Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.
Josh Satin hit a two-run single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent New York past the Giants 5-4 on Wednesday night, moments after Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his right leg.
Shut down by Cain for almost eight innings, a makeshift Mets lineup fought back against the San Francisco bullpen. Pinch-hitter Zach Lutz had an RBI double and Juan Centeno, making his major league debut, singled in a run off closer Sergio Romo (4-8).
''To lose one like this is not easy to swallow,'' Cain said.
Cain managed only two outs July 10 in a 7-2 loss to the Mets, the lone time in 264 career starts that he failed to get out of the first inning. This time, he was on top of his game.
He scattered six singles over 7 2-3 innings and did not allow an earned run. New York pushed only one runner to second base before the...