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Hudson took control early after his teammates gave him four early runs.

“Great job,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. “You go seven innings and no runs against this club, you’re doing something.”

Catcher Buster Posey said Hudson simply keeps rolling along.

“Nothing fancy, he just goes out there and pitches to contact, like he always does,” Posey said. “He’s smart and he knows how to attack the hitters.

Hudson said he was able to relax after the early support.

“I just went out there and tried to pound the strike zone,” he said. “A starting pitcher always welcomes early runs. It makes our job a whole lot easier.”

Arias came through with a key hit. He got the start after Michael Morse fouled a ball off his left foot in batting practice. In his second start in the past 24 games, Arias went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. He broke out of a 0-for-14 skid with a bases-loaded single in the first.

“He stays ready and he’s got a lot of poise,” Bochy said. “He really needed a game like this.”

Morse is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday when the Giants play at Cincinnati, according to Bochy.

Posey had three hits in returning to the lineup after missing three games with tightness in his lower back.

“I feel pretty good,” Posey said. “Hopefully, it is something I can manage.”

Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence and Posey singled to start the four-run first. Posey’s RBI hit came on Lynn’s 10th pitch.

Gregor Blanco reached on the error by Wong and Pence scored on a groundout by Brandon Crawford. Brandon Hicks walked to set the stage for Arias‘ bases-loaded single.

Arias pushed the lead to 5-0 with a run-scoring single in the third. Crawford added an RBI double in the fourth. Blanco brought in the final run with a triple in the sixth.

“You’re just going to have those days,” Matheny said. “We just couldn’t get anything going.”

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