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San Francisco at Cincinnati

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    San Francisco «6
    Cincinnati4

    Giants 6, Reds 4

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain pitched against minor leaguers on Monday with few problems. He treated the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday the same way.

    Cain pitched five scoreless innings to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Reds 6-4 in a split-squad game for both teams.

    Cain allowed four hits and no walks. He struck out five.

    He pitched five scoreless innings on the off day Monday in a minor league game.

    "Everything is going good. I'm just getting my pitch count up," Cain said. "I'm very excited about the group of guys that are going to play together. I don't have too much to work on. You can always work on your location but sometimes the more you think about it the worse it gets. Sometimes you have to find that rhythm and let it go."

    Gregor Blanco and Justin Christian homered for San Francisco. Nate Schierholtz had two hits and Brandon Belt had four hits for the Giants.

    Minor leaguer Danny Dorn hit a three-run homer off Andrew Kown for Cincinnati.

    Homer Bailey allowed four runs in 3 1-3 innings for Cincinnati. He is competing with Aroldis Chapman for the fifth spot in the Reds' rotation. Chapman pitched five scoreless innings against a San Diego Padres split squad.

    Bailey was inconsistent with his fastball. Whoever is left out of the rotation could end up in the Cincinnati bullpen, since the Reds lost closer Ryan Madson for the season with a torn ligament in his elbow.

    "I don't know man," said Dusty Baker when asked if Bailey could be moved to the bullpen. "Those are questions we're trying to figure out."

    Bailey has mixed good and bad outings over his last four starts. He had a scoreless three-inning start on March 9, allowed six runs on March 14. He pitched four shutout innings on March 19.

    Saturday another down performance.

    "A lot of things were working sometimes and sometimes they weren't," Bailey said. "I haven't looked at it yet, I was falling behind hitters."

    NOTES: Zack Cozart singled to extend his hitting streak to seven games. ... Mike Leake pitched six innings in a simulated game on Saturday. ... Brandon Belt had three hits for the Giants, including his fifth double, to raise his average to .380.

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Gregor Blanco, CF5112014 .373
    Emmanuel Burriss, SS3000100 .410
       a- Skyler Stromsmoe, PH-SS1110000 .500
    Brandon Belt, 1B4031110 .380
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B4000003 .200
        James Simmons, RF1000011 .000
    Nate Schierholtz, RF3120101 .250
        Wilmin Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
        Johnny Monell, C1000011 .000
    Eli Whiteside, C3110012 .240
        Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
       b- Wendell Fairley, PH1000001 .000
        Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
    Justin Christian, LF4121012 .242
    Nick Noonan, 2B3001023 .083
    Matt Cain, P2111012 .500
       c- Juan Ciriaco, PH10100001.000
        Andrew Kown, P0000000 .000
        Conor Gillaspie, 3B1000000 .194
    Totals37612639  
    a-doubled for Burriss in the 9th
    b-flied out for Otero in the 9th
    c-singled for Cain in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Skyler Stromsmoe (1, Mahay), Brandon Belt (5, Mahay), Eli Whiteside (2, Bailey)
    HR - Gregor Blanco (1, Bailey), Justin Christian (1, Texeira)
    SF - Nick Noonan (1)
    RBI - Gregor Blanco 2 (5), Brandon Belt (7), Justin Christian (2), Nick Noonan (1), Matt Cain (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Gregor Blanco 2 (4), Matt Cain (1)
    SB - Justin Christian (2, 2nd base off Christiani/Navarro)
    CS - Nate Schierholtz (1, 2nd base by Bailey/Hanigan), Juan Ciriaco (1, 2nd base by Texeira/Hanigan)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    DP - Belt-Burriss-Cain
    E - Brandon Belt (2, Throwing), Matt Cain (1, Throwing), Eli Whiteside (2, Throwing)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Matt Cain (W,2-0) 5400050 1.32
    Andrew Kown (H,3) 1244211 6.35
    Wilmin Rodriguez (H,3) 1000030 1.69
    Dan Otero (H,1) 1100010 1.29
    Jean Machi (S,1) 1000010 2.57
    Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 28-28, Andrew Kown 16-7, Wilmin Rodriguez 9-9, Dan Otero 6-6, Jean Machi 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 4-5, Dan Otero 1-1
    Batters Faced - Matt Cain 18, Andrew Kown 7, Wilmin Rodriguez 3, Dan Otero 4, Jean Machi 3
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B3000010 .237
        Brodie Greene, 2B1000010 .500
    Zack Cozart, SS2010010 .447
        Billy Hamilton, SS1100100 .000
    Joey Votto, 1B2010100 .161
        Neftali Soto, PR-1B1100000 .211
    Scott Rolen, 3B2000002 .300
        Henry Rodriguez, 3B1011000 .350
    Daryl Jones, CF2000001 .259
       a- Felix Perez, PH-CF2110011 .200
    Chris Heisey, LF2010001 .158
       b- Danny Dorn, PH-LF2113000 .250
    Denis Phipps, RF2010011 .316
        Kanekoa Texeira, P1000010 .000
        Nick Christiani, P0000000 .000
        Ron Mahay, P0000000 .000
       c- Tucker Barnhart, PH1000000 .000
    Ryan Hanigan, C2000012 .200
        Dioner Navarro, C2000020 .143
    Homer Bailey, P1000010 .000
        Clay Zavada, P0000000 .000
       d- Willie Harris, PH-RF2000011 .242
    Totals32474211  
    a-singled for Jones in the 6th
    b-homered for Heisey in the 6th
    c-flied out for Mahay in the 9th
    d-grounded into a double play for Zavada in the 5th
    Batting
    HR - Danny Dorn (1, Kown)
    SF - Henry Rodriguez (1)
    RBI - Henry Rodriguez (3), Danny Dorn 3 (4)
    2-OUT RBI - Danny Dorn 3 (3)
    SB - Billy Hamilton (1, 3rd base off Kown/Whiteside)
    PK - Joey Votto (1, Cain)
    Team LOB - 4
    Fielding
    DP - Texeira-Hamilton-Soto
    E - Brodie Greene (1, Throwing), Billy Hamilton (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Homer Bailey (L,1-2) 3.1644131 7.98
    Clay Zavada 1.2100120 8.10
    Kanekoa Texeira 2311111 9.64
    Nick Christiani 1000010 4.50
    Ron Mahay 1211020 9.00
    HBP - Whiteside (by Homer Bailey)
    WP - Homer Bailey (2)
    Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 33-23, Clay Zavada 14-10, Kanekoa Texeira 17-10, Nick Christiani 8-7, Ron Mahay 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 3-3, Clay Zavada 1-2, Kanekoa Texeira 3-0, Nick Christiani 3-1
    Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 17, Clay Zavada 7, Kanekoa Texeira 8, Nick Christiani 5, Ron Mahay 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 4638
    Game Time - 3:11
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Clint Fagan