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Sandbrink gets the save

Giants stretch drive runs through Sunday

Stanford product Danny Sandbrink earned his first professional save Wednesday in the host Arizona League Giants' 7-4 victory over the AZL Cubs at Scottsdale Stadium.

Sandbrink struck out three in two scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in helping Demondre Arnold earn his first professional victory.

Sandbrink (0-0, 4.05) has appeared in four games, and has seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. The righthander turned 22 two days before making his professional debut on June 25.

Menlo School grad Ryan Cavan, meanwhile, is batting .264 with six home runs and 56 RBI in 679 games for the San Jose Giants this season.

In San Francisco, the Giants kicked off their annual Junior Giants Stretch Drive on Thursday. Created in honor of Giants' great Willie McCovey, the drive helps fund the Junior Giants baseball program in local, underserved communities, including East Palo Alto.

In addition to accepting donations at AT&T Park's Willie Mays Plaza through Sunday, the drive is selling collectable Willie McCovey bobbleheads for a $44 donation.

For information, visit the Junior Giants.org website.

Also on Thursday, Giants closer Brian Wilson donated new baseball gloves to more than 1,000 kids from the Giants Community Fund's Junior Giants baseball program at AT&T Park. The event was followed by a question-and-answer session and tickets to the Giants/Padres game.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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