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San Diego at San Francisco

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San Diego (15-17)100001000271
San Francisco (14-13) «01002010x491

Giants 4, Padres 2

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy saw something very positive this spring training - few injuries for the World Series champions.

"It looks like we're coming out of it pretty good," Bochy said Tuesday after a 4-2 victory over San Diego in the Giants' final home game of the spring at Scottsdale Stadium.

The Giants will wrap up the Arizona portion of their schedule on Wednesday by playing at the Diamondbacks before returning home for a three-game Bay Bridge exhibition series with the Oakland Athletics.

The only injury concern for Bochy at this point appears to be the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been sidelined with inflammation of a nerve in his right elbow. Bochy said he is hopeful that the World Series MVP will be ready for opening day on April 1 against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

Two of Bochy's top hitters this spring delivered once again. Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the fifth inning and is hitting .361.

Brandon Belt, who started in left field and finished at his regular first base spot, had three hits to raise his average to .453 after sitting out two games with a mild neck strain.

And perhaps the best news for the Giants came from one of the side fields, where opening day starter Matt Cain pitched a simulated game against minor leaguers in order to avoid the NL West Padres. The right-hander pitched six innings and threw 93 pitches.

Marco Scutaro came up with a rare play, taking an extra base after a walk. The MVP of last year's NL championship series drew a two-out walk in the third inning, sprinted to first, then kept going and stole second.

"You don't get that opportunity very often," said Scutaro, who also accomplished the feat in 2002 and 2009. "I don't know how many years it's going to take me now (to do it again)."

Pence's double came off San Diego starter Andrew Cashner.

Cashner, a right-hander who is battling for the fifth spot in manager Bud Black's rotation, had a solid effort. He gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out four in four innings.

"I thought I threw the ball well," said Cashner, who threw 72 pitches.

Cashner said he has not had much luck throwing breaking balls in the desert air, but those types of pitches worked better against the Giants.

"I mixed curveballs and sliders. It was one of my best outings as far as pitch execution goes," he said.

Carlos Quentin made his first start of the spring in left field for the Padres after dealing with soreness in his right knee in the aftermath of offseason surgery. He said he felt good and hopes to continue to make progress toward the April 1 opener against the Mets in New York.

Logan Forsythe, expected to play third while Padres star Chase Headley heals from a fractured thumb, has had health issues of his own - plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He played three innings on Tuesday.

NOTES: INF Brock Bond was chosen as the Giants' Harry S. Jordan Award recipient. The honor goes to the minor leaguer in his first big league camp who exemplifies the team's spirit. ... Padres 1B Yadier Alonso had scraped knuckles when hit by the ball on a swing in the seventh inning. He was ruled out on batter's interference and Giants C Guillermo Quiroz was nicked.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

B. Belt
AB 4
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
San Diego

M. Kotsay
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alexi Amarista, 2B4120005 .328
    Jeremy Baltz, LF1000003 .250
Will Venable, CF3001001 .185
    Daniel Robertson, PR-CF1000003 .333
Yonder Alonso, 1B3000101 .213
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   a- Rocky Gale, PH1000000 .000
Carlos Quentin, LF3000002 .000
    Anthony Bass, P00000001.000
   b- Jesus Merchan, PH-3B2000000 .000
Mark Kotsay, RF3020001 .424
    Travis Buck, PR-RF2100011 .275
Logan Forsythe, 3B2000001 .227
    Jace Peterson, SS2010001 .333
John Baker, C2000111 .250
    Rene Rivera, C0000100 .125
Gregorio Petit, SS-3B^2B3011100 .182
Andrew Cashner, P2010010 .250
    Kyle Blanks, LF-1B1000112 .339
Totals3527254  
a-grounded out for Gregerson in the 9th
b-grounded out for Bass in the 7th
Batting
2B - Alexi Amarista (6, Petit), Mark Kotsay (4, Casilla)
3B - Alexi Amarista (1, Petit)
RBI - Will Venable (7), Gregorio Petit (7)
SB - Mark Kotsay (1, 2nd base off Petit/Quiroz)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Jace Peterson (1, Dropped fly)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Andrew Cashner (L,0-1) 4322240 3.60
Anthony Bass 2311110 2.77
Joe Thatcher 1310000 3.18
Luke Gregerson 1000100 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Andrew Cashner 33-23, Anthony Bass 15-11, Joe Thatcher 6-6, Luke Gregerson 7-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andrew Cashner 5-3, Anthony Bass 1-4, Joe Thatcher 1-2, Luke Gregerson 2-1
Batters Faced - Andrew Cashner 17, Anthony Bass 10, Joe Thatcher 6, Luke Gregerson 4
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Angel Pagan, CF4000001 .273
    Jackson Williams, C1000001 .200
Marco Scutaro, 2B2110210 .219
    Nick Noonan, PR-3B0000000 .220
Hunter Pence, RF4112011 .361
    Joe Panik, 2B0000000 .154
Buster Posey, 1B2000101 .279
    Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
   a- Cole Gillespie, PH-LF1010000 .288
Brandon Belt, LF-1B4031011 .453
Joaquin Arias, 3B4100005 .250
    Scott Proctor, P0000000 .000
    Jean Machi, P0000000 .000
Brandon Crawford, SS4021001 .365
Guillermo Quiroz, C3110001 .258
    Francisco Peguero, RF1000000 .333
Yusmeiro Petit, P1000010 .000
    Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
   b- Andres Torres, PH1000011 .263
    Gregor Blanco, LF-CF1000102 .283
Totals3349445  
a-singled for Affeldt in the 7th
b-struck out for Mijares in the 5th
Batting
2B - Marco Scutaro (1, Thatcher), Hunter Pence (7, Bass), Brandon Belt (6, Bass), Brandon Crawford (4, Cashner), Guillermo Quiroz (4, Cashner)
RBI - Hunter Pence 2 (12), Brandon Belt (18), Brandon Crawford (8)
2-OUT RBI - Hunter Pence 2 (4), Brandon Belt (7), Brandon Crawford (4)
SB - Marco Scutaro (2, 2nd base off Cashner/Baker), Brandon Belt (3, 2nd base off Cashner/Baker), Joaquin Arias (1, 2nd base off Cashner/Baker)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
E - Buster Posey (1, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yusmeiro Petit 4411220 7.11
Jose Mijares (W,1-0) 1000000 13.50
Santiago Casilla (H,2) 1211110 5.40
Jeremy Affeldt (H,2) 1000010 3.68
Scott Proctor (H,4) 1100200 4.50
Jean Machi (S,2) 1000000 3.60
HBP - Venable (by Jeremy Affeldt)
Pitches-Strikes - Yusmeiro Petit 30-21, Jose Mijares 3-3, Santiago Casilla 11-7, Jeremy Affeldt 6-5, Scott Proctor 12-4, Jean Machi 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yusmeiro Petit 3-8, Jose Mijares 1-2, Santiago Casilla 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, Scott Proctor 1-2, Jean Machi 3-0
Batters Faced - Yusmeiro Petit 19, Jose Mijares 3, Santiago Casilla 6, Jeremy Affeldt 4, Scott Proctor 6, Jean Machi 3
Game Information
Attendance - 12166
Game Time - 2:57
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Ben May, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Cory Blaser