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Recap: Giants 4, Indians 6
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Scottsdale Stadium
Date: March 07, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
  

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez is getting good results by quickening his delivery.

Nick Swisher and Jason Giambi hit consecutive homers off Heath Hembree, and Jimenez had a solid start on Thursday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

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Hembree allowed Swisher's third home run of the spring, a three-run shot in the fifth. Giambi hit his first. Ryan Raburn, who leads the Indians with four homers, hit a pair of doubles, one of them with the bases loaded.

Jimenez allowed three hits and one run in four innings, benefiting from his quicker delivery. Center fielder Michael Bourn lost Brandon Crawford's fly ball in the sun, letting it fall for a triple. Hunter Pence followed with an RBI single.

``This is going to be a big season for me. The last two have been hard,' Jimenez said. ``I'm not worried about being a free agent. I want to show this team what I can do and I haven't done that yet.'

The Indians' new pitching coach, Mickey Callaway, has been working with Jimenez on the pace of his delivery.

``It is helping,' Jimenez said. ``I was pausing, then I had to start up again. I have been able to attack the strike zone with my fastball.'

Giants starter Tim Lincecum had to be scratched again because of a blister that he developed after his first appearance of spring training. He also missed a start last Saturday because of the blister on the middle finger of his right hand.

Chad Gaudin, who is trying to earn a job in the bullpen, pitched three scoreless innings in Lincecum's place.

``He's got the experience,' manager Bruce Bochy said. ``He has the pitches to work with. He had short notice but he's been there before. It worked out well. Our preference would be a guy who can go multiple innings. We haven't had that and gotten away with it.'

Hembree, a Pacific Coast League All-Star last season, had trouble controlling his pitches in the fifth inning.

``He got some pitches up but they were two pretty good hitters,' Bochy said.

Raburn, a minor league free agent who is trying to win a spot on the Indians' bench, had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs.

``He feels good about himself,' manager Terry Francona said. ``He's got a nice short stroke. I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but it's the kind of swing that plays well off the bench.'

NOTES: Indians OF Michael Brantley will have his stitches removed from his left forearm on Friday. He hurt it while sliding into third base. He will resume baseball activities and should be ready to play by Sunday, according to Francona. ... Matt Carson, who was hit in the head with a pitch on Wednesday, has been cleared to resume full activity for Cleveland. ... Indians closer Chris Perez, who has not pitched since Feb. 26 because of a right shoulder strain, will begin throwing as early as Sunday. ... Pence singled twice. ... Brandon Belt, who leads the Giants with three home runs, hit a two-run double. ... Giants INF Brett Pill has swelling in his knee. ``He doesn't know how he did it,' Bochy said. ``He's close to returning but he won't play tomorrow.' ... Giants OF Andres Torres has an injured oblique muscle. ``He is swinging from the right side,' Bochy said. ``He should start taking some swings from the left side Monday or Tuesday.'

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Indians at Giants
Tue, Mar 5 Final 4 to 3
 Recaps
GAME 2
Giants at Indians
Thu, Mar 7 Final 4 to 6
 Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  -105   -205    
 CLE  -115   +165   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  +105       
 CLE  -125      
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 SFO  n/a   n/a   n/a 
 CLE  n/a   n/a   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB RECAPS
 Thursday, Mar 7
 
    Blue Jays at Orioles
1:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Astros
1:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Pirates
1:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Cardinals
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Indians
3:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Brewers
3:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Cubs
3:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Dodgers
3:05 PM EDT
    Angels at Padres
3:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Braves
6:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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