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Reddick left the game in the bottom of the third inning after the one-day contact lenses he was wearing began to affect his vision. Melvin took him out as a precautionary measure.

Giants: Morse, who has been slowed by a strained calf, was in the starting lineup and was hitless in two at-bats. The team will see how he bounces back Saturday.

Meanwhile, second baseman Marco Scutaro had a second epidural injection to help him deal with his back discomfort. He played in his first game earlier in the week but hasn’t played since. His status remains uncertain and he could begin the season on the disabled list.


Matt Cain, the Giants‘ No. 2 starter, bounced back a bit after giving up seven runs against the A’s last week. He pitched six innings against the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, giving up three runs and three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.


Hunter Pence scored the Giants‘ first run in the fourth inning when he reached on an error and came home on Joaquin Arias’ single.

Two more runs scored in the eighth. Tyler Colvin led off with a single and scored on a triple by Blanco, who came in on Crawford’s sacrifice fly.


Oakland’s new closer, Jim Johnson, gave up the two eighth-inning runs on two hits. He had not allowed a run in four of his six previous outings.

Giants closer Sergio Romo, who struggled early this spring, pitched a scoreless ninth and struck out two to earn his first save.