- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 21, 2009

PHOENIX (AP) - Travis Ishikawa doesn’t want San Francisco Giants fans to get too excited about his power production this spring.

Ishikawa’s two homers and a rare triple play by the Giants helped them beat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 in a split-squad game Saturday.

Ishikawa hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, San Francisco’s only run against Trevor Cahill. In the sixth, his three-run shot to center against Michael Wuertz gave the Giants a 4-3 lead.

Ishikawa is batting .313 this spring and his five homers lead the team. The first baseman has heard for years that he needs to hit for more power because he plays a corner infield spot, and he acknowledged that pressure caused him to mess with his swing for a few years in the minors.



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