Apr 4, 2015 12:47 AM by Ross Field
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched four effective innings, Buster Posey hit his first home run of the spring and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Friday night.
Cain entered with an 8.22 ERA but was mostly sharp in his first game at AT&T Park since July 9. The three-time All-Star, who missed the second half of 2014 following elbow surgery, allowed three hits, struck out three and walked two.
He got just enough support from Posey, with a little boost from Oakland's defense.
The A's committed two errors in the first inning before Posey hit a first-pitch homer off starter Kendall Graveman, who gave up only one other hit and lowered his spring ERA to 0.36.
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