Cain, Giants continue talks toward long-term extension

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Cain, Giants continue talks toward long-term extension

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Yes, Matt Cain is selling his home in the Diamond Heights section of San Francisco. No, it doesnt mean hes putting his affairs in order to leave as a free agent after the season.Cain plans to live in another part of the city this year, and there remains plenty of mutual interest as well as ongoing dialogue in signing a long-term extension to remain with the Giants.Wed all like something resolved by the end of spring training, a relaxed Cain said after reporting to Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday. I dont think either side wants that to linger into the season.Cain appeared a bit trimmer and said he definitely tried to get in a better routine this past offseason.
In September and October, I want to feel as fresh as I can, Cain said. I want to keep finding out ways to get better.Cains game off the tee appears to be getting better every year. His gorilla drives generated a lot of buzz when he made the cut at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach last week. Cain also enjoyed the experience of playing with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.I thought I was intense Cain said.

Bruce Bochy ejected in second inning vs Pirates after arguing with umpire

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Bruce Bochy ejected in second inning vs Pirates after arguing with umpire

Bruce Bochy's night didn't last very long.

The Giants manager was ejected in the top of the second inning Monday after arguing with the home plate umpire.

The argument came after a three-run homer by Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Bochy appeared to be voicing frustrating with the strike zone.

Bochy came out to argue with Chris Conroy and the home plate umpire threw him out almost immediately.

McCutchen's home run put the Pirates up 6-0 in the second inning.

Giants lineup: Panik back in for opener against Pirates

Giants lineup: Panik back in for opener against Pirates

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After getting Sunday off, Joe Panik is back in the lineup as the Giants open a series against the Pirates on Monday night.

Pittsburgh Pirates:
1. Starling Marte (R) LF
2. Josh Harrison (R) 2B
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Adam Frazier (L) RF
7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
8. Jordy Mercer (R) SS
9. Gerrit Cole (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
6. Hunter Pence (R) RF
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Matt Cain (R) P