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Harang tops Hudson as Giants fall 5-1
March 17, 2014, 05:00 AM By Don Ketchum The Associated

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Aaron Harang gave up a run on four hits in four innings and Nick Swisher hit a solo home run as the split-squad Cleveland Indians defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Sunday.

Harang, who signed a minor-league free agent contract on Feb. 15 after pitching for Seattle and the New York Mets in 2013, won his second spring start in a row as he makes a bid for a spot in the Indians’ rotation.

The Indians scored a run in the first inning on a bases-loaded walk issued by Tim Hudson. After the Giants tied it at 1 in the second, Cleveland scored two more in the third. Swisher led off with his first homer of the spring and the second run scored on a double-play ground ball.

Hudson is trying to stretch himself out, and he threw 100 pitches Sunday in his fourth start of the spring.

He said it wasn’t one of his worst outings, command-wise.

“I actually felt pretty good out there. I was just missing on a few pitches.

“I need to get the pitch count up. I need to get my work in. I have two or three more starts before the real thing.”

He covered first base on a few grounders hit to first baseman Brandon Belt, a test for the right ankle that was broken during a similar play last July that ended his season with the Atlanta Braves.

“It’s not graceful by any means, but I’ll take it,” he said of covering the bag, adding that he might get some residual soreness from time to time but that it is nothing to worry about.

Left fielder Michael Morse continues to be sidelined with tightness in his calf. Second baseman Marco Scutaro has yet to appear in a game because of back soreness, but has now taken batting practice and grounders for four consecutive days.

Swisher, the veteran switch-hitting first baseman-outfielder-DH, collected a pair of hits, including his first spring homer, as well as a walk. His average climbed to .200.

“It’s nice to see him start to get back into it. It looks like he is seeing the ball real well,” Mills said.

Four of the Giants’ five living Hall of Famers addressed the team before Sunday’s game - Orlando Cepeda, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Gaylord Perry.

The Giants will play three road games (Angels, Indians, Padres) and have an off day before returning to Scottsdale Stadium to face the A’s on Friday night.

 

 

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