GIANTS 5, RANGERS 2
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Cain didn't looked much like the San Francisco Giants' opening day starter in his four previous spring starts.
He did Friday against the Texas Rangers.
The right-hander gave up two hits in five scoreless innings and Hunter Pence and Andres Torres backed him with two-run home runs in a 5-2 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 12,106 at Scottsdale Stadium.
Cain also got defensive help from batterymate Buster Posey, the reigning National League MVP. Posey threw out Elvis Andrus and Jim Adduci as they attempted to steal second base.
"I felt good in the bullpen (warming up before the game)," said Cain, who was 16-5 in 32 starts for the World Series champions in 2012. "I thought about where I wanted to throw. I was confident throwing whatever I wanted. The misses weren't as big."
Cain called Posey's throws to second "pretty ridiculous."
"Those guys can run. He backhanded the ball on the second one (before throwing," Cain said.