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Reddick’s third home run this spring came on the first pitch he saw in the sixth and ricocheted off one of the flag poles behind the seats in right field. A Gold Glove winner in 2012, Reddick also made a nice play to chase down Pablo Sandoval’s deep fly to right-center in the sixth.
“It seems like the swing is coming into play the last week and a half,” Reddick said. “That’s just what I want going into the season.”
Hudson was touched up for the third time in his last four outings, allowing four runs and six hits over six innings. Five days after a stellar start against the Chicago White Sox, the right-hander walked one and struck out six.
Athletics: Kazmir threw 78 pitches in 5 1-3 innings and spent much of his night working on his off-speed repertoire. What really taxed the Oakland left-hander, however, were his two at-bats against Hudson. Kazmir drew a walk in the third and laid down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth.
“It might not look like I did much, but that took a lot out of me,” said Kazmir, who was batting for the first time this spring. “Just having those takes and doing a little hip turn made me tired pretty much all those four pitches. I don’t think I’ll do that again. I’ll probably just stand there (like a) statue to maybe save a little bit of energy.”
“I wasn’t able to finish some guys off when I needed to,” Hudson said. “I’m still a little ways away. I feel I’m close enough to go out there and compete and give us a really good chance to win.”
Athletics: Second baseman Nick Punto was held out with a hamstring injury, but manager Bob Melvin hopes to have the veteran infielder in the lineup Friday. Punto, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, will platoon at second with Eric Sogard.
Giants: Sandoval went hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup after cutting his right hand while running the bases earlier in the week. Just having Sandoval back is encouraging because his primary backup at third base, Joaquin Arias, will be getting the majority of work at second until injured Marco Scutaro returns.
Scutaro will start the season on the disabled list because of lingering back issues. He is scheduled to field grounders and do some light hitting before Friday’s game.
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