Ishikawa, Bumgarner help Giants beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Travis Ishikawa hit his first home run of the spring and Madison Bumgarner improved on his first two spring outings, allowing one earned run in the San Francisco Giants' 7-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Comedian Will Ferrell appeared in the game in the bottom of the ninth for both teams as part of the 10-team spree through the Phoenix area. For the White Sox, he struck out against Jean Machi after fouling off a 2-2 fastball. He wwitched to the Giants, put on the catcher's gear and signaled for four intentional balls against Chicago non-roster player Joey DeMichele before San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy removed Ferrell from the game.

Ishikawa, whose home run won the National League pennant against the St. Louis Cardinals last October, connected on the first pitch against Erik Johnson in the fifth inning. The blast, which landed well up on the berm in right-center field, scored Buster Posey. Ishikawa walked three times and scored three runs.

Bumgarner gave up three hits in the first and two runs, one earned, but retired the last six Chicago batters he faced. He came out after 2 2-3 innings with no walks and three strikeouts. In his first two spring starts, the World Series MVP was shelled for six runs in 3 2-3 innings.

Alexei Ramirez drove in three runs for Chicago, including a two-run single off Bumgarner. David Robertson, in his second spring appearance for the White Sox, gave up three hits and two runs with a walk and a hit batsman.

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