Matt Cain went 6 2/3 strong innings, and the Giants offense exploded for 17 hits as they routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 and avoided being swept.
San Francisco jumped out to a much-needed early lead. Gregor Blanco led off the game with a walk, the next batter, Brandon Crawford, was hit by a pitch, and Buster Posey singled home Blanco to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. But Pirates starter Charlie Morton, got Hunter Pence to ground out, and Brandon Belt and Andres Torres to strike out swinging to end the threat.
The Giants would also get the lead-off guy aboard in the top of the second inning when Joaquin Arias singled. Nick Noonan grounded into a fielder’s choice and moved to second base on a ground out by Cain. Blanco singled the run home, giving San Francisco a 2-0 lead, which was more than enough for Matt Cain and the bullpen.
Cain sure does love pitching on June 13. Exactly one year after his perfect game against the Houston Astros, in which he struck out 14 and San Francisco scor...