The Arizona Diamondbacks open their 2011 exhibition schedule Friday afternoon against the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale, AZ.
Veteran left-hander, Joe Saunders is expected to make the start against 2-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm at Scottsdale Stadium.
On Saturday, the Diamondbacks host the Colorado Rockies in the inaugural game for both teams at their new spring home Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. It is the first MLB spring training facility built on Native American land in the nation.
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