Lincecum sharp as Giants pound Padres, Latos


Lincecum sharp as Giants pound Padres, Latos

March 11, 2011BOXSCORE GIANTS POSTGAMEVIDEOMLBPAGE MLBSCOREBOARDEditor's Note: Tune into the Giants-Dodgers game on CSN Bay Area at noon, followed by the debut of 'Legends: 2010 San Francisco Giants' at 3 p.m.

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Emmanuel Burris drove in two runs in the first inning with a double, and Travis Ishikawa and Brandon Belt each added run-scoring singles to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.Padres right-hander Mat Latos struggled in the first for the third time this spring, allowing four runs."The first inning, they put the ball in play and found holes," Latos said. "I was throwing strikes, doing what I wanted to do. I bounced a few curves, but I felt alive, felt like I got in a good groove after the first."San Diego reliever Samuel Deduno later gave up a two-run homer to Mike Fontenot in the fifth inning.Tim Lincecum allowed three runs - one earned - in four innings of work for the Giants, who made three errors behind their ace. The lone earned run off Lincecum was a third-inning solo homer by Orlando Hudson.Lincecum threw 62 pitches in his fourth outing of the spring."I hadn't pitched much with men on base, so this was good from that standpoint," Lincecum said. "Other than a first-inning walk, I think I did OK. I threw a lot of sliders for strikes, and worked on reading game situations. And I think I had a good fastball, too."Aaron Rowand and Belt each had two hits for the Giants.Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Padres and Eric Patterson had two. Will Venable and Kevin Frandsen each stole two bases for San Diego.

Report: Giants interview Chili Davis about becoming new hitting coach


Report: Giants interview Chili Davis about becoming new hitting coach

Chili Davis spent the first seven years of his big league career with the Giants where he made two All-Star teams and hit 101 home runs. 

Fast forward 37 years from his debut in 1981, and Davis may now be the one teaching Giants how to hit balls over the wall in 2018. The Giants met with Davis Thursday about becoming the team's new hitting coach, according to The Mercury News

The only problem is, there is no open vacancy on the Giants' coaching staff. 

Current hitting coach Hensley Meulens is a candidate for the Tigers' head coaching vacancy, but reports surfaced Thursday that former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take that role. Meulens could become a candidate to manage another team or take a different spot on the Giants' staff. 

The Giants' offense sputtered in 2017. Overall, the offense ranked 23rd in batting average (.249), 29th in runs scored (639) and last in home runs (128). By comparison, the Pirates were the next worst team at hitting home runs in 2017 and still launched 23 more long balls than the Giants. 

Over his 19-year career, Davis hit 350 home runs. He has spent the last three years as the Red Sox's hitting instructor. 

Inactives: Raiders without two inside linebackers, Bowman suiting up


Inactives: Raiders without two inside linebackers, Bowman suiting up

The Raiders are aiming to snap a four-game losing streak as they take on the first-place Chiefs Thursday night under the lights in Oakland. And they will be thin in the middle of their defense. 

Cory James and Marquel Lee are both inactive, but a well-known new face is ready to go.

Oakland will turn to veteran NaVorro Bowman, along with two undrafted rookies, Woodson Luster and Nicholas Morrow, to man the middle. 

The following players have been ruled out tonight vs. the Chiefs: 

Cornerback Gareon Conley

Quarterback Connor Cook

Linebacker Cory James

Linebacker Marquel Lee

Tackle Marshall Newhouse

Defensive End Jihad Ward

Tackle Jylan Ware