Swarm of bees delays Giants-Diamondbacks game

Associated Press Modified: March 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm •  Published: March 4, 2012
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Once the game resumed Hector Sanchez smacked the first pitch from Diamondbacks reliever Barry Enright for an RBI single to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. San Francisco blew the game open in the fourth inning when the first four batters all singled and scored.

Ryan Theriot, Sanchez and Brett Pill each had three hits for San Francisco in a 21-hit barrage. Sanchez also had three RBIs and Pill two.

"I thought we swung the bats well yesterday, and today the two guys at the top of the order, (Pagan and Melkey Cabrera) showed us we are a little more athletic," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. "Really though out the lineup guys swung the bat well today. All of them did. It was a very nice ballgame."

NOTES: This is the second day in a row the Giants were involved in a strange incident. Saturday, at the Giants facility the club had to evacuate because of a gas leak. "Let's see, yesterday gas, today bees," Bochy said. "What's next? Tomorrow night is a night game, so bats?" ... A crowd of 12,568 attended the game setting a new Salt River Field record. . Giants reliever Dan Runzler will miss three to four weeks with a strained lat muscle in his right shoulder. An MRI showed no structural damage. However, the 26-year-old will travel to Florida and meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday for a second opinion. ... The Diamondbacks are still being cautious with reliever J.J. Putz. The veteran closer, who is not expected to see game action until Friday, threw an extended bullpen session Saturday, about 40 pitches. He will participate in another bullpen session before he plays. . Diamondbacks infielder Ryan Ryal will take a few days off to rest his ailing right groin. Ryal was taken out of Saturday's game against the Giants in the fourth inning. Ryal had an RBI double in two at-bats before leaving the game.