A's bid farewell to spring as Giants take Bay Bridge Series

Pomeranz allows 2 runs, fans 3 over 5 innings

A's bid farewell to spring as Giants take Bay Bridge Series

OAKLAND -- Giants right-hander Tim Hudson fired five scoreless innings in his final tuneup against his former A's team, allowing four hits in a 2-1 win at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

Another member of "The Big Three" also made an appearance. Lefty Barry Zito, who once helped form the trio of former A's aces with Hudson and Mark Mulder, pitched a scoreless sixth inning in his return to Oakland. It marked his first time pitching in green and gold at the Coliseum since 2006.

"That was kind of cool," Hudson said. "All we needed was Mulder to go down to the bullpen, warm up and come in after him. That would have been the topper."

Outfielder Justin Maxwell doubled and brought home a run in the fourth for the Giants, who also scored on a Drew Pomeranz balk in the inning.

Pomeranz made it through five innings in his final spring start, allowing two runs and five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He'll make his regular-season debut on Friday against the visiting Mariners.

Pomeranz whiffs Belt in the 4th

Brett Lawrie got the A's on the board in the sixth with a sacrifice fly off Yusmeiro Petit.

Next for A's: Sonny Gray and the A's welcome the Rangers to the Coliseum on Monday for Opening Night, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT. Following the four-game series, the Mariners will come to town for three games.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.