• Bochy said he intends to field his projected Opening Night lineup in Sunday's exhibition against Kansas City. The lone anticipated absence is second baseman Marco Scutaro, who's still coping with back issues.
• Buster Posey's 3-for-4 afternoon Saturday included a two-run, sixth-inning single that hiked his RBI total to 12, matching Hector Sanchez for the team high. Non-roster utility man Brandon Hicks, who also went 3-for-4 to increase his batting average to .432, homered in the ninth inning and has 11 RBIs.
• Bochy removed left-handed relief specialist Javier Lopez with two outs and left-handed-batting Dan Black due up in the ninth inning Saturday. The explanation: Right-hander Jean Machi, who finished the game, also needed work. Bochy cited the improvement of Lopez, who yielded three ninth-inning runs Thursday against San Diego.
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