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Hinske has words with Giants' Romo

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The heat was turned up a bit in the D-backs-Giants rivalry Wednesday as San Francisco closer Sergio Romo and Arizona infielder Eric Hinske exchanged pleasantries.

Romo looked toward the D-backs' dugout as he walked off the mound after getting A.J. Pollock to pop out to end the ninth inning.

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Hinske, meanwhile, then started yelling at Romo as Hinske leaned over the D-backs' dugout railing.

"The last two nights he pitched, he asked the umpire where the pitch was, so we screamed from the dugout, 'It's outside,'" Hinske said, referring to a couple of close ball-strike calls that went against Romo. "And then he popped Pollock up and he stared in our dugout, so we exchanged words."

The D-backs and Giants will play each other 15 more times this year, including a three-game set in Arizona next week.

"Good, clean baseball fun right there," Hinske said. "Just friendly competition. We'll see him a lot more times."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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