The Giants finally won a game without bringing it down to their final at-bat and without a walk-off celebration at home plate.
Following the walk-off homer by reigning NL MVP Buster Posey on Friday night, and the improbable hero in Guillermo Quiroz on Saturday night, the Giants put the Dodgers away again Sunday evening in another one-run contest.
This time, though, they didn’t need to come to bat in the ninth inning themselves and closer Sergio Romo was able to come in and nail down his 12th save of the season.
Matt Cain earned his first victory of the season, improving to 1-2 on the season, behind 7 1/3 solid innings on the mound. Cain allowed just one earned run on five hits and three walks. He struck out four.
George Kontos nearly set the Giants up for another necessary walk-off when he allowed two runs to score without recording an out, but Jean Machi was able to come in and nail down the final out of the seventh inning and preserve Cain’s lead.
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