Spring training: Giants 8, Mariners 4

Kevin Pucetas continued to make a strong case for a spot in the Giants rotation, while outfielder Andres Torres kept swinging a hot bat in the Giants’ split-squad win over the Seattle Mariners, 8-4.

Pucetas retired all nine hitters he faced to keep his spring ERA at 0.00. It’s a far cry from last spring, when he had an 8.04 ERA in 15-plus innings. This spring, he’s allowed just three hits in seven innings.
Torres, who got off to a slow spring start, had another strong game, going 2 for 4 with a triple, home run, three runs, two RBI and a walk. He’s hitting .318 for the spring, just a few games after sitting around the .200 mark.
Inside the box score
Fred Lewis, who is battling for an outfield spot on the roster with Torres, also got some good production, going 2 for 4 with a walk and run scored.
John Bowker was 1 for 4 with two RBI.
Edgar Renteria was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored
Up next
Jonathan Sanchez takes his 0.00 spring ERA into a 1:05 p.m. PDT game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

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