Mar 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Juan Perez (2) runs to third base on a triple in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants Fall To Red-Hot Cleveland 5-1 As Tim Hudson Hits 100-Pitch Mark


Tim Hudson hit the 100-pitch mark on Sunday but the Cleveland Indians remained the hottest team in the Cactus League with a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium

Hudson (1-1) surrendered three runs on five hits with four walks in 4.2 innings, striking out four, while Aaron Harang and the Cleveland bullpen held the Giants (11-7) to just four hits to improve to 13-3 in spring games.

Cleveland pushed across a run against Hudson in the first as the veteran right-hander struggled to lock onto locations. Two singles and back-to-back walks, the second to Lonnie Chisenhall, forced in a run.

The Giants got their only run in the second. Juan Perez lashed a one-out triple to center and scored on a single into left field by Brandon Crawford.

Nick Swisher hit his first homer of the spring for the Indians to lead off the third to put Cleveland back up 2-1. The Indians added another run in the inning when Chisenhall grounded into a 4-6-3 double play with the bases loaded.

Chisenhall picked up his second RBI of the day on a triple in the eighth and David Cooper stroked an RBI single in the same inning.

Dan Runzler got the final out of the fifth in relief of Hudson with a strikeout. David Huff allowed a walk and struck out two in two scoreless innings, Jeremy Affeldt gave up two runs on three hits with a strikeouts in his only inning of work and Heath Hembree fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth,.

Gregor Blanco and Brandon Hicks had the only other hits for the Giants, who went hitless over the final five innings against five Cleveland relievers.

Angel Pagan was back in the lineup for the Giants after sitting out four games with stiffness in his back and went 0-for-3 while playing five innings.

The Giants head to Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday to take on a split squad from the Los Angeles Angels at 1:05 p.m. Pacific.

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