Schwarber returns to left; Giants rally for win

Schwarber returns to left; Giants rally for win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jae-gyun Hwang lined a three-run homer in the sixth inning Saturday to seal the Giants' 8-6 Cactus League triumph Saturday over a split squad of Cubs.

The Giants broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning as Orlando Calixte singled, advanced to second base on Tim Federowicz's walk and scored on Austin Slater's opposite-field single to right. Up came Hwang, a non-roster invitee who hit 27 homers last year in Korea. Hwang, who struck out in both of his plate appearances in Friday's spring opener against Cincinnati, also found the opposite field, clearing the wall in right with his drive off Jim Henderson.

Javier Baez paced Chicago's offense early in the game, singling and scoring on Jeimer Candelario's first-inning triple before doubling home a fifth-inning run.

Candelario's RBI triple

Kyle Schwarber, making his first appearance in left field since tearing two ligaments in his left knee during the third game of the 2016 regular season, played four innings and twice grounded out to second base.

Trailing, 3-0, the Giants began their comeback with three fifth-inning runs. Justin Ruggiano propelled the resurgence by launching an RBI double and scoring.

Tomlinson's RBI single

Cubs up next: It'll be Game 8 on Sunday when the Cubs and Indians meet for the first time since the World Series. First pitch at Sloan Park will be 2:05 p.m. CT. Jake Buchanan, one of the pitchers the Cubs may need as insurance during the regular season, will start.

Giants up next: Rookie right-hander Tyler Beede, a long-shot contender for the fifth starter's spot, is scheduled to appear in relief against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear at 12:05 p.m. PT on Sunday. Left-hander Matt Moore, who's assured of a berth in the rotation, gets the start.

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Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.