Hard slide sends Sandoval to bench

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Friday’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians after sliding hard into home plate to score a first-inning run.

Sandoval scored from first base on Aubrey Huff’s one-out double. Sandoval ran ful-speed all the way and plowed feet-first into Cleveland catcher Lou Marson, though there wasn’t a rough collision. Sandoval did not appear injured upon returning to the dugout, but Kevin Frandsen replaced him at third in the top of the second inning.

– Chris Haft 

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