San Francisco Giants pitcher, Matt Cain pitched perhaps one of the "most perfect" Perfect Games in MLB history last night as the Giants beat the Houston Astros 10-0. He did in front of 42,298 Giants fans at the home field of AT&T Park.
Cain struck out 14 batters, which tied Sandy Koufax for the most strike outs in a perfect game. He also helped his own cause by going 1 for 3 at the plate, and laying down a sacrifice bunt in the second to advance Joaquin Arias to third. Arias scored one batter later. Cain singled in the fifth inning and scored on Gregor Blanco's homerun.
This was the 1st No-Hitter or Perfect Game of Cain's career, the 14th No-Hitter in San Francisco/ New York Giants history, the 1st Perfect Game in Giants history and the 5th No-Hitter of the 2012 MLB Season. The 2x MLB All-Star just became the lead candidate for the 2012 National League Cy Young Award. Congratulations to Matt Cain.
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Labels: Houston Astros, Matt Cain, No-Hitter, Perfect Game, San Francisco Giants