ATHLETICS 12, GIANTS 5
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a long home run in the first inning as the spring struggles continued for Tim Lincecum, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 12-5 Saturday.
In Lincecum's fourth start, the two-time NL Cy Young winner gave up five earned runs and six hits while throwing 80 pitches in three-plus innings.
Lincecum walked three and struck out five, raising his spring ERA to 10.97.
Brandon Belt hit his seventh home run this spring for the Giants.
Middle infielder Eric Sogard, making a bid for an Opening Day roster spot, had three hits for the A's, including a home run. He is 21 for 39 (.538).
RANGERS 6, REDS 2
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Yu Darvish gave up homers to Joey Votto and Todd Frazier but showed no problems with a stiff neck that forced him to be scratched from his previous start, and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Saturday.
Darvish gave up three hits in five innings, includ...