SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Giants closer Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in his spring debut and San Francisco nicked Felix Hernandez while beating the Seattle Mariners 7-5 Sunday.
Wilson, who pitched last year with a tender right elbow, jogged in from the bullpen for the fourth inning to a standing ovation from Giants fans. He threw just nine pitches, allowing a hit and finishing with a strikeout-caught stealing double play.
Wilson threw to catcher Buster Posey, who played four innings for his longest action of the spring to date.
Hernandez pitched four innings. He gave up an RBI single to Melky Cabrera and a sacrifice fly by Pablo Sandoval.
Hector Sanchez homered twice for the Giants. Seattle’s Trayvon Robinson had three hits, including a home run.