Posey hits slam in Giants win over Padres

Posey hits slam in Giants win over Padres
March 20, 2014, 11:30 pm
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Buster Posey hit his second home run of the spring against San Diego's Opening Day starter Andrew Cashner. (USATSI)


PEORIA, Ariz. -- Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants rocked Andrew Cashner only hours after he was chosen to start for San Diego on opening day, rolling to an 11-3 victory Thursday night over the Padres.

Madison Bumgarner, set to start the Giants' opener March 31 at Arizona, gave up five hits in seven scoreless innings. The left-hander struck out nine in his fifth Cactus League start and hasn't allowed a run in 17 innings this spring.

Cashner was tagged for eight runs - four earned - and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. He threw 94 pitches in his fourth spring training start.

The right-hander had not given up a run in nine prior innings of work this spring.

Before the game, Padres manager Bud Black announced that Cashner will pitch the season opener March 30 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park.

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