Quiroz homers in Giants' rough split-squad game

Quiroz homers in Giants' rough split-squad game

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs defeated the Giants in a 10-5 split-squad slugfest Sunday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick that featured plenty of early offense, including Mark Trumbo's second homer of the spring.

The third-inning blast, on a 3-1 pitch from Giants lefty Ty Blach that Trumbo climbed the ladder to reach, gave the D-backs a one-run advantage after San Francisco did its damage off Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez, who was making his Cactus League debut.

It turned out to be a regrettable one for the rookie, as San Francisco tagged him for four runs on five hits in the top of the third as they climbed back from a 3-0 deficit.

Blanco's RBI triple

Lopez gave up a homer to Guillermo Quiroz in the first at-bat of the inning, then after recording an out, he surrendered hits to three of the next four batters before second baseman Brandon Drury saved another run and ended the inning with a diving stop on a grounder.

The D-backs scored in each of the first two innings, with A.J. Pollock singling to lead off the game and scoring in the first. Drury hit a two-run homer, his first of the spring, in the second after catcher Peter O'Brien singled. Yasmany Tomas' RBI triple highlighted a five-run fifth that also included Drury's RBI single and a two-run double by Danny Worth.

Not to be lost in the shuffle were two good innings from D-backs right-hander Daniel Hudson, who gave up just one hit while striking out one in two innings. Blach went three innings, allowing five runs on five hits.

"It was good to get back out there," said Hudson, who was starting a game for the first time since 2012 and appearing in his first Spring Training game since that same year. "It's been awhile since I've been on that mound. It was good to get back out there and get the first one under my belt and progress from there. Hopefully I'll feel good tomorrow and get everything done between now and the next one."

At Scottsdale Stadium, another squad of Giants fell to the D-backs, 12-2.

Giants Up Next: It doesn't mean as much as it does in the regular season, but there should be a little more buzz in the air in Scottsdale on Monday when the Dodgers visit. Moreover, Giants right-hander Matt Cain will test his valuable arm against another team for the first time since he underwent season-ending elbow surgery last August. Catcher Buster Posey and center fielder Angel Pagan, who have done little more than take batting practice Saturday, are likely to be in action.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.