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PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Cain is starting to find his groove.

The San Francisco righty allowed one run and struck out four in three innings as the Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Sunday,

"I had some pretty good movement. I was in pretty much every situation, had guys on and worked out of the windup. But everything was good," Cain said.

Cain's results this spring have been a far cry than those posted last season, when he went 16-5 with a 2.79 ERA and threw a perfect game.

In three previous exhibition outings spanning seven innings, he had allowed nine runs - five earned - on 13 hits with only three strikeouts. But against the Brewers, Cain matched his spring strikeout total eight batters into the game.

Cain pitched into trouble in the fourth after striking out Brewers starter Chris Narveson looking. Norichika Aoki and Scooter Gennett singled and Carlos Gomez walked.

Aoki scored on a sacrifice fly by Alex Gonzalez and Cain ended the inning by retiring Bobby Crosby on a fly ball to deep center. Cain had been scheduled to throw four innings, but a little stomach upset limited him to three.

"My stomach was a little bit funky this morning so they just wanted to get things going," Cain said. "I might have gone another inning or so but for the little tummy ache issue. Something just didn't agree."

Brett Pill, Cole Gillespie and Nick Noonan had RBI singles for the Giants.

Narveson made his second official appearance and third overall - he started against Team Canada in a World Baseball Classic exhibition Tuesday - and gave up two runs and five hits in three innings.

"Sometimes you come in and you didn't feel your best and a couple of days later you feel good," Narveson said. "You're going to have your ups and downs. It's part of the process."

Narveson, who missed nearly all of last season following surgery on his left rotator cuff and labrum on May 1, struck out one.

"I feel ready to pitch," Narveson said. "I'm taking each step as a platform for preparation for the start of the season. I know if I do that, I'll be ready to go once the season starts."

NOTES: Cain said he still hasn't broken out his slider but likely will in his next start. "We thought about mixing some in but just didn't do it," he said. ... The Brewers released RHP Kelvim Escobar. Escobar, who has pitched in one game in the majors since 2007 due to a variety of shoulder issues, was diagnosed with a nerve impingement just above his right hand. . Milwaukee will face Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. Greinke was 25-9 for the Brewers over 1 1/2 seasons before he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline last year.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

B. Pill
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
Milwaukee

C. Gomez
AB 2
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, CF4110001 .214
    George Kontos, P0000000 .000
    Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
   a- Adam Duvall, PH-3B1000000 .100
Kensuke Tanaka, 3B5110021 .212
    Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
Hunter Pence, RF3000012 .259
    Francisco Peguero, RF1000000 .458
Hector Sanchez, C2110100 .250
    Ricky Oropesa, PR-1B1110000 .273
Brett Pill, 1B3111000 .280
    Sandy Rosario, P0000000 .000
    Gary Brown, CF1000011 .217
Cole Gillespie, LF4021011 .267
Nick Noonan, 2B4011001 .120
Wilson Valdez, SS4120000 .250
Matt Cain, P0000000 .000
    Jake Dunning, P1000010 .000
   b- Guillermo Quiroz, PH-C1000101 .250
Totals35610326  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Machi in the 9th
b-flied out for Dunning in the 6th
Batting
SH - Matt Cain (1)
RBI - Brett Pill (7), Cole Gillespie (4), Nick Noonan (2)
2-OUT RBI - Brett Pill (3), Cole Gillespie (2)
CS - Adam Duvall (1, 2nd base by Williams/De La Rosa)
Team LOB - 5
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Cain (W,1-2) 3411140 5.40
Jake Dunning (H,2) 2200000 1.59
Sandy Rosario (H,2) 1000000 1.80
George Kontos (H,3) 1100010 1.50
Jean Machi (H,1) 1000100 3.60
Dan Otero 1000010 2.25
Pitches-Strikes - Matt Cain 27-21, Jake Dunning 8-8, Sandy Rosario 3-3, George Kontos 6-6, Jean Machi 8-3, Dan Otero 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Cain 2-3, Jake Dunning 4-2, Sandy Rosario 2-1, George Kontos 2-0, Jean Machi 2-1, Dan Otero 1-1
Batters Faced - Matt Cain 14, Jake Dunning 8, Sandy Rosario 3, George Kontos 4, Jean Machi 4, Dan Otero 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF3110000 .190
    Caleb Gindl, CF1010000 .391
Scooter Gennett, 2B4010011 .250
Carlos Gomez, CF2020100 .533
    Brandon Macias, 3B1000000 .000
Alex Gonzalez, 3B2001012 .308
    Kentrail Davis, RF0000100 .056
Bobby Crosby, SS3010002 .167
    Anderson De La Rosa, C1000001 .200
Josh Prince, LF4000012 .160
Sean Halton, 1B4010011 .250
Robinzon Diaz, C2000002 .200
    Nick Shaw, SS2000000 .250
Chris Narveson, P1000010 .000
    Jed Bradley, P1000001 .000
    Robert Wooten, P0000000 .000
    Josh Stinson, P0000000 .000
   a- Blake Lalli, PH1000000 .316
    Michael Olmsted, P0000000 .000
    Alan Williams, P0000000 .000
   b- Adam Weisenburger, PH1000010 .333
Totals3317126  
a-grounded out for Stinson in the 7th
b-struck out for Williams in the 9th
Batting
2B - Sean Halton (2, Dunning)
SF - Alex Gonzalez (1)
RBI - Alex Gonzalez (4)
SB - Carlos Gomez 2 (2, 2nd base off Cain/H. Sanchez, 2nd base off Cain/H. Sanchez), Kentrail Davis (3, 2nd base off Machi/Quiroz)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Norichika Aoki 1
DP - Crosby-Gennett-Halton, De La Rosa-Shaw
E - Norichika Aoki (1, Misplayed grounder), Scooter Gennett 2 (4, Misplayed grounder), Alex Gonzalez (2, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Narveson (L,0-1) 3522010 6.23
Jed Bradley 2330130 2.70
Robert Wooten 1000000 7.71
Josh Stinson 1000000 1.50
Michael Olmsted 1100010 1.50
Alan Williams 1110110 0.00
WP - Jed Bradley 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Narveson 15-15, Jed Bradley 22-17, Robert Wooten 2-2, Josh Stinson 3-3, Michael Olmsted 6-6, Alan Williams 9-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Narveson 3-4, Jed Bradley 5-0, Robert Wooten 1-1, Josh Stinson 2-1, Michael Olmsted 1-1, Alan Williams 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Narveson 13, Jed Bradley 12, Robert Wooten 2, Josh Stinson 3, Michael Olmsted 4, Alan Williams 4
Game Information
Attendance - 8808
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Ben May, Third Base - Adam Hamari