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cueto leaves with blisters as giants beat padres 5-4

san diego — just as they're getting ready to welcome back madison bumgarner, the san francisco giants could be losing johnny cueto for at least one start.cueto lasted only four innings before being forced out by blisters on his thumb and two fingers on his right hand friday night, when the giants got some late runs and a high-wire act from sam dyson in the ninth inning to beat the san diego padres 5-4. denard span singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth and buster posey homered an inning later.afterward, cueto had bandages on the tips of his thumb, index finger and middle finger. the right-hander had problems with blisters on two fingers in may."of course i feel different now," he said through a translator. "i think the best thing for me to do would be to take some time off. i'm not throwing very well and i don't want to hurt myself."he said he'll have to wait to see how he feels before deciding about his next start."right now it feels bad," cueto said. "they feel like they're cut."cueto said the blisters are caused by "the baseball. the three fingers, i just can't feel the ball."he said he thinks baseballs are tighter this year and that this is the first time he's had problems with blisters."i just can't explain it. i really don't know what's happening," he said.cueto yielded three runs and six hits. he struck out five and walked three."you could tell he wasn't quite right," giants manager bruce bochy said. "his command wasn't quite as sharp a...