SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Omar Vizquel homered and singled for
his first hits in a San Francisco uniform, and the Giants turned a
three-run first inning into a 10-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on
The Giants jumped on left-hander Jimmy Anderson for five singles
and three runs in the first inning while showcasing their regular
lineup with the exception of Tony Torcato and Pedro Feliz, who each
contributed to the rally.
Vizquel and Torcato started it with one-out singles, staged a
double steal and scored on Feliz's two-run single. Edgardo Alfonzo
singled with two outs and Marquis Grissom's run-scoring single made
The Cubs scored off starter Kirk Rueter in the second on Todd
Hollandsworth's leadoff triple and Jeromy Burnitz's sacrifice fly.
The Giants answered in the third on Alfonzo's RBI single to make it
Vizquel's home run was the key as the Giants scored a pair of
unearned runs in the fourth. Nomar Garciaparra's throwing error on
Mike Matheny's grounder opened the inning, pitcher Matt Cain
sacrificed and Ray Durham hit a sacrifice fly before Vizquel
Deivi Cruz homered for the Giants in the sixth, and they added
three runs in the eighth with Julio Ramirez and Yamid Haad opening
the inning with back-to-back doubles and Donaldo Mendez adding a
Rookie Lance Niekro, Vizquel, Alfonzo, Feliz and Grissom each
had two hits in the Giants' 17-hit attack. The Cubs were limited to
four hits by seven Giants pitchers, with rookie Matt Cain and
Rueter each working two one-hit innings.