Fred Lewis and Buster Posey hit back-to-back home runs as part of a five-run eighth inning as the Giants beat the Chicago White in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The game started after a 59-minute rain delay.
The game continued an early trend this spring for Giants hitters. The Giants couldn’t muster much against White Sox starting pitcher John Denks, who gave up two hits while striking out four in three innings of work. And the Giants hitters fattened up on the Sox bullpen.
Since the spring training opener, the Giants have totaled five runs in the first three innings of six spring training games. And four of those runs came in the second inning against the Rockies’ Jeff Francis, who is trying to rebound after missing all of last season because of an injury.
Inside the box score
Aaron Rowand had a double and a strikeout in three at-bats. He’s batting .455 this spring.
Buster Posey started at catcher and played the entire game, going 2 for 4 with a home run.
Andres Torres did not help his case in a battle for a roster spot. He was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
Mark DeRosa made his spring training debut, lashing a sharp single in his first at-bat. He was 1 for 2.
Matt Cain put in another solid outing, giving up one run in three innings.
Brian Wilson pitched two scoreless innings, with two strikeouts.
Sergio Romo struck out the side in the ninth.
Jonathan Sanchez will start as the Giants travel to Mesa to play the Chicago Cubs.