San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Matt Cain became the first pitcher in the
Giants' long history to twirl a perfect game, retiring all 27 Astros he faced
in dominating fashion Wednesday.
Cain recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts, matching Sandy Koufax for the most
punchouts in a perfect game, while the San Francisco offense pounded out 15
hits in a 10-0 rout.
It was the 22nd perfect game in Major League history and second this year. The
White Sox's Philip Humber accomplished the feat back on April 21.
The Giants now have 14 no-hitters in their history, six since their move to
San Francisco. Jonathan Sanchez was the last to do so on July 10, 2009 against
Cain threw 125 pitches in the masterpiece and received some quality defense,
along with a plethora of offense, along the way.
Gregor Blanco went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, but will most be
remembered for a sensational diving catch along the warning track in right-
center in the seventh inning.
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