Collmenter crisp, Drury powers offense vs. Giants

Starter fans three in four scoreless innings; third baseman drives in three

Collmenter crisp, Drury powers offense vs. Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brandon Drury homered and lined a two-run double while Josh Collmenter yielded two hits in four innings Tuesday to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Giants, 10-0, in a Cactus League exhibition.

This shaped up as a preview of these teams' April 6 regular-season opener, right down to the probable starting pitchers. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner pitched two innings before retreating to the bullpen to hike his pitch count to approximately 60. Giants manager Bruce Bochy denied that he "hid" Bumgarner to prevent D-backs hitters from becoming too familiar with him.

"We wanted to tweak some stuff with him," Bochy said.

"We kept the same intensity" in the bullpen, Bumgarner said. He added that he "felt pretty close" to being ready for the regular season: "I was pretty happy with everything today."

Collmenter maintained command during his stint, walking none and striking out three. The only hits he allowed were third-inning singles by Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki. Collmenter had the option of appearing in a Minor League game to get the work he needed. But he wanted to face as much big league competition as possible.

"I wanted to throw against those guys to maybe try a couple of things," Collmenter said of throwing pitches in counts he might not normally throw them in. "Just to try and get some reactions from the hitters."

Drury christened the second inning off Bumgarner with his third homer of the spring, off an inside fastball.

"He kept his hands in and put a swing on it," Bumgarner said of Drury, who doubled home Mark Trumbo and Cody Ross one inning later but left the game in the seventh after getting hit by a pitch.

Chris Owings' RBI single highlighted Arizona's two-run uprising in the fourth inning. Arizona pitcher Allen Webster added a bases-loaded double and Blake Lalli lined a two-run triple in the seventh.

D-backs Up Next: Jake Lamb will get his first look this spring at first base Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. MST when the D-backs take on the Rockies at Salt River Fields. Lamb is trying to beat out Yasmany Tomas at third base and if he were to make the team he could also serve as Paul Goldschmidt's backup at first. Jeremy Hellickson will start for the D-backs and be followed by Cuban free-agent signee Yoan Lopez.

Chris Haft is a reporter for Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.