Gonzalez, Eveland keep pace
Rotation hopefuls each toss three strong frames in victory
DIAMONDBACKS 9, GIANTS 0
at Tucson, Ariz.
Monday, March 5
Giants on the mound: Zito had his second straight good outing of the spring. The left-hander gave up three hits, though one was of the infield variety, and the lone run Arizona scored off him came on a bases-loaded balk. Russ Ortiz did not allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings, but struggled with his control as he walked three, two of which came around to score.D-backs on the mound: Starter Enrique Gonzalez was impressive in his first outing. The right-hander, who is battling for one of the final spots in the rotation, allowed just one hit -- Sweeney's double in the second -- while working three innings. Dana Eveland, also competing for one of the final spots, matched Gonzalez over three innings. Cactus League records: Giants 3-2; D-backs 4-1. Up next: The Giants will play host to the Angels on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. MT, with Matt Cain facing off against Joe Saunders. The D-backs will make their first appearance of the spring in the Phoenix area on Tuesday night when they take on the Padres in Peoria at 7:05 p.m. Brandon Webb will get the start.
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.