MIAMI – Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro made an early exit for the second consecutive game Saturday night, this time with tightness in his lower back.
Joaquin Arias replaced him at second base in the bottom of the sixth. Scutaro had been hitless in three at-bats and grounded into a double play.
A night earlier, Scutaro was removed as a precaution because of back stiffness. He had a large icepack and towel wrapped around his neck and shoulder prior to batting practice on Saturday.