizona Diamondbacks
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Trevor Bauer 3622020 3.60
    Takashi Saito (BS,1) 1111010 5.40
    Patrick Corbin 4100260 0.84
    Sam Demel (W,1-0) 1000010 3.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Bauer 20-19, Takashi Saito 6-6, Patrick Corbin 33-25, Sam Demel 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Bauer 3-4, Takashi Saito 2-0, Patrick Corbin 3-3
    Batters Faced - Trevor Bauer 15, Takashi Saito 4, Patrick Corbin 15, Sam Demel 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 12575
    Game Time - 2:48
    Temperature - 59
    Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Brian Knight