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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- J.D. Martinez hit his first career grand slam and the Houston Astros avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Matt Downs also homered and Justin Maxwell drove in a run for the Astros, who had dropped 13 of their previous 17 -- including a 10-0 loss Tuesday night in which Giants ace Matt Cain tossed a perfect game.
Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) went six innings to win his third straight decision, allowing three runs on six hits.
Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer and Hector Sanchez added a sacrifice fly for the Giants, who are 12-5 over their past 17 games.
Giants starter Barry Zito (5-4) lasted five innings, allowing five runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out three in losing two straight decisions for the first time this season.
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Matt Cain's perfect game led to a night of celebration for the Giants, and one player even got hurt trying to enjoy things. Settle down there.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Houston Astros have placed reliever Wilton Lopez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow.
Houston also activated left-hander Fernando Abad from the DL before facing Texas on Friday night. He had been out since May 26 with a muscle strain in his right ribs.
Manager Brad Mills says Lopez felt tenderness Tuesday, two days after he last...
Matt Cain threw the first perfect game in Giants history, and second of the 2012 season, while striking out 14 Astros in the win.
Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff bruised his right knee trying to jump over the dugout railing and join the postgame celebration of Matt Cain's perfect game.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Huff underwent an MRI early Thursday and the team is awaiting the results.
Cain threw the first perfect game in Giants history in a 10-0 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night...
Why would Barry Zito want to sell his house that’s actually called the Villa Della Pace which has a romantic view of mountains and leafy valleys? Simple, the place has to be extremely boring. Can you imagine being a guy who likes going to grungy bars, expensive restaurants and then having to go home to this place? Not me. Maybe one of you idiots wouldn’t mind spending $42,000...
As I'd hope you know by now, the San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. He becomes just the 22nd pitcher in MLB history to toss a perfecto. So... it's kind of a big deal.And he owes a huge, huge thanks to Giants' right fielder Gregor Blanco, who played the role of Dewayne Wise, by making...
Matt Cain delivered the 22nd perfect game in major league history on Wednesday night. But could it be the best pitching performance ever? That's the question some are asking following Cain's perfection. In addition to not allowing a runner to reach base, Cain struck out 14 and didn't fall behind 2-0 to any of the 27 hitters he faced. The K total matches Sandy Koufax&...
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There's an old Peanuts comic strip that I think about often. It's an old Sunday strip and, in it, Linus comes running out of his house due to sheer excitement. As he breathlessly explains to Charlie Brown, he has just witnessed the most amazing, improbable comeback in football history. It wasn't the famous Stanford "Band...
There are some people in sports that you can’t help but root for. Players who have overcome long odds to make names for themselves are often at the top of that list. For the Giants, that player is Justin Christian.
Anytime there is a no hitter, or better yet, a perfect game, it seems like there’s a great catch that saves the day. Gregor Blanco is the one who helped save Matt Cain’s perfect game on Wednesday night.
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Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday night, the first one in the 128-year history of the Giants franchise. Just moments after the game ended, Dave Cameron provided some historical context on Cain’s pitching performance, looking at the highest GameScores in baseball history. I’ve had a bit more time for reflection.
If you read my posts regularly, you know I’m a Giants fan...
As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the
right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and
manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the
stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in Major League Baseball history (and the first in San Francisco Giants history) in a 10-0 over the Houston Astros.
It was the second perfect game this year behind the White Sox Phillip Humber as Cain struck out a career-high 14 along the way- 7 looking and 7 swinging.
It's always said that games like Cain...
Buster Posey led off the second inning with a solo home run into the second deck of the left field seats, National League hitting leader Melky Cabrera added a two-run shot in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants opened a three-game interleague series with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Posey turned on a hanging breaking ball from Seattle starter...
Wednesday night, San Francisco Giants was perfect on the mound against the Houston Astros. Cain also struck out 14 Astros in the Giants' 10-0, tied for the most strikeouts in a perfect game.
Cain's perfect game marks the 22nd in MLB history and the second of the 2012 season. Philip Humber tossed a perfect game on April 21st against the Seattle Mariners.