Hinske has words with Giants' Romo

Hinske has words with Giants' Romo

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.

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.