SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS SF/AP) — Jeff Francis scattered three hits across seven strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds routed the San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Saturday.

Francis, bidding for a spot in the Reds’ bullpen, gave up a one-out infield single to Melky Cabrera in the first and then retired 15 straight hitters before hitting Brett Pill with a pitch with two outs in the sixth.

Buster Posey walked and Joaquin Arias homered to left field with one out in the bottom of the seventh for the Giants’ runs.

Joey Votto doubled, his third extra-base hit of the spring, and Scott Rolen had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Reds.

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