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He obviously heeded the advice.
The leadoff shot in the fourth went to one of the deepest parts of the park and is Morse’s sixth home run of the season. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first.
Hunter Pence had two hits and two RBIs while Brandon Crawford also knocked in a run to help the Giants win in their first interleague game of the season after going just 6-14 against the American League in 2013.
Hudson (3-1) scattered four hits over seven innings and struck out five. He walked two, ending an impressive streak of 30 consecutive innings without one.
Hudson had not issued a walk in his first four starts this season before giving up a free pass to Carlos Santana with two outs in the first. It was the longest walk-less streak to start a season by a pitcher in the majors since Tiny Bonham’s 33-inning stretch for the New York Yankees in 1944.
Hudson also walked Santana in the sixth. Beyond that, San Francisco’s crafty right-hander was solid in his first start against the Indians since May 30, 2004. He pitched out of two-out, two-on jam in the first and retired nine straight after giving up an RBI single to Nick Swisher in the third.
“It was a nice streak to start the year,” Hudson said. “Obviously it was not going to continue all year. That’s not typically the kind of pitcher I am.”
Jeremy Affeldt pitched a scoreless eighth and Javier Lopez worked the ninth to complete the five-hitter.
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