Cain, Giants join Dustin Johnson to hit golf balls

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 13, 2012
As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean. Then, the San Francisco ace grabbed a club and smacked one of his own - splashing the ball into McCovey Cove 310 yards away. That was it considering he had to pitch against the Astros later. Reliever Clay Hensley also hit, and former first baseman J.T. Snow nearly drilled a spotter with a low drive on his second attempt. Johnson was set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and hoped to outdo Rory McIlroy, who did so Tuesday ahead of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.
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