Tony Cingrani (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
Reds lefty had pitched seven shutout innings this spring until Buster Posey and the Giants came up in the third inning Tuesday.
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Reds lefty Tony Cingrani had pitched seven shutout innings this spring until Buster Posey and the Giants came up in the third inning Tuesday.
Posey hit a three-run homer and Cingrani gave up six runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings in the Reds' 8-5 loss.
Cingrani also gave up a two-run homer to Ehire Adrianza.
It was the ninth loss in 10 games for the Reds (4-11).
Giants starter Tim Hudson didn't fare much better than Cingrani. He gave up four runs and five hits in 3 2/3.
Skip Schumaker, starting in left field, doubled and hit a solo home run off Hudson. He is hitting .550 this spring.
Billy Hamilton (.313) doubled and walked.
Todd Frazier (.263) hit a two-run double in the first.
Posey (.412) added an RBI double and a single as the Giants (8-5) overcame a 3-0 deficit.
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