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Storms force cancellation of Giants-Athletics spring training finale

  • San Francisco Giants fans wait under an umbrella before a spring exhibition baseball game between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Francisco Giants fans wait under an umbrella before a spring exhibition baseball game between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Workers remove water from a tarp covering the infield prior to an exhibition baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Workers remove water from a tarp covering the infield prior to an exhibition baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Francisco Giants fans wait under an umbrella before a spring exhibition baseball game between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    San Francisco Giants fans wait under an umbrella before a spring exhibition baseball game between the Giants and the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

The scheduled exhibition finale between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics on Saturday was canceled because of rain.

A steady downpour forced a delay of more than an hour, and the ground crew covered the infield with a silver tarp before officials decided to call off the game, sending home a crowd that was expected to be near 30,000.

Oakland opens the regular season Monday at home against the Cleveland Indians. San Francisco plays its opener in Arizona.