Posey finds hitting groove with first homer

Posey finds hitting groove with first homer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Buster Posey has swung the bat with his usual grace this spring. Tuesday, he matched looks with results.

Posey drilled a three-run, third-inning homer off Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to propel the Giants to an 8-5 exhibition triumph.

Posey entered the game with only one RBI before collecting his first spring homer. He also raised his batting average from .286 to .412.

"This [Spring Training] is where you try to get your timing and get your confidence going," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I know he has been working on some things to get himself back to where he thinks he's on track."

Ehire Adrianza continued to impress, adding a two-run homer in the fourth. The switch-hitting Adrianza has improved markedly as a left-handed batter, though he hit his drive off Cingrani right-handed.

"He has good balance from both sides," Bochy said of Adrianza.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.