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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is no fan of the twist, a minor flaw in his windup that eventually got worse before it started getting better.

Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie Monday.

Paul Konerko had two hits for the White Sox, who played to a tie for the second straight day. Hector Santiago allowed three runs on five hits in his two innings.

Bumgarner walked one, struck out one and allowed two hits in an outing he deemed the first step to continued adjustments.

"I didn't plan it," Bumgarner said of his motion. "I just started twisting around until I looked like Hideo Nomo."

Giants catcher Buster Posey said it was never that bad, and it could lead to other positive adjustments.

"It looked like he was not twisting as much," said the reigning NL MVP. "The goal with that is for consistency to both sides of the plate. I thought he looked good today. I've caught him when he's had a good move to first. Maybe with less of a twist he might get that old move back. He's pretty deceptive to runners when he's right."

Bumgarner noticed he was turning too much toward the end of last season and began to work on it then. By the time he made his World Series start, a two-hitter over seven innings in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers, he was on the way to recovery.

"It helped being able to contribute," Bumgarner said. "I knew I still had a lot of work to do. I just gradually got off. There were a few other small things I worked on and it will take a while before it feels just right."

He didn't know what to expect until he was back on the mound facing big league hitters in a real game situation.

"I need to control the running game a little more," Bumgarner said. "Last year I was so slow to the plate Buster didn't have much of a chance to throw anybody out."

Santiago, who was impressive during four starts in September and October, said he's not taking anything for granted.

"I came to spring training fighting for a job," Santiago said. "I'm like everybody else here. Nothing is guaranteed to me."

Even should there be no room in the starting rotation, Santiago feels comfortable in whatever role he will be assigned.

"I'm pretty wide," he said. "I can adjust to anything."

He entered the game just wanting to throw strikes and get ahead of hitters. He walked one and struck out one.

"I threw all my pitches and it felt like I threw everything where I wanted," said Santiago, who was 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in four starts last year.

Joaquin Arias, Brett Pill and Cole Gillespie each drove in two runs as the Giants took a 9-0 lead after three innings.

The White Sox got two back in the sixth and tied the game with a seven-run eighth, highlighted by Seth Loman's three-run homer.

NOTES: Chicago RHP Nestor Molina makes the start at the Rangers on Tuesday. He appeared briefly with Triple-A Charlotte, starting one game. ... The Giants send RHP Tim Lincecum, with his new haircut, to the mound at the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The Giants had a triple (Hunter Pence), double (Gillespie) and single (Andres Torres) in the second inning. ... Giants RHP Brett Bochy, the son of manager Bruce Bochy, got a blown save after giving up five runs in 2/3 innings in the eighth. He also allowed two inherited runners to score. ... White Sox LHP Donnie Veal slipped while catching a popped bunt and was in pain afterward. He was removed from the game and walked off under his own power.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

C. Gillespie
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Chicago

S. Loman
AB 2
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alejandro De Aza, CF3000000 .200
    Blake Tekotte, CF1101101 .000
Brent Morel, 3B3010000 .333
    Josh Bell, 3B2112011 .500
Jeff Keppinger, DH3010001 .333
   a- Seth Loman, PH-DH2123000 .500
Paul Konerko, 1B3020001 .500
    Andy Wilkins, PR-1B1100102 .250
Dayan Viciedo, LF2000002 .250
    Stefan Gartrell, PR-LF2110011 .333
Alexei Ramirez, SS3000002 .200
    Steve Tolleson, SS2100002 .250
Jared Mitchell, RF2012110 .400
    Keenyn Walker, RF2110010 .200
Tyler Flowers, C1000101 .333
    Josh Phegley, C2111011 .500
    Mike Blanke, C1000000 .000
Carlos Sanchez, 2B3010011 .200
    Tyler Saladino, 2B1100110 .000
Totals39912957  
a-singled for Keppinger in the 7th
Batting
2B - Josh Bell (1, Bochy), Josh Phegley (1, Castillo)
3B - Jared Mitchell (1, Heston)
HR - Seth Loman (2, Bochy)
RBI - Blake Tekotte (1), Josh Bell 2 (2), Seth Loman 3 (5), Jared Mitchell 2 (2), Josh Phegley (1)
2-OUT RBI - Jared Mitchell 2 (2)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Tolleson-Saladino-Wilkins
E - Josh Bell (1, Misplayed grounder), Carlos Sanchez (1, Throwing), Steve Tolleson (1, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hector Santiago 2533010 13.50
Andre Rienzo0355200 0.00
Donnie Veal 1211010 9.00
Matt Lindstrom 1000020 0.00
Jesse Crain 1100020 0.00
Addison Reed 1000010 0.00
Nate Jones 1000000 0.00
Leyson Septimo 1.1100110 0.00
Ryan Kussmaul 0.2000000 0.00
WP - Andre Rienzo (1), Addison Reed (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Hector Santiago 13-13, Andre Rienzo 11-3, Donnie Veal 7-7, Matt Lindstrom 7-7, Jesse Crain 8-8, Addison Reed 7-6, Nate Jones 3-3, Leyson Septimo 12-8, Ryan Kussmaul 1-1
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hector Santiago 2-3, Donnie Veal 1-1, Matt Lindstrom 1-0, Addison Reed 3-0, Nate Jones 2-1, Leyson Septimo 1-3, Ryan Kussmaul 1-0
Batters Faced - Hector Santiago 11, Andre Rienzo 5, Donnie Veal 5, Matt Lindstrom 3, Jesse Crain 4, Addison Reed 4, Nate Jones 3, Leyson Septimo 7, Ryan Kussmaul 1
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4011022 .333
    Gary Brown, CF1000010 .250
Marco Scutaro, 2B3021001 .400
    Brock Bond, 2B2000000 .000
Pablo Sandoval, 3B3110002 .500
    Nick Noonan, 3B2000001 .000
Buster Posey, C1100101 .000
    Jackson Williams, C2000021 .250
    Johnny Monell, C00001001.000
Hunter Pence, RF2210110 .250
    Francisco Peguero, RF2010001 .600
Joaquin Arias, SS2112000 .250
    Ehire Adrianza, SS3000002 .000
Brett Pill, 1B3112010 .167
    Angel Villalona, 1B2000001 .200
Cole Gillespie, LF3222010 .600
    Juan Perez, LF1000000 .000
Andres Torres, DH11110001.000
   a- Hector Sanchez, PH-DH2010001 .500
   b- Andrew Susac, PH-DH1000000 .000
Totals40912938  
a-lined out for Torres in the 3rd
b-popped out for H. Sanchez in the 8th
Batting
2B - Pablo Sandoval (2, Rienzo), Brett Pill (1, Rienzo), Cole Gillespie 2 (2, Santiago, Veal)
3B - Hunter Pence (1, Santiago)
RBI - Angel Pagan (1), Marco Scutaro (1), Joaquin Arias 2 (2), Brett Pill 2 (2), Cole Gillespie 2 (2), Andres Torres (1)
2-OUT RBI - Angel Pagan (1), Marco Scutaro (1), Andres Torres (1)
Team LOB - 7
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Madison Bumgarner 2200110 0.00
Dan Otero (H,1) 1100000 0.00
Sergio Romo (H,2) 1000100 0.00
Michael Kickham (H,1) 1000010 0.00
Chris Heston (H,1) 1222010 18.00
Jake Dunning (H,1) 1200010 0.00
Fabio Castillo (H,1) 0.1355200135.00
Brett Bochy 0.2222111 27.00
Shane Loux 1000020 0.00
HBP - Viciedo (by Chris Heston)
Pitches-Strikes - Madison Bumgarner 14-10, Dan Otero 4-4, Sergio Romo 7-3, Michael Kickham 5-5, Chris Heston 8-7, Jake Dunning 7-7, Fabio Castillo 12-4, Brett Bochy 11-6, Shane Loux 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Madison Bumgarner 3-2, Dan Otero 3-0, Sergio Romo 1-2, Michael Kickham 1-1, Chris Heston 1-1, Fabio Castillo 1-0, Brett Bochy 1-0, Shane Loux 1-0
Batters Faced - Madison Bumgarner 9, Dan Otero 4, Sergio Romo 4, Michael Kickham 3, Chris Heston 6, Jake Dunning 5, Fabio Castillo 6, Brett Bochy 5, Shane Loux 3
Game Information
Attendance - 6275
Game Time - 3:20
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Seth Buckminster, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott