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.
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,.
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.