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Catcher: 'I'm happy I'm not back there'

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tony Torcato had a two-run single and the
San Francisco Giants threw out four runners at the plate in a 6-5
win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Joe Borchard, trying to make the team as a reserve outfielder,
homered in the second and sixth innings for the White Sox.

After the game, Borchard found a $100 bill awaiting him at his
locker, not knowing who it was from.

He later learned A. J. Pierzynski had offered $100 to any of his
new White Sox teammates that hit a home run off Brett Tomko.

Tomko, along with several other San Francisco players, labeled
Pierzynski a clubhouse "cancer" last season, after the catcher
joined the Giants as a free agent.

"I enjoyed my time as a Giant, but I'm not going to lie. I'm
happy I'm not back there," said Pierzynski, who did not play
Monday.

"I met some great people and I still have some friends I talk
to over there. But some people over there know what they are.

"I've moved on. I wish them the best of luck and hopefully we
can play them in the World Series and beat them."

White Sox rookie starter Sean Tracey gave up five runs -- four
earned -- in 2 1-3 innings, and Tomko gave up two runs and three
hits over two innings for the Giants.