• Brandon Hicks ripped his Cactus League-leading seventh double of the spring to help ignite a four-run rally in the ninth inning against the Angels that gave San Francisco the lead, a lead that went away in the bottom of the ninth in an 8-7 loss. "That's a great at-bat, down 0-2 and battled back and hit a nice gapper there," Bochy said of Hicks. "The kids tried to pull it out for us. There was a lot of life there, and they did a great job. We just let it get away."
• Reliever Jean Machi had been solid this spring, recording a team-high three saves in five outings, but he allowed a two-run homer on a 3-and-0 pitch to Kole Calhoun for the Angels' winning margin. Said Bochy: "He's been throwing well. But he laid one in there 3-0, had a base open, gotta be a little smarter. He gave in a little bit too much."
• In Sunday's game against Cleveland, the Giants turned a Brandon-to-Brandon-to-Brandon double play, going from second baseman Hicks to shortstop Crawford to first baseman Belt. Crawford shared that notable Monday with the team's home clubhouse assistant, Brandon Evans.
• After Tuesday's night game and Wednesday's off-day, the Giants will have only seven Cactus League games in Arizona before breaking camp and heading home for the three-game Bay Bridge Series.