San Francisco Giants Shut Out Kansas City Royals, 5-0

By Melissa Felkins

Sep 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) hits an RBI single against the New York Mets during the ninth inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals on Friday afternoon. The Royals were shutout, 5-0, while the Giants had plenty of offense, including solo home runs by Hunter Pence and Mark Minicozzi.

Tim Lincecum faced Yordano Ventura. Both pitchers threw 3 innings. Ventura gave up 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Lincecum remained strong, allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs.

Giants pitching today included 3 innings by Lincecum, 1 inning by Brett Bochy (Bruce Bochy‘s son) who put up zero’s, Kameron Loe, who pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 hits, Derek Law, 1 inning, 0 hits, and 2 strikeouts, Erik Cordier, who issued 3 walks, but made it out of the inning without a hit or a run, and finally George Kontos, who finished out the game pitching a perfect 9th.

On the offense side, the Giants came away with 8 hits, including Andrew Susac‘s first hit of spring, and RBI double. Pence and Minicozzi both had solo home runs. Gregor Blanco and Brandon Hicks also had doubles and Joaquin Arias and Tony Abreu both had 1 RBI apiece.

Tim Lincecum got the win. Venture got the loss.

A reminder, Giants starters have went 23 innings this spring, allowing only 1 run.