SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The work Emmanuel Burriss has done on
his swing appears to be paying off.
Burriss had two of his three singles in a nine-run sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 12-4 Saturday.
Burriss is tied for the major league lead with 22 hits this spring and is making a strong push to win the Giants' starting second base job in a competition with Kevin Frandsen.
Pablo Sandoval and Fred Lewis also had two hits apiece in the sixth inning, when the Giants got 11 hits and sent 14 batters to the plate.
Frandsen had two hits, including a double, and raised his spring average to .315.
San Diego second baseman David Eckstein had three singles, and Kevin Kouzmanoff had two hits.
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