Strong Giants pitching subdues D-backs

Hot-hitting McGehee drives in run; Hudson not happy with outing

Strong Giants pitching subdues D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Casey McGehee continued his hot Cactus League hitting with a run-scoring single and six pitchers combined on a shutout Sunday as the Giants emerged with a 5-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona defeated the Giants in the teams' first three exhibition meetings this spring. This time, the Giants opened the scoring in the second inning against D-backs right-hander Archie Bradley. Juan Perez doubled with one out, moved to third on Gary Brown's groundout and came home on Ehire Adrianza's infield single.

San Francisco added a run in the third. Brandon Crawford singled and so did Buster Posey on a shallow fly ball that right fielder Jamie Romak lost in the sun. McGehee, who's batting .500 (11-for-22), lined a single that delivered Crawford.

McGehee's RBI single

The Giants added a run in the seventh on Matt Duffy's two-out triple, which followed Adrianza's leadoff double. Mac Williamson contributed an RBI triple in the eighth and scored on Seth Simmons' wild pitch.

Williamson's RBI triple

Bradley worked three innings, allowing two runs on six hits.

"I felt like today is a day where the numbers didn't tell how I threw," he said. "I mean, I didn't have command of the curveball until the third inning, but fastball command, the way I felt on the mound, the way I threw, I felt very good."

Giants starter Tim Hudson allowed three hits and walked two while lasting only 1 2/3 innings.

Hudson fans Hill

"I definitely need more mound time on the side," he said. "I'm not making really good pitches consistently."

Giants Up Next: Monday's exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear will provide a glimpse into the Giants' future. Right-handers Chris Stratton and Kyle Crick, projected to join the starting rotation perhaps sooner than later, are both scheduled to pitch in the 1:05 p.m. PT game, available via a live exclusive webcast. Reliever Sergio Romo, originally slated to make his Cactus League debut Sunday, will confront the Reds instead.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.