The first man to bat against San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner Sunday hit a wind-aided opposite field home run. Bumgarner was overpowering after that in his spring training debut against the Chicago Cubs, even if he was lacking some sharpness.

The 2014 World Series MVP got all five outs with strikeouts and allowed two earned runs on four hits in 1⅔ innings in the Cubs’ 12-10 win over the Giants.

He left the game with two runners on base and both scored, inflating his final line.

Bumgarner shook off Ian Happ’s solo shot on a full count and struck out the side in the first inning. In between strikeouts he gave up a Kyle Schwarber single and watched Schwarber steal two bases on him, but a called third strike on the outside corner to Efren Navarro ended the inning.

Bumgarner reached his pitch limit in the second inning and hence was removed. Bumgarner’s 2017 season was interrupted by a dirt bike accident. He suffered bruised ribs and a sprained AC joint, and missed nearly three months.

After six straight seasons with double-digit wins, more than 200 innings and 30-plus starts, Bumgarner went 4-9 in 17 starts and threw just 111 innings in 2017.

Phillies IF injured

Philadelphia Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks broke his leg during a collision with teammate Andrew Pullin during a spring training game.

Phillies manager Gave Kapler said Sunday that Middlebrooks broke his left fibula and that additional tests were needed to determine whether there was also ankle damage.

Middlebrooks was playing third base during Saturday’s exhibition against Baltimore and went back into left field attempting to catch DJ Stewart’s popup when his ankle tangled underneath Pullin as the ball fell for a single.

The 29-year-old is a veteran of five major league seasons with Boston (2012-14), San Diego (2015), Milwaukee (2016) and Texas (2017). Rodriguez advises

Alex Rodriguez is remaining with the New York Yankees as a special adviser.

A-Rod served as an adviser and instructor following his retirement as a player in August 2016 through the end of his $275 million, 10-year contract last fall. New York said Sunday that Rodriguez and Nick Swisher had been added as special advisers, joining Reggie Jackson and Hideki Matsui.

Rodriguez is replacing Boone as an ESPN analyst on Sunday night telecasts. Twins sign Morrison

The Minnesota Twins are adding some pop to their playoff team from last year, landing free agent slugger Logan Morrison for the lineup.

Morrison and the Twins have agreed to a $6.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The Twins would have an option for 2019 that could vest automatically, making it a two-year deal.

Morrison was drafted by the Marlins and debuted in 2010.

He was traded to Seattle prior to the 2014 season, then dealt to the Rays two years later.

Morrison played in a career-most 149 games last season and posted an .868 OPS, which would have been tops on the Twins.

He broke in as a corner outfielder but became a regular at first base in 2013, his last year with the Marlins.

Ex-Mets pitcher dies

Jack Hamilton, whose errant inside pitch damaged the eyesight of Boston’s Tony Conigliaro in 1967 and caused a premature end to the career of the Red Sox star, has died. He was 79.

Hamilton died Thursday at the Shepherd of the Hills Living Center in Branson, the Greenlawn Funeral Home said.

Hamilton pitched in the major leagues from 1962-69 and was 32-40 with a 4.53 ERA in 65 starts and 153 relief appearances for the Phillies (1962-63), Detroit (1964-65), the New York Mets (1966-67), the California Angels (1967-68), Cleveland (1969) and the Chicago White Sox (1969).